Executive Roundtable on The APEC Debrief – Deliverables, Challenges, and Prospects for the Year AheadVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Last week was a big week for San Francisco with the APEC summit which brought together an immense group of world leaders, companies, and influence. APEC has been called the “Super Bowl of World Economies,” and on top of the summit itself this year, we saw many other important events to take place including a bilateral meeting between President Biden and President Xi.
Join us on Tuesday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. pacific to hear from experts at our APEC Debrief. We will be joined by Professor Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal, Distinguished Professor and Alann P. Bedford Endowed Chair in Asian Studies, Anja Manuel is Co-Founder and Partner at Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, and Ambassador Alan Larson, Senior International Policy Advisor at Covington & Burling LLP. Our speakers will answer many of our key questions - What were the global deliverables of this global event and what can we expect in the year of 2024? What happened in the Biden-Xi meeting and what does that mean for the future of U.S.-China relations? What are other deliverables and implications for the city of San Francisco and state of California?
This Executive Roundtable Program is for Innovator, Groundbreaker, Advisory Council, and Board Members. This event is private and off-the-record. Registration and confirmation are required at least 24 hours before the event. Space is limited. Lunch will be served.
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator Members Event.
- 11:00 a.m. Event Registration and Networking
- 11:30 a.m. Event and Q&A Discussion, lunch will be served
- 12:45 p.m. Networking
- 1:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Location: San Francisco
Your participation will be confirmed via email 1 week before the program begins.
Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal is Distinguished Professor and Alann P. Bedford Endowed Chair in Asian Studies, Department of Political Science; Affiliated Professor, Haas School of Business; Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC); and Fellow in the Public Law and Policy Center, Berkeley Law School. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics. Dr. Aggarwal is a Council on Foreign Relations member and has held fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, East-West Center, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Japan Foundation. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute INSEAD, Yonsei University, NTU, Chung-Ang University, and the University of Hawaii. He won the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award for both MBA and Ph.D. teaching at the Haas School of Business. Dr. Aggarwal has published over 21 books and 160 articles and book chapters. His two forthcoming book are: Great Power Competition and Middle Power Strategies and the Oxford Handbook on Geoeconomics and Economic Statecraft. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Born in Seattle, Washington, he speaks five languages.
Former diplomat, author, and advisor on foreign policy, Anja Manuel is Co-Founder and Partner along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps US companies navigate international markets.
Anja is the author of the critically acclaimed This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, published by Simon and Schuster in 2016, and numerous articles and papers. She is the Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum -- a premier bi-partisan forum on foreign policy in the U.S. From 2005-2007, she served as an official at the U.S. Department of State, as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, responsible for Asia policy. Earlier in her career, Anja was an attorney at WilmerHale working on Supreme Court and international cases, and represented clients before the US Congress, Supreme Court, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the SEC. She began her career as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in London.
Alan Larson provides clients with strategic advice, counseling and representation at the intersection of international business and public policy. A Ph.D. economist, decorated diplomat and non-lawyer, Alan advises clients on high stakes international challenges. His trouble shooting takes him to all parts of the world. His practice encompasses international investment and acquisitions; sanctions and trade compliance; international energy transactions, international aviation and international trade. He has helped win approval of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) for some of the highest profile foreign investments in the United States, including several by state-owned companies and sovereign wealth funds.
Alan co-leads Covington's innovative Global Problem Solving (GPS) initiative. GPS combines expert legal work with sophisticated policy strategies to solve client's most complex and consequential international challenges. He is Chairman of Coalition for Integrity and a Board Member of Helping Children Worldwide. He previously served in the State Department's top two economic policy jobs, as Under Secretary of State for Economics and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, as well as Ambassador to the OECD. He is a Career Ambassador, the State Department’s highest honor.
Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator Member Event