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Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, he worked for a decade as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as its director of the China Program from 2003 to 2008. Pei was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. His research focuses on economic reform and governance in China and US–China relations. He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994), China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006), and China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard University Press, 2016). Pei’s research has been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Daedalus, Asian Survey, the National Interest, Modern China, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, and many edited books. His op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fortune.com, Nikkei Asian Review, and Project Syndicate. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.More information about speaker
Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world. Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances. Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the domestic and international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His latest book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014) examines the risks and opportunities of the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century. His 2009 book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s excess dependence on overextended Western consumers. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Mr. Roach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the China Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Economics Advisory Board of the University of WisconsinMore information about speaker
Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.
Robert is Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands.
Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.
The U.S. and China may be clear leaders in the world of Venture Capital, but the way investments are conducted in each country can be very different. That’s important, because VCs and startups have a largely symbiotic relationship: VCs provide the fuel and a guiding star for many aspiring and innovative startups, some of which have the potential to transform all of our lives. So, what is the recipe for success for VC investments? And the billion-dollar question, will the U.S. or China remain at the epicenter of the next wave of VC activity in the tech sector?
Moderated by Rishaad Salamat
1) China as a Global Trailblazer in Digital Economy
2) U.S. & China in FinTech Development
China is pushing to become “an innovation center for artificial intelligence” by 2030. Coopetition between China and the U.S. in AI will drive the next phase of major digital disruption. Can both nations forge a long-term collaboration for the future of innovation and technology? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead?
Moderated by Andrew Weir
The world is experiencing technological breakthroughs and innovations at an hard-to-comprehend speed and which have fundamentally changed our lives, the way we communicate and how we do business. The volume at which new data is being generated is staggering. The application of big data analytics – understanding the mass of data and converting it into relevant, collective, actionable intelligence – offers great potential to improve everyday lives. However, the frontline in the evolution of data – in common with those of other new technologies – poses problems and challenges to governance and administration. What can we do to prepare for such potentially tremendous changes?
Moderated by Shai Oster