Executive Roundtable with Heather Evans on Technology DiplomacyVIEW EVENT DETAILS
(Innovator Member Event)
Join Asia Society Northern California for an off-the-record discussion with Heather Evans, who will discuss artificial intelligence and technology diplomacy with Graham Webster, China Digital Economy Fellow and Editor in Chief for DigiChina. Attendees to this session will have the chance to delve into the similarities and differences in state-led responses to issues in Artificial Intelligence in the United States and China.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking and Registration
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Event and Q&A Discussion
About Heather Evans
Heather Evans is the Director of Frontier Technology Research at Asia Society Northern California. She studied as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her master’s research at Tsinghua focused on evolving data governance policies. Heather has worked as an entrepreneur and civil servant. She served as the first Artificial Intelligence Senior Advisor to the Provincial Government of Ontario, helping to establish the Vector Institute of Deep Learning. She also started two businesses, in the spaces of Natural Language Processing and 3D Printing. Heather has collaborated with the National Academies of Science, the Royal Society and continues to mentor young entrepreneurs and policymakers.
About Graham Webster
Graham Webster is editor in chief of the Stanford–New America DigiChina Project at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and a China digital economy fellow at New America. Based at Stanford, he leads an inter-organization network of specialists to produce analysis and translation on China’s digital policy developments. He researches, publishes, and speaks to diverse audiences on the intersection of U.S.–China relations and advanced technology.
From 2012 to 2017, Graham worked for Yale Law School as a senior fellow and lecturer responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center’s Track 2 dialogues between the United States and China, co-teaching seminars on contemporary China and Chinese law and policy, leading programming on cyberspace in U.S.–China relations, and writing extensively on the South China Sea and the law of the sea. While with Yale, he was a Yale affiliated fellow with the Yale Information Society Project, a visiting scholar at China Foreign Affairs University, and a Transatlantic Digital Debates fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute and New America.
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