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Can We Live with China? A Roadmap for Co-Evolution

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A talk by Susan Thornton, visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School and a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, as well as former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

In 2018, she retired from the State Department after a 28-year diplomatic career focused primarily on East and Central Asia. In leadership roles in Washington, Thornton worked on China and Korea policy, including stabilizing relations with Taiwan, the U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, the Paris Climate Accord and leading a successful negotiation in Pyongyang for monitoring of the Agreed Framework on denuclearization.

Thornton holds degrees from the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Bowdoin College. She speaks Russian, Mandarin and French, is a member of numerous professional associations and is on the Board of Trustees for the Eurasia Foundation.

Sponsored by the School of Policy and International Affairs. 


April 2
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Buchanan Alumni House
160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States


McIntire Room