Educational exchange and technological advancements are paving the way for a new generation of global interconnectedness, with young people leading the charge. In the context of U.S.-China relations, this seemingly presents new opportunities to promote better mutual understanding. And yet, the overall relationship between the two countries is as tense and strained as ever.
In this episode, Dr. William Kirby joins host David Firestein to explore what history can teach us about how to approach the challenging issues in the U.S.-China relationship today and how rising generations view these issues. Dr. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is also a University Distinguished Service Professor. Dr. Kirby serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund, the University's academic venture fund for China, and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai, Harvard's first University-wide center located outside the United States.