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Experienced professionals, academics and other experts will speak on various topics related to China and U.S.-China relations.

All times listed are in Central Standard Time (Des Moines, Iowa). Sessions will take place in Parent's Hall, upper level of Olmsted Center on the Drake University campus, unless otherwise noted.

2:00 pm

Welcome Remarks from Drake President Marty Martin and Ambassador Terry Branstad


2:30 pm

Keynote Lecture by John Pomfret


3:30 pm

Iowa and China: The legacy of Xi Jinping’s visit to Iowa in 1985

Panel discussion moderated by Kim Heidemann, featuring panelists Ambassador Branstad, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, and Sarah Lande


*Break for dinner*


7:00 pm

The United States and China: Can a Cold War Be Averted?

Panel discussion moderated by Drake Professor David Skidmore, featuring panelists Professor John Owen, Yun Sun, and Professor Zhu Feng

Location: Sussman Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center

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