conferences and topics (2024)

Universidad de Barcelona

The geopolitical rivalry between China and the United States continues to shape the current new international order. Meanwhile, 2024 looks like a potentially significant year for the relationship between the United States and the European Union. Both major powers see China as a major threat. We invite you to our conference “US-EU Alignment and Divergence in China Policy” to understand the reconfiguration of this strategic triangle.


Robert Daly
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

Before coming to the Wilson Center, Robert Daly directed the University of Maryland China Initiative and served as American Director of the Hopkins –Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. He began work in U.S.-China relations as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80s. After leaving the Foreign Service, he taught Chinese at Cornell, worked on television and theater projects in China as a host, actor (北京人在纽约),and writer, and helped produce a Chinese-language version of Sesame Street. He is a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and American Mandarin Society and a member of the Task Force on U.S. China Policy. Mr. Daly’s analysis is featured regularly on NPR, C-Span, CNN, and the Voice of America. He has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Jiang Zemin, and American leaders, including President Carter.

ElisendaCalvet Martínez
Professor of International Public Law. Universidad de Barcelona.

Elisenda Calvet Martínez is Professor of International Public Law at the Universidad de Barcelona (UB), with additional roles as assistant to the Vice-Dean of Research and International Relations of the Faculty of Law and coordinator of the Legal Clinic for the Fight against Impunity. Her experience includes work at the Spanish Red Cross, the Síndic de Greuges, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has conducted research stays at institutions such as the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute. His main lines of research address transitional justice, human rights, international humanitarian and criminal law. She is an active member of several international academic organizations. Her recent publications include “Transitional Justice in the Context of the War in Ukraine”, “The Global Practice of Systematic Enforced Disappearances of Children in International Law” and “Sexual violence as genocide against indigenous peoples: the case of Mayan women in Guatemala”.