Seminar 11. James Steinberg: “COVID-19: Point of No Return in Sino-US Relations?”
On Friday, 22 May 2020, the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and the Department of International Relations of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a joint session of Eurasian Online Seminar and China Seminar. Our speaker was a distinguished American academic and political advisor Professor James Steinberg. The topic of his talk is "COVID-19: Point of No Return in Sino-US Relations?"
James B. Steinberg is University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law at Syracuse University, where he was Dean of the Maxwell School from July 2011 until June 2016.
Mr. Steinberg received his A.B from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to becoming Dean he served as Deputy Secretary of State, the principal deputy to Secretary Hillary Clinton, from 2009-2011. From 2005-2008, Steinberg was Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Steinberg was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
Mr. Steinberg was deputy national security advisor to President Clinton from 1996 to 2000. During that period he also served as the president’s personal representative to the 1998 and 1999 G-8 summits. Prior to becoming deputy national security advisor, Mr. Steinberg held positions as director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Steinberg’s most recent books are A Glass Half Full? Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve and Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century (both with Michael O’Hanlon).
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