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40 Years Of U.S.-China Relations

George Washington University Professor David Shambaugh will explore the past, present and future of U.S.-China relations at a Feb. 28 lecture.
By Lauren Zajicek, The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs February 18, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 28, George Washington University international affairs professor David Shambaugh will deliver a lecture that will examine U.S.-China relations during the 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. at the Hagler Auditorium in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Texas A&M University’s campus.

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University is sponsoring this event, which the public is invited to attend. Register to attend at

Shambaugh will delve into the accomplishments born from the U.S. and China relationship, and the severe strain and increasing competition experienced today. Shambaugh will share what these difficulties could mean for future relations between the world’s two primary powers.

Shambaugh serves as the founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he is also the Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs.

He serves on numerous editorial boards; has been a consultant to governments, universities, corporations, and others; and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Asia-Pacific Council, and other public policy and scholarly organizations.

Shambaugh is also the author of more than 30 books, including his most recent books China’s Future and The China Reader: Rising Power, both published in 2016.

Media contact: Lauren Zajicek, The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Administrative Coordinator, 979-845-6510,

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