U-M experts available to discuss Chinese vice president’s visit to U.S.

February 14, 2012

ANN ARBOR—Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, widely expected to be his country’s next leader, on Tuesday meets with President Obama. University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the key political, economic and security issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

The experts include:

Mary Gallagher, director of U-M’s Center for Chinese Studies, can discuss the U.S.-China relationship. She is an associate professor of political science whose research areas are Chinese politics; comparative politics of transitional and developing states; law and society. She can be reached at 734-615-9154 or [email protected]. More about Gallagher: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/ci.gallaghermary_ci.detail

Linda Y.C. Lim, professor of strategy at the Ross School of Business, can take questions about the economic and trade relationship between the United States and China. Her research focuses on the influence of domestic politics, economic policy and culture on business structure, strategy and operations. She can be reached at 734-763-0290 or [email protected]. More about Lim: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000119685

John Ciorciari, assistant professor at the Ford School of Public Policy, can address China’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region. His current research focuses primarily on Asia and examines foreign policy strategies, human rights and the reform of international economic institutions. He can be reached at 734-615-6947 or [email protected]. More about Ciorciari: http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/John_Ciorciari

Philip Potter, assistant professor at the Ford School of Public Policy, can discuss security and defense issues. His current research projects explore the relationship between interdependence and international conflict; the impact of public opinion and media on foreign policy; and the role of networks in transnational terrorism. He can be reached at 734-615-6905 or [email protected]. More about Potter: http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/Philip_Potter