Fulbright Symposium

'Australia-US Relations and the Rise of China: From Bilateralism to Trilateralism?'

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Professor Nick Bisley, Dr. J.D. Kenneth Boutin, Professor Malcolm Cook, Professor Lowell Dittmer, Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Professor Baogang He, Professor Tse-Kang Leng, Professor Xia Liping, Professor Colin Mackerras, A/Prof Derek McDougall, Dr Chad Ohlandt, Professor Professor Ralph Pettman, Professor Jia Qingguo, Professor Gilbert F.Rozman, Professor Bill Tow, Professor Hugh White, A/Prof Zhang Xuegang, A/Prof Ji You, A/Prof Zhao Kejin, Professor Suisheng Zhao



Bisley Nick Bisley, BA (Hons, Melbourne); MSc (Econ), PhD (London School of Economics), is Professor of International Relations and Convenor of the Politics and International Relations Program at La Trobe University. His research and teaching expertise is in the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, globalization and the diplomacy of great powers. He is a Senior Research Associate of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and a member of the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Nick is the author of many works on international relations including: Building Asia's Security: Toward a 21st Century Regional Security Architecture (IISS/Routledge, 2009), Rethinking Globalization (Palgrave, 2007) and The End of the Cold War and the Causes of Soviet Collapse (Palgrave, 2004). He regularly contributes to national and international media including The Australian Financial Review, the ABC, and al-Jazeera.

Ken Boutin Dr. Ken Boutin is a Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University in Toronto, Canada, and worked on arms control issues at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre in London prior to joining Deakin. His primary research interests are in the area of the political economy of security, including technology policy, defense industrialization, arms transfers, arms control, and economic security, particularly in the context of the Asia-Pacific region.

M Cook Professor Malcolm Cook is Dean of SIS at Flinders University. He was the founding East Asia program director at the Lowy Institute in Sydney where he remains a visiting fellow. Professor Cook has a joint Bachelors Degree in History and International Relations from McGill University in Canada, a Masters Degree in International Relations from the International University of Japan and a PhD in the same discipline from the Australian National University, ACT, Australia.
Professor Cook has travelled widely, living and working in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines before moving to Australia where he enjoys working in the intersections between academia, government and media. Professor Cook's research interests and expertise include: East Asian security, Australian foreign policy and Japanese foreign policy.

Lowell Professor Lowell Dittmer received his PhD from The University of Chicago in 1971 with scholarly expertise in the study of contemporary China. He teaches courses on contemporary China, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. His current research interests include: a study of the impact of reform on Chinese Communist authority, a survey of patterns of informal politics in East Asia, and a project on the China-Taiwan-US triangle in the context of East Asian regional politics. Professor Dittmer's recently published books and monographs include Sino-Soviet Normalization and Its International Implications (University of Washington Press, 1992), China's Quest for National Identity (with Samuel Kim, Cornell University Press, 1993), China Under Modernization (Westview Press, 1994), and South Asia's Nuclear Crisis (M. E. Sharpe, 2005).

Gareth Evans

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC has been Chancellor of the Australian National University since January 2010, and a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne since July 2009, and is President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, the independent global conflict prevention and resolution organisation which he led from 2000 to 2009.

He previously spent 21 years in Australian politics, thirteen of them as a Cabinet Minister. As Foreign Minister (1988- 96) he was best known internationally for his roles in developing the UN peace plan for Cambodia, concluding the Chemical Weapons Convention, and initiating new Asia Pacific regional economic and security architecture. He has written or edited nine books - most recently The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, published by the Brookings Institution in 2008 (paperback edition 2009) - and has published over 100 journal articles and chapters on foreign relations, human rights and legal and constitutional reform.

Garrett Dr Geoffrey Garrett is founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney. He was previously President of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and before that Dean of the UCLA International Institute. Professor Garett is a frequent commentator on all aspects of USA politics, economics and foreign policy in the Australian media including: The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Sky TV and ABC radio television programs.
Among the most influential political scientists of his generation, Garett is author of Partisan Politics in the Global Economy, editor of The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy, both published by Cambridge University Press, and over fifty articles in the world's leading social science journals. Professor Garett has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New York based Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Los Angeles based Pacific Council on International Policy.

