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Thomas Christensen

Director of China and the World Program, Columbia SIPA

Thomas Christensen is the Interim Dean, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and Director of the China and the World Program at Columbia University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.

His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security.

He will be speaking on the panel Rebuilding Trade Routes in which we ask our experts: 5 Years into the Trade War, will Biden finally lift tariffs on China to combat American inflation?

Thomas Christensen
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