November 20, 2017

Ambassador He Yafei speaks on US-China relations at NYU, OSU and UT Austin

Building on the success of the 2016 Forum, CUSEF co-organized the second China Forum with New York University (NYU) at the NYU School of Law on 13th November, 2017. CUSEF invited Ambassador He Yafei, former Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the keynote speaker this year. Ambassador He spoke on a variety of foreign policy issues surrounding the future of China-US relations on the global stage and also engaged in a dialogue with Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, Prof. Jeffery Lehman and former United States ambassador to China, Ambassador Clark T. Randt. The Forum attracted around 200 NYU students, faculty and the wider community to attend.

Meanwhile, for the first time, our Foundation also partnered up with Ohio State University (OSU) and the China Public Policy Centre (CPPC) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to co-host the inaugural US-China Forum at their respective campuses on 15th and 16th November 2017. Ambassador He spoke on how the China-US relationship will shape the emerging global order and also engaged in a dialogue with Professor Shenkar at OSU and Mr. David Firestein, Executive Director of CPPC at UT Austin and Commissioner Dan Slane. Around 100 guests attended the Forums.

New York University
Ohio State University
University of Texas at Austin

Forum Speakers and Panelists:
Ambassador He Yafei
Ambassador Clark T. Randt
Prof. Jeffrey Lehman
Professor Oded Shenkar
Mr. David Firestein
Commissioner Dan Slane

Partner Organizations:
• Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Undergraduate Academic Affairs at NYU
• Office of Global Affairs at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
• China Public Policy Center at the University of Texas at Austin