US Studies Centre CEO Geoffrey Garrett addressed the sixth Beijing Forum that was held in the Chinese capital 6-8 November 2009. The Forum, a collaboration between Peking University and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, brought together scholars from the Asia Pacific and around the world to assess the impact of the global financial crisis on relations between countries and peoples. Keynote addresses were delivered by Nobel laureate for economics Kenneth Arrow and President of the American Political Science Association Peter Katzenstein. Prof Garrett participated in the stream of the Beijing Forum on International Impacts and Responses along with political scientists and economists from Britain, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States.