Wed, 06 Dec|
China Club (Private Function Room)
The De-risking of US-China Relations: Analysis and Implications
Join us to hear updates from Dean Doug Elmendorf and learn from HKS faculty experts Anthony Saich and Edward Cunningham, who will discuss “The De-risking of U.S.-China Relations,” China’s economic headwinds, and implications for the Asia-Pacific region.
Time & Location
06 Dec 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
China Club (Private Function Room), 13-14/F, Old Bank Of China Building, Bank St, Central, Hong Kong
About the event
Join us to hear updates from Dean Doug Elmendorf and learn from HKS faculty experts Anthony Saich and Edward Cunningham, who will discuss “The De-risking of U.S.-China Relations,” China’s economic headwinds, and implications for the Asia-Pacific region. Gather with HKS alumni and friends for an evening of knowledge and networking as we bring the Kennedy School to you!
This event is sponsored by Anne Chiou, Harvard Kennedy School alumni (2005). Please note this event is open to Harvard Club of Hong Kong (HCHK) members and spouses along with Harvard alumni only. HCHK members will be given priority given space limitations.
Doug Elmendorf has been Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School since 2016. He had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution after serving as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from January 2009 through March 2015. He had previously been a senior fellow at Brookings, assistant director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board, deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, senior economist at the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, and an assistant professor at Harvard University. In those policy roles, Doug worked on budget policy, health care issues, the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, Social Security, income security programs, financial markets, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, and a range of other topics. He earned his PhD and AM in economics from Harvard University and his AB summa cum laude from Princeton University. Full bio here: Dean Doug Elmendorf
Anthony Saich is the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, teaching courses on comparative political institutions, democratic governance, and transitional economies with a focus on China. Professor Saich also serves as the faculty chair of the China Programs, the Asia Energy Leaders Program, Unseen Legacies of the Vietnam War and the Global Vietnam Wars Studies Initiative. He also advises a wide range of government, private, and nonprofit organizations on work in China and elsewhere in Asia. His current research focuses on politics and governance in post-Mao China, philanthropy in China. He holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He received his master’s degree in politics with special reference to China from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and his bachelor’s degree in politics and geography from the University of Newcastle, UK. Full bio here: Tony Saich
Edward Cunningham is the Director of Ash Center China Programs and of the Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Public Policy, focusing on energy markets and governance, international economics and competitiveness, the political economy of development, and China’s integration into the world. Most recently he has engaged in work on the rise of Chinese private wealth and philanthropy. He serves as an advisor to private and publicly listed companies in the energy, environmental, and financial services sectors. He graduated from Georgetown University, received an A.M. from Harvard University, and holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in political science. He is currently completing a book on China’s energy markets and energy governance during the modern reform period. Full bio here: Edward Cunningham
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