Dr. Susan Shirk
NCUSCR VP Jan Berris and Dr. Susan Shirk
Susan Shirk, professor of political science at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, discussed how the Internet and media are changing Chinese politics and vice versa during a National Committee program on April 25. Video of the program can be found below.
Dr. Shirk is director of the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Affairs. She first travelled to China in 1971 and has been doing research there ever since. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Shirk served as deputy assistant secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia. In 1993, she founded the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), an unofficial “track two” forum for discussions of security issues among defense and foreign ministry officials and academics from the United States, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, and North Korea.