The 2020 Griffin Lecture is being postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to host you for this event in fall.

The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics. The event is free and open to the public.

2019 Griffin LectureKaiser Kuo

On March 12, 2019, the University of Minnesota China Center welcomed Kaiser Kuo, host of the Sinica Podcast, as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture. Mr. Kuo discussed technology tensions in the U.S.-China relationship. In his timely and insightful lecture, Mr. Kuo discussed how U.S. policies meant to restrict China's technological development may also harm the American economy.