Scholars from the 21st Century China Program at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies join us to examine China’s domestic challenges. Susan Shirk is a former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs for the Clinton administration. Her latest book is Changing Media, Changing China. Tai Ming Cheung is an analyst of Chinese defense and national security. His latest book is Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy. Barry Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy, with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance, and China's transition to a market economy. His most recent book is The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.