In June, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger, Ph.D., discussed his new book, "On China," with founding director Ambassador Edward Djerejian. The interview was conducted in New York and transmitted via a live satellite link to an audience at the Baker Institute, which participated in an interactive question-and-answer session afterward.

"On China" recounts the history of modern U.S.-Chinese relations, and also examines China's increasing influence in international affairs. The topic is particularly timely: In 2012 China will undergo a long-planned change in its national leadership.

Kissinger served as the 56th U.S. secretary of state from September 1973 until January 1977. He also served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1969 until 1975, and played a key role in the U.S. government's rapprochement with the People's Republic of China during the Nixon administration.

Watch the June 16, 2011, webcast with Henry Kissinger and Ambassador Edward Djerejian.