Baogang He Professor Baogang He, Ph.D (ANU), MA (People's University of China), BA (Hangzhou University, China), is currently Chair in International Studies at the School of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.
Professor He is has published four single-authored books and four co-authored books, 50 international refereed journal articles, 43 book chapters, 20 book reviews, and numerous Chinese publications. He received the Mayer prize from the APSA in 1994; five ARC Discovery Grants, and numerous grants from the US State Department, the Fulbright Commission, the Ford Foundation, and the National University of Singapore (amounting to a total of about A$1,250,000). He has received approximately 250 citations and 1298 citations in China's Academic Journals Database. Professor He is a member of the editorial board of more than ten international refereed journals, most of which are in East Asia and is an assessor for the ARC Professorial Fellowship and ERA in Australia. His publications deal with a wide range of issues such as deliberation, participation, citizenship, federalism, multiculturalism, civil society, national identity questions in relation to Chinese democratization.

Zhao Kenji Zhao Kejin, PhD (international Relationship Studies), was born in Changle County, Shandong Province in May 1975. He is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Sino-US Relations at Tsinghua University. From 2000 to 2005, Zhao studied at the School of International Relationship and Public Affairs and at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. Since 2009 he has moved to Tsinghua, Beijing to teach and conduct research. His research focuses on US Government and Politics, comparative political systems, Political Marketing and Chinese Diplomatic institutions. Zhao has published more than 40 papers on the national core academic journals and also written many books including: The Institutional Study on U.S. Congressional Lobbing Activities, Global Civil Society and Nation State.

Leng Professor Tse-Kang Leng is Deputy Director of Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS) and Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Leng was the Chair of Political Science Department of National Chengchi University. He served as the Visiting Professor of Modern East Asian Research Center of Leiden University and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Professor Leng also served as Secretary General of Chinese Association of Political Science (CAPS Taipei). Professor Leng's research interests include theories of international relations and cross-Straits relations, political economy of globalization, and political economy of urban development in China.

Xia Liping Professor Xia Liping is Dean of the School of Political Science and International Relations at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is the General Secretary of Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies (SIISS), and Vice President of Shanghai Center for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (CPSIS). He is a Senior Guest Fellow of Institute of International Technology, Economics in the Centre for Development Studies under the PRC State Council and Vice President of Shanghai Association of International Relations. Professor Liping specializes in Asian security and nuclear non-proliferation and China's foreign strategy. He holds a Ph.D. in world history from the East China Normal University. He got the Master Degree of Law from the PLA Foreign Language University in 1991. From December 2007 to April 2008, he was Director of Department of American Studies, and Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies at Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). Professor Liping has written widely including his latest books: "Contemporary International System and Strategic Relations among Major Powers", "China's Peaceful rise" and "Security and Arms Control in the Asia-Pacific Region". He was Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States from 1994-1995, visiting scholar at Monterrey Institute of International Studies in 1999, the Hong Kong University in 2002, Stockholm University in 2005 and visiting scholar at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office in Brussels 2009.

Mackerras Colin Mackerras (B Arts [Hons], M Litt, PhD) is Professor Emeritus at Griffith University and a specialist on China. His main research interests include: social and political history of China, contemporary China, Australia-China relations, China in world affairs, minority nationalities in China, social functions of Chinese theatre both past and present, Western images of China and Marxism in China, Korea and Vietnam.
He has written extensively on Australia-China relations, China's ethnic minorities and on Western images of China with numerous publications including over a dozen authored books. His most recent books include: Colin Mackerras (ed.), Ethnic Minorities in Modern China: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies, 4 vols., Routledge, London and New York, 2011; Colin Mackerras and Michael Clarke (eds),  China, Xinjiang and Central Asia, History, Transition and Crossborder Interaction into the 21st Century, Routledge, London and New York, 2009; and his most recent authored book is Colin Mackerras, China in Transformation, 1900-1949, 2nd edn, Pearson Education, Harlow, London, 2008. Colin Mackerras is a Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities of Australia, elected in 1999, and an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia, appointed in 2007 for service to Asian studies and international relations, particularly in the field of Chinese society, culture and language.

