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A Border in the "Endless Frontier": U.S.-China Scientific Exchange
In 1945, a report entitled "Science, The Endless Frontier" helped establish the National Science Foundation and laid the roadmap for scientific development in the U.S. post-WWII. 76 years later, the U.S. Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act, which authorizes generous research funding for the U.S. to succeed in "strategic competition with China." Scientific exchange has played a crucial role in U.S.-China relations for over a century and is one of the most contentious issues in geopolitics today. In a world fractured by nations, races, and governing systems, can science transcend political borders? In this talk, Yangyang Cheng will review the history of scientific exchange between the two countries, discuss current controversies and reasons behind the tensions, and explore the potential paths forward.

• Yangyang Cheng, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center
• Molly Roberts, Associate Professor, UC San Diego Political Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
This webinar series is organized by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on China activities, as well as recordings of previous webinars, please visit china.ucsd.edu.

Oct 28, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Yangyang Cheng
Postdoctoral Fellow @Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center
Yangyang Cheng is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center and a particle physicist. At Yale, her research focuses on the ethics and governance of science and U.S.-China relations. Her essays on these and related topics have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, MIT Technology Review and many other publications. https://law.yale.edu/yangyang-cheng
Molly Roberts
Associate Professor of Political Science @UC San Diego
Margaret Roberts is one of the foremost experts on digital politics. She studies censorship in the PRC, and is a renowned innovator in advanced methods in China studies and in political science more broadly. Her research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China. https://www.margaretroberts.net/