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Stabilizing U.S. - China Relations in a Time of Tensions

Ambassador Clark T. Randt, the U.S. Ambassador to China from 2001 to 2009, will visit the Baker School on March 19 as part of the Ashe Lecture Series. The U.S.–China relationship is perhaps the most consequential in the world. It’s potentially fraught with the gravest national security and defense threats to the U.S. and the rules-based international order but one that also presents vast opportunities for cooperation and trade.


For almost half a century, in various official capacities, Amb. Randt has been a first-hand witness to China’s transformation from an undeveloped and isolationist country in the 1970s to an economic giant and a political superpower in the present. As the longest-serving U.S. ambassador to China, Randt was responsible for navigating the profound differences between the countries and for advancing U.S. interests and policies in China in an era of China’s ascendancy to a superpower. What are the leading security, economic, and technological threats emanating from China? How will the United States manage the ongoing challenges posed by China in the years ahead?  What are the opportunities that the U.S. and China can seize to create a more prosperous and peaceful future? Ambassador Randt will address these questions and more in his evening remarks.

Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Howard H. Baker Jr. School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Toyota Auditorium 1640 Cumberland Ave.

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Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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Patricia Contic

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