mcdougall Associate Professor Derek McDougall was educated at the University of Melbourne (BA Honours, MA) and Duke University, USA (PhD). He is currently a Principal Fellow in Political Science at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts, School of Social and Political Sciences. His research focuses on the international politics of the Asia-Pacific, with particular reference to peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention, security regionalism, regional security issues and Australia's role.
A/P McDougall's has published widely and has numerous books including: Australian Foreign Relations: Entering the 21st Century (Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson 2009), Asia Pacific in World Politics (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007) and Australian Security After 9/11: New and Old Agendas (Aldershot: Ashgate, Hampshire 2006) (co-edited with Peter Shearman).

Chad Ohlandt Dr. Chad J. R. Ohlandt is an aerospace engineer at RAND with backgrounds in computational fluid dynamics, supercomputing, plasma physics, nuclear fusion, and space propulsion. He has a solid background in Chinese and East Asian space policies based on his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, visiting Chinese universities and space research centers as a Boren Fellow (NSEP), including a summer fellowship in Beijing at the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the NSF East Asia Summer Institute, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney.  At RAND, he has provided strategic planning for NASA's Aeronautic Research Mission Directorate towards maintaining U.S. leadership in aeronautics and contributed to a review of China's aerospace industry for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Dr. Ohlandt holds a B.Sc. in aerospace engineering from M.I.T., a M.S in the same from Pennsylvania State University, and is currently completing his doctoral dissertation in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing at the University of Michigan.

ralph pettman Professor Ralph Pettman was educated at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught at the Australian National University, Princeton University, Tokyo University and the University of Sydney and has held research appointments at the Australian National University, Cambridge University (UK), the Frankfurt Institute for Peace Research, and the New School for Social Research (NY). He has also worked for the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Foreign Aid Bureau, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
He is the founder of the first electronic journal on world affairs in the world: AntePodium; co-editor of a monograph series on constructivism for M.E.Sharpe, Inc.; a member of the editorial board of advisers of Global Change, Peace and Security; a member of the international advisory board of the European Journal of International Relations; and a member of the advisory boards of International Politics and Religion; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; and the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. His research interests include: International relations theory, International political economy, religion and politics, with a particular interest in Islam and the foreign policy of Japan.

Jia Qingguo Jia Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution between 1985 and 1986. Professor Qingguo has taught at the University of Vermont, Cornell University, University of California at San Diego, University of Sydney in Australia as well as Peking University. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy as well as Chinese politics.

Rozman Professor Gilbert Rozman, PhD (Sociology, Princeton University) is Musgrave Professor of Sociology. He specialises in Northeast Asian societies: China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, concentrating on national identities. In addition, he works on sociological factors in international relations emphasizing mutual perceptions and barriers to regionalism. He has been published widely and his recent books include: Chinese Strategic Thought toward Asia, U.S. Leadership, History and Bilateral Relations in Northeast Asia, and East Asian National Identities: Commonalities and Differences. His research awards and fellowships are numerous and include: being a visiting professor at Seoul National University in 2005, East Asia Institute Fellow in Seoul 2006, Northeast Asian History Foundation 2007-2008 and United States-Japan Foundation 2009-2010.
Professor Rozman is involved in numerous administrative positions, committees and memberships including: Fulbright Scholarship interview committee, 1998-2000, Director, PIIRS project on Strategic Thought in Asia, 2004-2007, Director, PIIRS, EAS Program project on East Asian National Identities, 2008-2010 Association of Asian Studies, chair Program Committee, 2009-2010, Research Associate, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University, 2009, member of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) and American Sociological Association (ASA).

