NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES CENTER ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
NYU has established the
Center on U.S.-China Relations, a research institute that will focus on
the rapidly changing dynamic between the two countries. The Center will
be directed by David Denoon, an NYU professor of politics and economics,
who has served in senior policy-making positions in the U.S.
The Center’s web-site is: www.uschinacenter.as.nyu.edu.
The Center’s research will
concentrate in two principal areas: the economic interaction between
China and the U.S. and foreign policy issues where both states are
involved. The Center will sponsor applied research that is designed to
provide pragmatic alternatives to current policies.
In addition to its
research, the Center will support three other activities: scholarly
exchanges between the U.S. and China; fellowships for Chinese and
American students to do field research; and presentations and events at
NYU where speakers will address current policy questions affecting China
and the U.S.
In its first year of
operation, the Center’s economic focus will be on recent developments in
Chinese capital markets. In this area, the Center’s research will look
at a range of issues, including: changing trends in the equity markets
and commercial bank lending; developments in private equity and
investment trusts; patterns in public debt markets at the national,
provincial, and local level; and related trends in private debt
issuance. The intent will be to commission a wide range of research by
Chinese and American scholars on these topics and to have this work
published in academic and policy journals.
The foreign policy research
in the first year will concentrate on recent developments in Central
Asia. Research in this area will look at such issues as the impact of
the pending American drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and how
this will affect relations of the countries in Central Asia and the
powers outside the region which have interests there. Particular
attention will be devoted to exploring how Chinese, Russian, and U.S.
actions will impact Central Asia. The Center intends to publish an
edited volume, titled China, The U.S., and Central Asia, presenting the
findings of scholars looking at this crucial region.
Public events sponsored by
the Center will begin in 2011. Details of the scholarship and exchange
programs will be posted in the Fall of 2011when the selection processes
are about to be launched.
The Center’s Advisory Board
is comprised of Asia and China specialists and includes two former U.S.
ambassadors to China, Winston Lord and Stapleton Roy.
The launch grant for the
Center came from Rilin Enterprises, Ltd., a global construction and
logistics firm based in Dandong, China. Mr. Wenliang Wang serves as
Chairman of Rilin Enterprises.
Denoon, the Center’s
Director, has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.P.A. from Princeton, and a Ph.D.
from M.I.T. He has served in three government positions: program
economist for USAID / Dept. of State in Jakarta, Indonesia; vice
president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank; and deputy assistant secretary
of defense. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Asia Society, and the U.S.-Indonesia Society and is chair of the
Editorial Board of Great Decisions. Denoon has published widely on
issues of Asian political-economy. His two most recent books are
China: Contemporary Political, Economic, and International Affairs and
The Economic and Strategic Rise of China and India.