2019 FORUM

The inaugural forum was held in La Jolla, California from August 12–16, 2019. Its purpose was to convene an independent and sustaining community of thought leaders and policy experts to foster creative thinking on how to advance U.S.-China relations and bridge the growing gap between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. The Forum was by invitation only. Chatham House rules were applied at the forum to ensure maximum candor from all participants.



The forum invited the public to attend the opening event titled “Finding a New Equilibrium: Insights on U.S.-China Ties from High-Level Practitioners” on Monday, Aug. 12. Watch the video here.


Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations (link)
Aug. 12, 2019, Susan Shirk, featured on KPBS Midday Edition

Democrats need to stop running scared on foreign policy (link)
Aug. 13, 2019, David Ignatius, The Washington Post

Generational clash emerges among U.S. experts in China policy debate (link)
Aug. 17, 2019, Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: The Asia Group Foundation, Coril Holdings Ltd., East West Bank, Legler Benbough Foundation and Qualcomm, and individual donors Kurt M. Campbell and Anonymous.