Looking Forward: The US, Asia and the Next Big IdeaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
An Asia Society Symposium
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration & lunch (lunch will be provided)
12:00 - 12:45 PM Panel 1: Fireside Chat – The Asia Society and the Asia Pacific
12:50 - 2:00 PM Panel 2: The Next Big Idea from the Asia Pacific
Panel 1: Fireside Chat – The Asia Society and the Asia Pacific
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, in conversation with:
Vishakha Desai, President Emeritus, Asia Society
Robert Oxnam, President Emeritus, Asia Society
Josette Sheeran, Asia Society President and CEO
Panel 2: The Next Big Idea from the Asia Pacific
Moderated by Eric Best, CEO and Founder of SoundCommerce
Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
Regis B. Kelly, Director, QB 3 Institute
Jules Korthenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
Thierry Porte, Managing Director, JC Flowers
Peter Calthorpe is a San Francisco-based architect, urban designer and urban planner. He is Co-Founder of Calthorpe Analytics, Inc. and serves as its Principal. Mr Calthorpe has been named one of 25 "innovators on the cutting edge" by Newsweek Magazine for his work redefining the models of urban and suburban growth in America. His current work throughout China is focused on developing standards and examples of Low Carbon Cities in Beijing, Chongqing, Kunming and other major cities.
Regis B. Kelly is the Director of QB3, one of the four California Institutes for Science and Innovation. The QB3 innovation team converts discoveries into practical benefits for society. As Director, Dr. Kelly helped launch two QB3-associated companies, QB3@953, a Life Sciences Startup incubator and Mission Bay Capital, a venture fund. As a result of his experiences, Dr. Kelly was appointed as Senior Advisor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the President of the University, Janet Napolitano. Prior to joining QB3 in 2004, Regis Kelly served as executive vice-chancellor at UCSF and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Jules Kortenhorst is the Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Institute. He is a recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change. His background spans business, government, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to RMI, Jules was the founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to policy development and advocacy on climate change in Europe. Before launching ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party.
Thierry Porté is a Managing Director at J.C. Flowers. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Porté was with Shinsei Bank, Limited for approximately five years, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and in various other executive roles. Before joining Shinsei’s Management team, Mr. Porté spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he served in various capacities in capital markets, corporate finance and management in New York, London and Tokyo, ultimately becoming a Managing Director and the President, Representative Director and Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley Japan.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Granta, Wired, Newsweek, Mother Jones, The China Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books.
Josette Sheeran is the seventh President and CEO of Asia Society. She is responsible for advancing the organization’s global work in the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education. Sheeran also serves as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, representing the UN Secretary-General in advancing Haiti's 2030 vision and in helping secure an end to the transmission of cholera in Haiti. Sheeran is former vice chair of the World Economic Forum, known for its annual Davos convening and Davos in China.
Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington St
San Francisco, CA 94111