n February 23rd, the Jiaozi Club, a social organization dedicated to research and dialogue on Sino-American relations, met at the well-known China Garden Restaurant in downtown Arlington, Virginia, for an engaging talk by Bonnie Glaser as well as the club’s signature dinner including Chinese dumplings (jiaozi). Over the past few years, the Ameson Foundation has gladly volunteered to organize meetings and invite engaging speakers for the Club’s events. This night’s speaker was Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Ms. Glaser has visited China each year for more than three decades and has become a highly regarded expert in research related to Sino-American relations. She currently sits on the board of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and regularly publishes articles in highly regarded publications such as The New York Times and Washington Quarterly.
After an exquisite dinner, Ms. Kelly Flaherty, Program Coordinator at the Ameson Foundation and organizer of the evening’s event, introduced Ms. Glaser and her talk on trends in U.S.-China relations. The Club was honored to find that Ms. Glaser had turned down a PBS television appearance to keep her speaking engagement with the Club for the evening. After her address, club members had the chance to engage with Ms. Glaser in a question and answer period.
The Ameson Foundation is proud of its role as the facilitator of Jiaozi Club events and looks forward to providing opportunities for China experts to engage in productive dialogue in the future.