Cold Rivals: The New Era of US-China Strategic CompetitionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Book Talk with Evan Medeiros
11:15 Private Reception for PC and Corporate Members
11:45 General Registration
12:00 Welcoming Remarks
13:00 Opening Remarks
13:05 Fireside Chat
13:45 Q&A with Audience
14:10 Closing Remarks
14:15 Book Signing
Young Alumni of Georgetown University: HKD 200
ASHK Members and Georgetown University Alumni: HKD 580
President's Circle and Corporate Members: HKD 580 (includes private reception before lunch)
Non-Member Ticket: HKD 680
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present Dr. Evan Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University and Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy, to discuss his latest book, Cold Rivals: The New Era of US-China Strategic Competition. In conversation with Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President & Managing Editor, Asia Pacific, for CNN International, Dr. Medeiros will explore how the US-China relationship has evolved into an era of “strategic competition”, the varied avenues for Sino-US competition, and expectations for how the relationship could evolve in the future.
Dr. Evan S. Medeiros is the Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies in the School of Foreign Service and the Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Medeiros is also a Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy in the Center for China Analysis of the Asia Society Policy Institute. His research and teaching focuses on the international politics of East Asia, U.S.-China relations and China’s foreign and national security policies. He has published several books and articles and regularly provides advice to global corporations and commentary to the international media.
Dr. Medeiros’ background is a unique blend of research expertise and practical experience. He previously served for six years on the staff of the National Security Council as Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia - and then as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asia. In the latter role, Dr. Medeiros served as President Obama's top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy, and intelligence. He was actively involved in all aspects U.S.-China relations for six years, including several U.S.-China summits.
Dr. Medeiros advises multinational companies in his role as a Senior Advisor with The Asia Group. Prior to joining the White House, Dr. Medeiros also worked for seven years as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2007-2008, he also served as policy advisor to Secretary Hank Paulson working on the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department.
Ellana Lee is Senior Vice President & Managing Editor, Asia Pacific, for CNN International, and Global Head of Features Content for CNN International and CNN Digital. She is based in the network’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Lee is one of the network’s most senior executives outside of the United States. As head of the Asia Pacific region and its editorial output, she manages CNN’s award-winning on-air news programming from Pakistan to Japan and from China to New Zealand. She also manages the correspondents and newsgathering teams across eight operations in the region. As Global Head of Features Content across CNN International television and CNN Digital, she is responsible for the partnership between CNN’s international editorial and commercial teams, helping to drive the network’s business outside the United States.
In recognition of her leadership position, Lee was named a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum and now sits on the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation. She is an Asia 21 fellow, as awarded by the Asia Society, and is a graduate of Harvard’s ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century’ Executive Program. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, and sits on the advisory board of The Murrow Centre at Tufts University.
Lee has had a longstanding and accomplished career at CNN, beginning in New York as a producer to help launch the program ‘In The Money’. She subsequently worked as a business producer and a senior planning producer, coordinating major events out of the Asia Pacific region. She holds a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from New York University and an undergraduate degree in History and International Relations from Georgetown University.
About Cold Rivals: The New Era of US-China Strategic Competition:
The US-China relationship is now defined by "strategic competition." In Cold Rivals, a distinguished group of scholars from the United States and China examine the reasons for this deterioration and its implications for world politics.
The two countries are now competitors locked in a long-term rivalry, but how volatile this rivalry will become is still to be determined. The book explores not only the historical roots and contemporary foreign policy aspects of this era, but also looks at the economic, military, and technological arenas of US-China strategic competition. In doing so, this volume highlights important differences in US and Chinese perspectives. A final section of the volume explores future scenarios for this relationship from a variety of perspectives, all coming to a sobering conclusion.
This policy-relevant book provides a comprehensive overview of US-China strategic competition and reinvigorates thinking about how to avoid reaching a crisis point.
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