China Now & the Future
Speaker Series (2013 - 2017)
Our public Speaker series was dedicated to presenting balanced viewpoints on U.S.-China relations. U.S.-China cross-cultural understanding begins with exposure, which provides the foundation for rich engagement, dialogue, and collaboration. Each of our U.S.- based China Now & the Future programs aimed to span this spectrum of connection to address the perception of China and the knowledge gap among Americans regarding modern China. Our series brought together leaders from numerous fields – including business, arts and entertainment, and journalism, as well as those directly involved in U.S.-China relations – to discuss current issues affecting China.
Past speakers include former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson; Alibaba executive Brian Wong; actress/filmmaker Joan Chen; playwright David Henry Hwang; The Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang; former U.S. Ambassadors to China Gary Locke and Jon Huntsman Jr.; former acting U.S. Ambassador David Rank; and Robert Theleen, Chairman and CEO of ChinaVest (a venture capital firm in Greater China) and a former Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.