Pathways for U.S.-China Research CollaborationVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Program 5 of 8 in our Seeking Truth Through Facts U.S.-China Program Series
Join Asia Society Northern California and UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law & Technology for an in-person discussion on Pathways for U.S.-China Research Collaboration on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Pacific.
The ability of the U.S. and China to collaborate in private and public scientific research increasingly looms as a challenge that can affect all of humanity in our efforts to address pandemics, global climate change, and other shared human and planetary challenges. To some observers, however, research has become impossible due to concerns over national security, human rights, and theft.
We begin this program by first examining the risks of U.S.-China technology collaboration, we will look at the impact of the FBI's China Initiative, and how China's own practices and policies may put such collaboration at risk, and the risks posed by collaboration in fundamental research and in sector-specific areas. We then will look at steps that can be taken to reduce risks of collaboration. The discussions will look at all aspects of research: government to government, corporate, non-profit and academic.
This event is the fifth 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 will be a hybrid program, with both in-person and virtual attendees.
A light lunch will be available for in-person attendees who register in advance. Limited availability, first come first served.
Asia Society Northern California members will be given priority registration. To become a member, visit our website: https://asiasociety.org/northern-california/join-our-community
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Venue: University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus, 2601 Warring St, Berkeley, CA 94720
11:30 a.m. Registration, Networking and Light Lunch
12:00 p.m. Welcome
12:05 p.m. Current Challenges
- Mark Cohen (Moderator), Advisory Council Member, Asia Society Northern California | Senior Fellow and Director, Asia IP Law Project, University of California Berkeley Center For Law & Technology
- Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, Institute for Scientific Information, Clarivate | Visiting Professor, Policy Institute, King’s College London
- Rebecca Arcesati, Analyst, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin
- He Jing, Partner, GEN Law Firm
- Orville Schell, Advisory Council Member, Asia Society Northern California | Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society in New York
- Caroline Wagner, Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
1:05 p.m. Pathways Forward
- Glenn Tiffert (Moderator), Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
- Georgina Jones Suzuki, Strategic IP Transactions Associate, Ropes & Gray
- Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Margaret K. Lewis, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University, Seton Hall Law School
- Margaret E. Roberts, Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
- Denis Fred Simon, Senior Adviser to the President for China Affairs, Duke University | Professor of China Business and Technology at Duke's Fuqua School of Business
2:05 p.m. Closing remarks
2:10 p.m. Wine and Cheese Networking
2:30 p.m. Event Concludes
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Asia Society Northern California Advisory Council Member Mark Cohen (Moderator) joined Berkeley Law in 2017 as a Senior Fellow and Director of BCLT’s Asia IP Project. With over 30 years’ experience as a law firm attorney, in-house counsel, government official, and adjunct and visiting professor of law, Cohen was previously Senior Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce/Director of the USPTO.
He is widely recognized as the leading expert in the U.S. on intellectual property law in China. As Director of the BCLT Asia IP Project, Cohen is working with BCLT sponsors and faculty directors to develop collaborative relationships with academic institutions and other partners in Asia, including organizing workshops, conferences, and other events that bring data-driven insight to the complex IP landscape in China and other Asian fora. Mark hosts the popular blog www.chinaipr.com, serves as an advisor to the IP database iphouse.cn, and has published books and articles on China’s IP system, antitrust law in China, civil and administrative enforcement of IP, and foreign law firms practicing law in China.
Glenn Tiffert (Moderator), is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a historian of modern China. He co-chairs the Hoover project on China’s Global Sharp Power and works closely with government and civil society partners to document and build resilience against authoritarian interference with democratic institutions. He also currently serves on the executive committee of the Academic Security and Counter-Exploitation Program, an association of U.S. universities established to help heighten security awareness in academia.
Tiffert is a specialist on the political and legal history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and has published scholarship in English and Chinese on the construction of the modern Chinese court system and judiciary, the drafting of the 1954 PRC Constitution, the legacies of Nationalist judicial modernization, and the suppressed genealogy of the rule of law in the PRC. He is also pioneering the integration of computational methods drawn from data science into the study of Chinese history. His current book project presents the first archival study in any language of the takeover and reconstitution of an organ of the Chinese state (the courts) by the Chinese Communist Party. He earned his PhD from the University of California-Berkeley.
