Countering China’s security state: A bipartisan approach | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, joined several scholars and experts in China policy studies to debate a bipartisan approach to countering China’s technologies of repression and influence during a one-day conference in the Hart Senate Office Building.

The event was sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). Joshua Eisenman, a professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, distinguished scholar with the Strauss Center and a senior fellow for China studies at AFPC, was the main conference organizer.


See social media coverage of the conference by 2019 LBJ DC Fellow Timothy Michalak and others, including participants


WHAT: One-day conference on bipartisan approaches to countering Chinese repression and influence in the digital age

WHEN: June 6, 2019 from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
See schedule below.

WHERE: Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building
120 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington DC, 20002

WHO:

  • Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), House Committee on Foreign Affairs, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Joshua Eisenman, LBJ School professor of public affairs, senior fellow for China studies at AFPC, distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center
  • Melanie Hart, director of China policy at the Center for American Progress
  • Ely Ratner, executive vice president at the Center for a New American Security
  • James Mulvenon, SOS International
  • Elsa Kania, Center for a New American Security
  • Ambassador Derek Mitchell, president of the National Democratic Institute
  • Daniel Twining, president of the International Republican Institute
  • Randall G. Schriver, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs

MEDIA: Media may take photos. Audio and visual recordings are not permitted.

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Conference Schedule:

9–9:10 a.m.

  • Welcome Remarks: Joshua Eisenman, senior fellow for China Studies, American Foreign Policy Council, distinguished scholar, Strauss Center and assistant professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

9:10–10:00 a.m.:

  • Statement: Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), House Committee on Foreign Affairs, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Introductions: Herman Pirchner, president, American Foreign Policy Council

10:10–11:10 a.m.:

Panel 1: Understanding China's Methods and Intentions

  • Melanie Hart, director of China policy, the Center for American Progress
  • Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, the Wilson Center
  • Moderator: Joshua Eisenman

11:20–12:20 p.m.:

Panel 2: China's Technologies of Repression and Influence

  • James Mulvenon, general manager, Special Programs, SOS International
  • Elsa Kania, adjunct senior fellow, Technology and National Security, Center for a New American Security
  • Moderator: David Shullman, senior adviser, International Republican Institute

12:30–2:15 p.m.:

Luncheon Keynotes