Bill Tow William T. Tow, BA (Redlands), MA (USC), PhD (USC), is the Professor of the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies and previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. Professor Tow was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, and a Visiting Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. Professor Tow's research interests include: Alliance politics, US security policy in the Asia-Pacific, security politics in the Asia-Pacific, Australian security policies. He has written widely with key publications including: Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus? (Editor, Cambridge University Press, 2009), ASEAN-India-Australia: Towards Closer Engagement in a New Asia (Co-editor, ISEAS, 2009) and Tangled Webs: Security Architectures in Asia (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2008).
Co-director of ANU projects for the MacArthur Foundation's Asia Security Initiative and for the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (2008-); Editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (2001-2006); Served on the Foreign Affairs Council, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1998-2003) and the National Board of Directors, Australian Fulbright Commission (1992-1997); Recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching in the Social Sciences Category for 2001.

Hugh White Professor Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His work focuses on Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and global strategic affairs; primarily how they influence Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
He has served as an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, as a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, as a senior adviser on the staffs of Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and as a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence, and as the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). In the 1970s he studied philosophy at Melbourne and Oxford Universities.
Professor White has written widely and his career highlights are being the Senior Adviser (1985-1991) to Defence Minister and Prime Minister; 1995-2000 Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Department of Defence; 2001-2004 Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.


Mr. ZHANG Xuegang is the Deputy Director and the Associate Professor in the Institute for South Asian & Southeast Asian studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) in Beijing, China. He specializes in Southeast Asian security, Asia-Pacific security and China-US-ASEAN relations.
Mr. Zhang joined the CICIR in June 2003-firstly served as an Assistant Professor, and then an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director for South-Southeast Asian and Oceanian studies. He is also an advisor to China-ASEAN Business Council based in China.Prior to joining the CICIR, Mr. Zhang obtained his dual B.A. in 1997 majoring in Art and Law in Lanzhou University, China. In 2000, he obtained his M.A. for political science in the University of International Relations, China. He obtained Ph.D. for International Relations in early 2010.
Mr. Zhang's papers, publications and comments on Asia-Pacific security issues: Sino Australia in the Asia pacific Region(2007); Maritime Security and International Cooperation (CICIR Publishing House, 2005); Retrospect and Prospect of China-ASEAN Relations 2006(Contemporary International Relations, Issue No.1, 2007, CICIR journal); Southeast Asia: Gateway to Stability (China Security Quarterly, Vol 3. No.2. Spring 2007,World Security Institute, Washington D.C., USA); Southeast Asian Strategic and Security Review 2006-2007 (Co-edited, China Times Publishing House,2007); China's Energy Corridors in Southeast Asia (China Brief, Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C., USA., vol VIII, Issue 3, January 31, 2008, Burmese Situation and International Discordances (China Brief, Volume VIII, Issue 8, Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C., USA., April 2008),etc.

You Ji Associate Professor You Ji, (BA Beijing, BA(Hons) Wellington, MA, PhD ANU), currently works at the University of New South Wales in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies. His primary research is on China's political and economic reform; elite politics; military modernisation and foreign policy. His current projects focus on military transformation and issues in post-Cold War foreign policy and security matters.
A/P Ji’s recent publications include many books, book chapters and journal articles including his most recent publications: The Armed Forces of China, Sydney, London & New York: Allen & Unwin and I.B. Tauris, 1999, 288p., You Ji, “China’s Response to the Deadly Triangle: Arms Race, Territorial Dispute and Energy Security”, CLAWS Journal, Summer 2010, pp. 35-52.

Zhao Professor Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, (PhD, (UC San Diego), MA, UM Kansas City, MA BA PU) is Professor and Executive Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of 2010 at DU. A founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, he is a member of the Board of Governors of the US Committee for the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, a Research Associate at the Fairbanks Centre for East Asian Research in Harvard University, and an honorary Jianzhi professor at Beijing University, Renmin University, China University of International Relations, Fudan University and Shanghai foreign Studies University.
A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, he was Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California-San Diego. Professor Zhao has written widely and is the author and editor of ten books including: Village Elections in China (Routledge, 2010), China and the United States, Cooperation and Competition in Northeast Asia (Palgrave/Macmillion, 2008), and China-US Relations Transformed: Perspectives and Strategic Interactions (Routledge, 2008). His research interests include: Chinese politics, Chinese nationalism, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian international relations and Asian regionalism.




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