The Center for China – U.S. Cooperation hosts many academic events annually, bringing together scholars, public officials and policy experts to engage with students and the general public.

Jackson/Ho China Forum

With significant interest in China at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, CCUSC programming strives to meet the increasing demand of the DU community in their curiosity of China.

Through monthly forums during the academic year, CCUSC organizes these informative sessions on a variety of topics that include U.S. – China relations, technology, military, climate change, just to name a few, from prominent, international and U.S. scholars, policy makers, corporate leaders and experts. All forum programs are free and attended by a broad spectrum of attendees, including faculty, staff, students and those outside of the University of Denver community in the Rocky Mountain region.

Upcoming Events

Is the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis Over or Yet to Come? U.S.-China Competition and Taiwan with S. Philip Hsu, moderated by Suisheng Zhao

Join us in person October 12th from 12pm-1:30pm . Register at

Recorded Past Events

May 6, 2021 - Professor Suisheng Zhao moderated The Journal of Contemporary China (JCC) Special Issue Workshop: Distant Reading China Using Big Data, hosted by Korbel's Center for China-US Cooperation. The four papers discussed in the workshop included: · International cinema’s shifting portrayals of china: topics, emotions, and determinants; · Searching for the rainbow connections: regional development and public interest in LQBT; · National Identity of Locality: the state, patriotism, and nationalism in cyber china · Strong State or Vulnerable Homeland: How Chinese State Media Sought to Combat Democratic Diffusion from Hong Kong. The workshop included eight leading international scholars as presenters and discussants.

January 18, 2021 – CCUSC’s Director and Professor Sam Zhao spoke at a roundtable discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy under Biden: China, Africa, Latin America & the Middle East, organized by the Center for International & Area Studies and International Studies Program at Northwest University.

September 25, 2020 – CCUSC’s Director and Professor Sam Zhao shared a conversation with Korbel School Dean Fritz Mayer on U.S.- China Relations at the first Faculty Fridays.