Executive Roundtable on Belt and Road Implications for Silicon Valley With Danny Russel SOLD OUTVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Program 7 of 8 in our Seeking Truth Through Facts U.S.-China Program Series
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Join Asia Society Northern California for an off-the-record Executive Roundtable in Silicon Valley for Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator Members on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Implications for Silicon Valley with Danny Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Lunch will be served.
Launched in 2013, the BRI is a multi-billion-dollar global network of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects including ports, roads, railways, power plants, and telecommunications systems in developing countries.
Danny will share details of a digital toolkit that has been developed by The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) with the goal of ensuring that Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure projects are mutually beneficial, equitable, inclusive, and environmentally and socially sustainable. Danny will also recap highlights from China’s 20th Party Congress and what we should be watching for in the months ahead.
This event is the seventh of eight in our popular Seeking Truth Through Facts U.S.-China Program Series, which focuses on new strategic frameworks for the bilateral relationship, plurilateral relationships, rebalancing trade, national security, technology, and climate change; as well as the global impact of the political and economic landscape. This program will lead up to our annual Future of U.S. & China Conference held in January 2023.
This Executive Roundtable Program is a special benefit for our Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator Members. Learn more and become a member today: https://asiasociety.org/northern-california/join-our-community. Membership will be verified by Asia Society. We will send you the RSVP confirmation via Eventbrite* one week before the program begins.
Space is limited.
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator 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: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
All guests must show ID and proof of vaccination before entry, fill out a visitor form attesting to their vaccination status, and are encouraged to bring a mask.
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Daniel Russel is Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). Previously he served as a Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow with ASPI for a one year term. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region.
Prior to joining the NSC in January of 2009, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and had assignments as U.S. Consul General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan (2005-2008); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands (2002-2005); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus (1999-2002); Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (1997-99); Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1995-96); Political Section Unit Chief at U.S. Embassy Seoul, Republic of Korea (1992-95); Political Advisor to the Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Pickering (1989-92); Vice Consul in Osaka and Branch Office Manager in Nagoya, Japan (1987-89); and Assistant to the Ambassador to Japan, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (1985-87).
In 1996, Mr. Russel was awarded the State Department's Una Chapman Cox Fellowship sabbatical and authored America’s Place in the World, a book published by Georgetown University. Before joining the Foreign Service, he was manager for an international firm in New York City.
Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and University College, University of London, UK.
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