Upcoming Seminars & Events
Science and Global Security Seminar Series - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Shen Dingli will speak on "China-US Cooperation On The Global Commons"
The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, December 12 at 221 Nassau Street (located at J2 on the campus map) in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
The Global Commons, the air, space, ocean, and cyberspace, are increasingly become areas of contention among nations of the world. China and the US have been no exception in their relations in this regard. While China complains about the US access to China’s exclusive economic zone for intelligence purpose, it has admitted to engaging in similar missions vis-à-vis the US. Also, while China perceives the US maritime hegemony especially concerning Taiwan and Diaoyu Islands, the US is also wary of China’s expanding maritime capacity and intention, especially in the South China Sea and East China Sea. Their hedging strategies have extended to space and cyberspace. This talk will address these issues and suggest their cooperation to help relieve each other’s concern and help build global norm to assure free access to the Global Commons for peaceful purposes.
Shen Dingli is Professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. His research and his publications cover issues related to China-US security relations, regional security and international strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, foreign and defense policy of China and the United States. He is Vice President of Chinese Association of South Asian Studies, Shanghai Association of International Studies, and Shanghai Association of American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Fudan in 1989 and was a post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989-1991. He was an Eisenhower Fellow in 1996, and advised in 2002 the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for his strategic planning of second term. He is on the Global Council of Asia Society, and is appointed by Shanghai Municipality as Shanghai’s Conference Ambassador.
Biosecurity Seminar Series
No Biosecurity seminars are scheduled for this semester. Lists of past seminars may be found here.