Jonathan Adams is Chief Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information, a part of Clarivate. Jonathan supports the development of bibliometric and analytical approaches at Clarivate. Previously, Jonathan was Chief Scientist at Digital Science. He was also a science policy adviser to the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils, working with ISI to introduce bibliometrics to UK research evaluation. Jonathan has published widely in scholarly journals and books, including and a chapter on the future of research in New Landscapes and Languages of Higher Education, published by Oxford University Press (May 2017).
He is the co-author of the 2021 report The China question: managing risks and maximising benefits from partnership in higher education and research, published with the Harvard Kennedy School. The report builds a picture of Chinese integration in UK higher education and research and argues this raises pressing questions for policymakers at a time of rising geopolitical tensions. He was awarded an Honorary DSc by the University of Exeter in 2017, for his work in higher education and research policy. He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute and was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. by the University of Exeter for his work in higher education and research policy.
Rebecca Arcesati, is an Analyst at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin. Her research focuses on China’s technology and digital policy and regulation. She covers the global footprint of Chinese tech firms, digital infrastructure and surveillance tools, governance of data and artificial intelligence, and Europe-China relations in the technology and innovation spaces, including tech transfer. Prior to joining MERICS, Rebecca gained experience helping Italian tech startups scale in China and as a research assistant in the UN Women China office.
She holds an LL.M. in China Studies with a focus on politics and international relations from Peking University, where she was a Yenching Scholar. Rebecca received an MA degree in International Studies from the University of Turin and a BA in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Milan. She has studied and worked in Beijing, Shanghai and Dalian, Liaoning.
He Jing, Partner at GEN Law Firm, has more than 20 years’ experience in China intellectual property practice for clients at home and abroad. He started his legal career as a patent attorney at a major Silicon Valley law firm and spent about 9 years in an international law firm’s leading IP group. A number of his cases were listed as top intellectual property cases by Chinese judiciary authorities. Major industrial associations often consult with Mr. He on China legal and policy matters.
Mr. He has been actively contributing leadership in education and legal professions. Mr. He is the appointed advisor for LL.M program at Peking University School of IP and Tsinghua University School of Law. He is also a member of International Board of Advisors of Global Antitrust Institute of George Mason University. Mr. He is Secretary General of Sports IP Committee of China IP Law Society. He now serves as special advisor and legal counsel to Eco-Forum Global, the very first China national foundation in green development. Mr. He’s specialty relates to cross-border technology licensing and policy consulting in sustainable development fields. In 2015-2016, he wrote IPR guide for U.S. China Clean Energy Forum (CERC) and edited China version of the Lambert Toolkit for United Kington IP Office.
Mr. He is passionate about making policy changes and contributing to rule of law reforms in China. He is currently carrying out a U.S.-China Intellectual Property Dialogue where top U.S. and China experts convene and deliver roadmap documents for China intellectual property reforms.
Mr. He, a specialized legal practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience in handling complex China litigation, IP, antitrust, policy advocacy and compliance matters. He started his legal career as a U.S. patent attorney in Silicon Valley before focusing on China IP practice. Some of his cases were listed as top IP cases by Chinese judiciary authorities. Mr. He was selected as Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide and Managing Intellectual Property.
He is a member of International Board of Advisors of Global An-titrust Institute of George Mason University. Mr. He is Secretary General of Sports IP Committee of China IP Law Society and Vice Chairman of Legal Committee of International University Sports Federation (FISU) (2015-2020). He now serves as special advisor and legal counsel to Eco-Forum Global, the very first China national foundation in green development.
He currently also leads the policy programs as the executive director of Beijing Zhongguancun (ZGC) Intellectual Property Strategy Research Institute.
