The U.S., China and the 2016 Vote

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presented in conjunction with the 71st session of the UN General Assembly

NEW YORK, September 15, 2016 — Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord and Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell discuss challenges and opportunities for the U.S.-China relationship and the implications of the U.S. presidential election. Emily Parker, former policy advisor at the U.S. State Department and journalist at The Wall Street Journal and New York Times, moderates the discussion. (1 hr., 14 min.)


There is arguably no more important relationship between nations than the one between China and the United States — whether the focus is the global economy, security, or the sustainability of our planet. And this fall, one of the most watched and unpredictable presidential campaigns in recent history will, regardless of outcome, have a significant impact on the future of U.S.-China relations.

Asia Society takes stock of the implications – from trade policy to economic policy, cyber security to climate change, North Korea to the South China Sea. What challenges lie ahead for the U.S.-China relationship? And where are the opportunities for common ground? Please join two leaders of a special Asia Society Task Force on the U.S.-China relationship — former Ambassador to China Winston Lord and leading scholar and author Orville Schell for a special conversation about the road ahead moderated by author and former NYT and WSJ staff journalist Emily Parker

Speakers

Winston Lord served as U.S. Ambassador to China (1985-1989). As Special Assistant to the National Security Council, he accompanied Henry Kissinger on his secret visit to China, and President Nixon’s visit in the early 1970s.

Emily Parker (moderator) is the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, which explores the power of the Internet in China, Cuba and Russia. She is a former policy advisor at the U.S. State Department, and a former staff journalist at The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Presented in coordination with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations


 

Event Details

Thu 15 Sep 2016
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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