About the talk:

Join the Long US-China Institute and the National Committee on US-China Relations for a webcast featuring US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell. Campbell will discuss how the US-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities, touching on issues ranging from supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change. 

A moderated discussion will immediately follow the webcast. The discussion will feature Professor Samantha Vortherms (UCI Political Science) and Dr. Yimin Lai (UCI Anthropology and Long US-China Institute), in conversation with Emily Baum. 
About the speakers:
Kurt M. Campbell was sworn in as the 22nd Deputy Secretary of State on February 12, 2024. Prior to assuming this position, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council. From 2009 to 2013, Campbell served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Samantha Vortherms is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Irvine. Her forthcoming book, Manipulating Authoritarian Citizenship (Stanford University Press), examines sub-national variation in access to citizenship rights in China.
Yimin Lai is a postdoctoral fellow at the Long US-China Institute at UC Irvine. He received his PhD from the UC Irvine Department of Anthropology, an MBA from the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program, and a BA from Cornell University with a dual degree in anthropology and economics.

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