Past Griffin Lectures
2019 Griffin Lecture: Technology Tensions in the U.S.-China Relationship
On March 12, 2019, the University of Minnesota China Center welcomed Kaiser Kuo, host and founder of the Sinica Podcast, to deliver the keynote at the 18th Annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture. Mr. Kuo presented on the topic, “Technology Tensions in the US-China Relationship.”
2018 Griffin Lecture: China in the New Era: What Lies Ahead?
Haiyan Wang, managing partner of the China India Institute
2017 Griffin Lecture: The Time Has Come for a Reset in U.S.-China Relations
James McGregor, author and Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide
2016 Griffin Lecture: China’s Disruptors
Dr. Edward Tse, founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
2015 Griffin Lecture: Age of Ambition: Truth, Faith, and Fortune in China
Evan Osnos, Former New Yorker Correspondent
2014 Griffin Lecture: China — Opportunities and Challenges
Jon Huntsman, Former U.S. Ambassador to China, China: Opportunities and Challenges
2013 Griffin Lecture: The Future of China and the World in Its Influence
Ted C. Fishman, Bestselling Author of “China, Inc.” and “Shock of Gray"
2012 Griffin Lecture: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School and author of best seller "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"
2011 Griffin Lecture: Migration and China’s Urban Transformation
Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
2010 Griffin Lecture: A Relationship Marred by Misperceptions
Burton Levin, Former Ambassador to Burma and Consul General in Hong Kong
2008-09 Griffin Lecture: China Road
Rob Gifford, Author of "China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power"
2007 Griffin Lecture: China and the Middle East
Jeffrey Bader, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
2006 Griffin Lecture: India’s Growth from the Perspective of China’s Experience
Pieter Bottelier, Economist and Professor
2005 Griffin Lecture: What Does Devaluation of the Chinese Currency Mean for the U.S. Economy?
Dr. Art Rolnick, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2004 Griffin Lecture: Trade and Policy Panel
Mr. Michael Jemal, president of Haier America
Mr. Charles Lee, author of the book, Cowboys and Dragons: Shattering the Cultural Myths to advance Chinese/American Business
Counselor Tian Jun of the Economic Affairs Office at the Chinese Embassy, chief negotiator of the China’s Accession to WTO
2003 Griffin Lecture: China’s New Leadership: China’s Perspectives on U.S.-China Relations
Professor Jiang Zhenghua, vice chairman, Standing Commmitte of the National People’s Congress of China
2002 Griffin Lecture: U-S.-Chinese Relations in the Global Context
Dr. David Aikman, a senior fellow at Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center and a former senior correspondent of Time Magazine
2001 Griffin Lecture: China's Western Development
A panel discussion on China's Western Development.