April 23, 2011, Andrea Worden, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law: on the challenges facing criminal defense lawyers in China today, drawing in part on her 2009 article in the Georgetown Journal of International Law "A Fair Game"? Of Law and Politics in China, and the "Sensitive" Case of Democracy Activist Yang Jianli..
March 26, 2011; Alicia Campi, Ph.D., President of the U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group and President of the Mongolia Society: on the influence of China on: U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations during the 20th Century.
January 25, 2011, Alison Friedman, Founder and Director of Ping Pong Productions, Inc: on her more than ten years' work facilitating modern dance and other performing arts exchanges and collaborations between China, the U.S. and other nations. .
November 17, 2010, Karla Simon, Professor of Law at Catholic University of America: on the growing role of charities and other civil society organizations in China, highlighting promising legal reforms that are fostering these developments.
October 28, 2010, Hank Chao, President of Hai-Hua Community Center of Northern Virginia: on the history of the Chinese-American community of the greater Washington, DC area and Mr. Chao's involvement in local civil, cultural, and charitable affairs since immigrating to the area from Taiwan over 25 years ago.
August 26, 2010, Wu Ching-Sung , Ph.D., Professor, Department of International Business, College of Management, Taiwan National University: on the emergence of creative industries from East Asia -- among them Taiwan's "Pili" puppet show and Shanghai's M-50 Park -- and their contribution to the region's projection of "soft power."
August 12, 2010, Kristie DiLascio, International Trade Specialist, in the Office of Market Access and Compliance, International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce, on energy and environment-related market access challenges affecting U.S. businesses in China.
May 27, 2010, Li Honglin (Holly Li), consultant for the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation: on recent developments in public participation and information disclosure in China that have increased the say of citizens in environmental decisions affecting their daily lives.
April 28, 2010, Shuhan C.Wang, Ph.D, Deputy Director of the National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, and key developer of the Flying With Chinese elementary level textbook series: on the history of Chinese language instruction in the United States including recent trend of rapid growth in Chinese . instruction at the K-16 levels.
February 25, 2010, Wen Hua, Research Analyst, Beijing Office of World Resources Institute: on China's water quality and quantity challenges and Mr. Wen's previous work to address water pollution in the Three Gorges Dam Reservoir as an employee of the Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau.
November 19, 2009, Dr. Elise Snyder, psychoanalyst, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale Medical School and President of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA): on the history of psychoanalysis in China, Chinese attitudes toward psychoanalysis, current state of affairs and challenges, and CAPA's work performing psychoanalysis on Mainland Chinese patients using SKYPE.
October 21, 2009, Xiong Min, a reporter for 21st Century Business Herald, a Guangzhou-based, national daily newspaper: on China ’s increasing press freedom and comparisons with press freedom in the United States.
July 29, 2009, Kuno Zhou, visiting scholar and formerly with the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission: on China ’s new national strategy for land use and regional development.
June 17, 2009, David M. Finkelstein, Vice President & Director of China Studies at CNA: on the March 2009 “USNS Impeccable” incident and the development of United States-China military relations.
May 18, 2009, Xiao Jinquan, senior partner and expert in mergers & acquisitions, DaCheng law firm, Beijing, and director of the Commerce and Corporate Committee of China's All China Lawyers Association: on China's reaction to the global economic crisis, Chinese and American cooperation, and different approaches to address the crisis.
March 5, 2009, Chih-Yung Chien, Professor of Physics, Johns Hopkins University and expert on genealogy in Taiwan and mainland China: on how genealogy will affect future social development in China and Taiwan, particularly as regards rule-of-law and democracy.