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Orville Schell and Winston Lord: A Novel Approach to China

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

In his debut novel, renowned China expert Orville Schell delves into the complexities of people whose lives have been historically upended by the tumult of political change, the pain of migration, and the separations of the Cold War that made it impossible to live in both worlds.In moving from non-fiction to fiction, Schell's sweeping historical novel takes us on a journey from the rise of Mao Zedong in 1949 to the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989, as a classical musician and his son are swept away by a relentless series of devastating events. Through their lives, we follow the fault line between the United States and China—a divide that at times has been narrow and easily crossed, while at other times perilously wide. At a time when the U.S.-China divide is once again widening, Schell’s fictional characters speak volumes about the agonies of separation that may yet again become a reality.Join a unique discussion on U.S.-China relations (focusing on culture, music, religion and art as well as policy) with Schell and his longtime friend Ambassador Winston Lord, who served as Henry Kissinger’s main aide on his game-changing trip to China with President Richard Nixon in 1972 and subsequently became U.S. ambassador to China under President Reagan.Part of our Good Lit Series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.SPEAKERSWinston LordFormer U.S. Ambassador to China; Former President, Council on Foreign RelationsOrville SchellArthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Former Professor and Dean, University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism; Author, My Old Home: A Novel of ExileIn conversation with James FallowsNational Correspondent, The AtlanticIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on February 16th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

18 Mar 2021

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Winston Lord

U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast

Ambassador Winston Lord explains to U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast host James Green his unique experience negotiating with China: from secret negotiations in the 1970s to the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown to the link between trade and human rights in the 1990s.

1hr 20mins

23 Oct 2019

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Winston Lord | Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership

NCUSCR Events

In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon’s national security advisor, Dr. Henry Kissinger, steered U.S. foreign policy through challenging times, reshaping the country’s policies on China, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and the Middle East. Working by his side throughout was Ambassador Winston Lord, then special assistant to the national security advisor and director of the State Department’s policy planning staff. In a new collection of interviews, Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership, Ambassador Lord chronicles Dr. Kissinger’s diplomatic adventures. Understanding Dr. Kissinger’s thoughts on leadership and strategy provides a timely lens through which to view today’s challenging geopolitical landscape. Winston Lord has had a long and varied career in and out of government, serving as special assistant to the national security advisor (1970-73) and director of the State Department policy planning staff under President Nixon (1973-77), ambassador to China for Presidents Reagan and the first President Bush (1985-89), and assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs under President Clinton (1993-97). Earlier in his career he held many positions in the State Department as a foreign service officer, and served on the policy planning staff of the Defense Department. Between government postings Ambassador Lord was a board member of many non-partisan, non-government organizations related to global issues. These include his service as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, co-chair of the International Rescue Committee, chair of the National Endowment for Democracy, and chair of the Carnegie Endowment National Commission on America and the New World. He is a member and former director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Ambassador Lord earned a B.A. from Yale (magna cum laude) and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (first in his class). He has received several honorary degrees, the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Defense Department’s Outstanding Performance Award. Ambassador Lord has appeared on all major U.S. media networks, and his writings include articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs.

1hr

13 Jun 2019

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Henry Kissinger and Winston Lord, "Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership" (All Points Books, 2019)

New Books in National Security

In a series of riveting and in depth interviews, America's senior statesman, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension. With insights which are pertinent to the present and indeed the future.As National Security Advisor to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger utterly transformed America's approach to diplomacy and in particular with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, helping to lay the foundations for geopolitics of the past fifty years, as well as we know them today. In a series of questions and answers with his friend and long-time associate Winston Lord, himself a well-know and celebrated figure--Ambassador to China, Director of the Policy Planning staff, Assistant Secretary of State and head of the Council on Foreign Relations--these conversations provide unique insights into the mind of one of the most celebrated figures in 20th-century American history. Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership (All Points Books, 2019) is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews between these two men. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the tumultuous period of the Nixon-Ford Presidency. This book is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges.Charles Coutinho has a doctorate in history from New York University. Where he studied with Tony Judt, Stewart Stehlin and McGeorge Bundy. His Ph. D. dissertation was on Anglo-American relations in the run-up to the Suez Crisis of 1956. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for the Journal of Intelligence History and Chatham House’s International Affairs. It you have a recent title to suggest for a podcast, please send an e-mail to Charlescoutinho@aol.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/national-security