Georgina Jones Suzuki is a senior strategic IP transactions associate at Ropes & Gray. She advises public and private companies, universities, and investors in strategic transactions where technology or IP assets are key drivers, including across international borders. These transactions include technology licensing and transfer, collaborations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, supply and distribution arrangements, and other strategic agreements.
Georgina also regularly counsels private equity clients and their portfolio companies on intellectual property and data security and privacy issues. In addition, Georgina has completed a full-time, disassociated secondment with the in-house licensing and collaboration team of Gilead Sciences. Prior to law school, Georgina served as a policy consultant in Washington, D.C. where she worked directly with an individual subsequently appointed to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Michael Lauer, Michael Lauer, M.D., is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director of the NIH on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. He received education and training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany Medical College, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study. He spent 14 years at Cleveland Clinic as Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. During his tenure at the Clinic, he led a federally funded internationally renowned clinical epidemiology program that applied big data from large-scale electronic health platforms to questions regarding the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. From 2007 to 2015 he served as a Division Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), where promoted efforts to leverage big data infrastructure to enable high-efficiency population and clinical research and efforts to adopt a research funding culture that reflected data-driven policy. He has received numerous awards including the NIH Equal Employment Opportunity Award of the Year and the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Exceptional Federal Service in recognition of his efforts to grow a culture of learning and accountability..
Margaret (Maggie) K. Lewis is a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University. Her research focuses on China and Taiwan with an emphasis on criminal justice and human rights as well as on legal issues in the U.S.-China relationship. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University, a visiting professor at Academic Sinica, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Leadership Program. Lewis is also a Non-Resident Affiliated Scholar of NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute.
Margaret E. (Molly) Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. She co-directs the China Data Lab at the 21st Century China Center. She is also part of the Omni-Methods Group. Her research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship and propaganda in China. She received a PhD from Harvard in Government (2014), MS in Statistics from Stanford (2009) and BA in International Relations and Economics (2009). Currently, she is working on a variety of projects that span censorship, propaganda, topic models, and other methods of text analysis. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Science.
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. Schell is the author of 15 books, 10 of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are: Wealth and Power, China’s Long March to the 21st Century; Virtual Tibet; The China Reader: The Reform Years; and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China’s Leaders. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Time, The New Republic, Harpers, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, Wired, Foreign Affairs, The China Quarterly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.Schell was born in New York City, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a Ph.D. (Abd) at University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History. He worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-70s. He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schell is also the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism. He is an Asia Society Northern California Advisory Council Member.
Denis Fred Simon is Senior Adviser to the President for China Affairs at Duke and Professor of China Business and Technology at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Simon has more than four decades of experience studying business, competition, innovation and technology strategy in China. In 2006, he was awarded the China National Friendship Award by Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing.
Prior to returning to Duke, Dr. Simon served as Executive Vice Chancellor at Duke Kunshan University in China (2015-2020). Simon’s career included spells as senior adviser on China and global affairs in the Office of the President at Arizona State University; vice-provost for international affairs at the University of Oregon; and professor of international affairs at Penn State University’s School of International Affairs. He also has had extensive leadership experience in management consulting having served as General Manager of Andersen Consulting in Beijing (now Accenture) and the Founding President of Monitor Group China.
Simon is the author of several books including Corporate Strategies Towards the Pacific Rim; Techno-Security in an Age of Globalization; and China’s Emerging Technological Edge: Assessing the Role of High-End Talent. He holds an MA in Asian Studies and a PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Caroline Wagner is Professor at Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. She was named the Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair when she joined the faculty at Ohio State University (OSU) in 2011. Her research is in the field of science and technology and its relationship to policy, society, and innovation, with a particular focus on international collaboration. Prior to joining OSU in 2011, Dr. Wagner was a policy analyst working with and for government in a career that spanned more than 30 years and 3 continents.
She currently serves as a consultant to the United Nations for the Sustainable Development Goals. She has worked on research serving the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, she was twice a staff member for the U.S. Congress, and she worked as an analyst for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She worked for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea as an economic officer on technological change for the U.S. State Department.