Politics and Security (US-China Conf.)

Politics and Security (US-China Conf.)

Panel Discussion by Richard Baum, Mike Chinoy, and Donald Keyser.

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Duration: 62:17

Panel 1 titled "Politics and Security" with panelists Richard Baum, Mike Chinoy, and Donald Keyser, moderated by Kal Raustiala, from the conference "Two Systems, One World: US-China Relations under the Obama Administration" on January 30, 2009.

Richard Baum (PhD, UC Berkeley, 1970) is Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Baum was the Director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies from 1999 to 2005. He is author and editor of nine books and numerous articles on Chinese politics and foreign policy. His latest book, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom, will be published later this year by the University of Washington Press. Professor Baum serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary China, China Quarterly, China Information, Asian Survey, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies. He is the founder and director of chinapol, a private, online forum for professionals (scholars, journalists, diplomats, and others) invovled in the analysis of contemporary Chinese politics. As a commentator, Professor Baum has shared his expert knowledge of Chinese politics with media all across the globe.

Mike Chinoy (BA, Chinese Studies, Yale; MA, Journalism, Columbia) joined the Pacific Council on International Policy in 2006 as the Edgerton Fellow in Korean Security, focusing on security issues in North Korea, China, and Northeast Asia in general. He has recently completed a book on the history of the North Korean nuclear crisis: Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (St. Martin's Press, 2008). He previously spent twenty-four years as a foreign correspondent for CNN, including an eight-year stint as the network's first Bureau Chief in Beijing, Bureau Chief in Hong Kong, and, from 2001 to 2006, Senior Asia Correspondent, responsible for coverage throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).  Chinoy has received numerous awards for his journalism, including an Emmy and a Peabody for his coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crisis.

Donald Keyser retired from the U.S. Department of State in 2004 after a 32-year career. During his career, he served three tours of duty in Beijing and two in Tokyo. He held three Washington-based ambassadorial-level assignments between 1998 and 2004: Special Envoy for Regional Conflicts in the Former Soviet Union; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He is currently the 2008-09 Pantech Fellow at Stanford University's Walter Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.

Kal Raustiala (PhD, Political Science, UC San Diego, 1996; JD, Harvard, 1999) teaches courses in international law and international relations. He holds a joint appointment between the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies, a multidisciplinary undergraduate program on globalization. In December 2006, he was appointed director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. Professor Raustiala's recent publications include "The Evolution of Territoriality: International Relations and American Law," in Miles Kahler and Barbara Walter, eds., Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006); and "Where IP Isn't" (with Chris Sprigman), Virginia Law Review (Jan. 2007). His article "Form and Substance in International Agreements," American Journal of International Law (July 2005), won the 2005 Francis Deak Prize from the American Society of International Law.