Event: Conferences

China, Taiwan, and the United States, the Roots of Conflict - CAA Fall 2022 Conference

The Dragon and the Bear - Session 3

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The Council's third panel during it's annual Fall Conference, this year titled: "The Dragon and the Bear", goes beyond the headlines to explore the history and the latest developments impacting relations and heightened tensions in the region.

Speaker: Dr. David Keegan (Adjunct Lecturer, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University)

David J. Keegan is adjunct lecturer in the Chinese Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He teaches a seminar on Taiwan and its relations with the United States and Mainland China. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese History from the University of California, Berkeley.

He served as a Foreign Service Officer in the US State Department for thirty years, specializing in China, Taiwan, and the Asia Pacific region. He served in Jamaica, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and New Zealand. He was Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan and Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé at the US Embassy in New Zealand. He also served as: Director of the Office of Taiwan Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), and Director of the Office of Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Affairs in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). He retired from the Foreign Service in 2012. He currently also teaches area studies courses on China, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific at the State Department Foreign Service Institute. Moderator:

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch (Director, Council of American Ambassadors)

Julia Chang Bloch is President of the US-China Education Trust, a nonprofit organization working in China to promote US-China relations through education. She continues her affiliation with Fudan University in Shanghai, China, as Distinguished Advisor of the School of International and Public Affairs and Visiting Professor at the Center for American Studies. Ambassador Bloch, the first Asian American to hold such rank in US history, has had an extensive career in international affairs and government service, beginning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia, in 1964, and culminating as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal in 1989.

From 1981-1988, Ambassador Bloch served at the US Agency for International Development as Assistant Administrator for Food for Peace and Voluntary Assistance and as Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East. She also was the Chief Minority Counsel to a Senate Select Committee; a Senate professional staff member; the Deputy Director of the Office of African Affairs at the US Information Agency; a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government; and an Associate of the US-Japan Relations Program of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard.


Nov 9, 2022
11:30 am