Henry Paulson: Dealing with China
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In conversation with National Book Award winner Evan Osnos
How did China become a global economic heavyweight so quickly? How is business conducted there? What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to engage and succeed in China? Few people can answer these questions better than Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former Goldman Sachs CEO and former U.S. Treasury Secretary. In his forthcoming book Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower, Mr. Paulson uses his perspective as a longtime champion of strengthening U.S.-China relations to consider these questions and offer insights on how best to engage a rising China. Joining him in conversation will be New Yorker correspondent and National Book Award winner Evan Osnos.
Henry M. Paulson, Jr. is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, an independent, non-partisan center at the University of Chicago devoted to advancing global environmental protection and sustainable economic growth in the United States and China. He is also co-chairman of the Latin American Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy and the Risky Business Project. He served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush from July 2006 to January 2009. Prior to that, he had a 32-year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and chief executive officer beginning in 1999.
Evan Osnos is a correspondent for the New Yorker who writes about politics and foreign affairs. He was the magazine’s China correspondent from 2008 to 2013. His book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China won the 2014 National Book Award for non-fiction. He has received the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, among others.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.
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