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.