U.S.-China Relations and Implications for AsiaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Late Afternoon Forum
U.S.-China relations are at crossroads. The world’s most important bilateral relationship has become contentious and increasingly competitive under the Trump administration, with the two countries at odds on U.S.-China trade and engaging in a full-scale trade war. Experts from government, industry and academia will wrestle with the various challenges that we face vis-à-vis U.S.-China relations and implications for Asia, including the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China in the Indo-Pacific region, and the intersection of business, politics and geopolitics in East Asia. Join us for an evening of lively dialogue at the second iteration of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foresight and Regional Strategies Series, in partnership for the second consecutive year with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
- David Shear, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
- Yam Ki Chan, Former Director for Global and Asian Economics, White House National Security Council
- Andrew Mertha, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Program and Director of SAIS China, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
- Carly Ramsey, Associate Director, Asia Pacific, Control Risks
- Daniel S. Markey, Senior Research Professor in International Relations & Academic Director, Master of Arts in Global Policy, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) (moderator)
Yam Ki Chan served as Director for Global and Asian Economics at the White House National Security Council in the Obama Administration. He was also a member of the U.S. sherpa team for G20 and G7. Before joining the White House, Mr. Chan was with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and a staff member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Earlier in his career, he was a technology investment banker at Jefferies based in Silicon Valley. Mr. Chan is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Daniel S. Markey is Senior Research Professor in International Relations and Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Global Policy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2007 to 2015, he was Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State from 2003 to 2007. He previously taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as Executive Director of the Research Program in International Security.
Andrew Mertha is George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Program and Director of SAIS China at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is formerly Professor of Government at Cornell University and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Mertha specializes in Chinese bureaucratic politics, political institutions, and the domestic and foreign policy process. More recently, he has extended his research interests to include Cambodia. Dr. Mertha is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Carly Ramsey serves as Associate Director at Control Risks. She is a regulatory risk specialist with a decade of experience in China, advising multinationals how to engage government to mitigate the commercial impact of policies that restrict growth. Ms. Ramsey leads many of Control Risks’ Asia Pacific government affairs, government relations and stakeholder engagement advisory projects. She was Associate Director at APCO Worldwide, leading the Greater China healthcare team to provide corporate advisory, government relations and corporate communications strategy to multinationals, trade associations and governments.
David Shear served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs from 2014 to 2016. Prior to 2014, he served for 32 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, most recently as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Mr. Shear was also stationed in Sapporo, Beijing, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur. In Washington, D.C., he served in the Offices of Japanese, Chinese and Korean Affairs, and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Mr. Shear is the recipient of the U.S. State Department’s Superior Honor Award and Defense Department’s Civilian Meritorious Service Award for his work in U.S.-Japan defense relations.
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