Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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See also the 2001 interview
This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.
Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Susan Shirk who is Director of the University of California systemwide Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation and professor of political science at UC San Diego. During 1997 to 2000 Professor Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian Pacific Affairs with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia. She first traveled to China in 1971 and has been doing research there ever since. Her new book is China: Fragile Superpower.
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