1hr 12mins

14 May 2019

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Henry Kissinger and Winston Lord, "Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership" (All Points Books, 2019)

New Books in History

In a series of riveting and in depth interviews, America's senior statesman, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension. With insights which are pertinent to the present and indeed the future.As National Security Advisor to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger utterly transformed America's approach to diplomacy and in particular with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, helping to lay the foundations for geopolitics of the past fifty years, as well as we know them today. In a series of questions and answers with his friend and long-time associate Winston Lord, himself a well-know and celebrated figure--Ambassador to China, Director of the Policy Planning staff, Assistant Secretary of State and head of the Council on Foreign Relations--these conversations provide unique insights into the mind of one of the most celebrated figures in 20th-century American history. Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership (All Points Books, 2019) is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews between these two men. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the tumultuous period of the Nixon-Ford Presidency. This book is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges.Charles Coutinho has a doctorate in history from New York University. Where he studied with Tony Judt, Stewart Stehlin and McGeorge Bundy. His Ph. D. dissertation was on Anglo-American relations in the run-up to the Suez Crisis of 1956. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for the Journal of Intelligence History and Chatham House’s International Affairs. It you have a recent title to suggest for a podcast, please send an e-mail to Charlescoutinho@aol.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 12mins

14 May 2019

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Henry Kissinger and Winston Lord, "Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership" (All Points Books, 2019)

New Books in Political Science

In a series of riveting and in depth interviews, America's senior statesman, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension. With insights which are pertinent to the present and indeed the future.As National Security Advisor to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger utterly transformed America's approach to diplomacy and in particular with China, the USSR, Vietnam, and the Middle East, helping to lay the foundations for geopolitics of the past fifty years, as well as we know them today. In a series of questions and answers with his friend and long-time associate Winston Lord, himself a well-know and celebrated figure--Ambassador to China, Director of the Policy Planning staff, Assistant Secretary of State and head of the Council on Foreign Relations--these conversations provide unique insights into the mind of one of the most celebrated figures in 20th-century American history. Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership (All Points Books, 2019) is a series of faithfully transcribed interviews between these two men. The result is a frank and well-informed overview of US foreign policy in the tumultuous period of the Nixon-Ford Presidency. This book is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand tomorrow's global challenges.Charles Coutinho has a doctorate in history from New York University. Where he studied with Tony Judt, Stewart Stehlin and McGeorge Bundy. His Ph. D. dissertation was on Anglo-American relations in the run-up to the Suez Crisis of 1956. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for the Journal of Intelligence History and Chatham House’s International Affairs. It you have a recent title to suggest for a podcast, please send an e-mail to Charlescoutinho@aol.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

1hr 12mins

14 May 2019

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U.S.-China Tensions with Ambassador Winston Lord

American Ambassadors Live! Podcast

Ambassador Winston Lord spoke to U.S.-China tensions at the Council of American Ambassadors Fall Conference, Potpourri of Diplomacy. Ambassador Lord brings significant expertise on China having served as President Reagan's Ambassador to China and President Clinton's Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He also served as Special Assistant to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff. CAA President Timothy A. Chorba introduced Ambassador Lord and moderated this session.

50mins

28 Nov 2018

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Trump & China: Bipartisan Policy Recommendations - Susan Shirk and Winston Lord

China 21

Two China policy veterans: Prof. Susan Shirk and Amb. Winston Lord are members of a high-level bipartisan task force that launched a report on US Policy Toward China, with detailed policy recommendations for the Trump administration. They offer an overview of the comprehensive list of issues covered in the report, and discuss the priorities that 45th President must address in his first year, such as the North Korean nuclear threat, climate change leadership, Asia Pacific alliances, and trade and civil society reciprocity. The task force comprises a group of 20 prominent China specialists that include policymakers, scholars, and trade representatives, many of whom served under both political parties and every U.S. president since Nixon. Watch the panel discussion with task force co-chair Orville Schell of Asia Society and read the full report on china.ucsd.edu This episode was recorded at UC San Diego Studio Ten300 Host: Samuel Tsoi Editors: Mike Fausner, Anthony King Production Support: Lei Guang, Susan Shirk, Amy Robinson, Sarah Pfledderer, Michelle Fredricks Music: Dave Liang/Shanghai Restoration Project Episode photo credit: Michelle Fredricks

43mins

13 Feb 2017