[WEBCAST] The Economic Impact of Coronavirus: China, Asia, and the WorldVIEW EVENT DETAILS
This is the eighth in a series of webcast events by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.” Throughout the coming weeks, ASPI will be presenting web-only programs every Tuesday and Thursday to analyze the scope of the ramifications from the novel coronavirus across the Asia-Pacific region and the world. All events will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. For information about future events in this series and for ASPI’s additional coronavirus content see here. This event is done in partnership with Asia Society Switzerland.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been devastating for public health, it has also caused economic downturns across the globe, with fears of recession abounding. While many countries around the world are still grappling significantly with the virus, China has begun to start the long trek toward economic and social recovery.
The impact of COVID-19 on economies, societies, and government responses are substantial and will continue to play out for months and years to come. As the outbreak continues to disrupt jobs, businesses, trade, supply chains, foreign investments, and tourism, the global economic impacts are expected to grow and worsen. And despite a reported ‘tentative truce’ between the U.S. and China on COVID-related matters, other aspects of the bilateral relationship continue to deteriorate.
What effect did the coronavirus outbreak and the response to it have on China’s economy, and how does the situation look right now? How are economies across Asia and around the world responding to the economic fallout of the pandemic? And how will the world economy be changed as a result of the coronavirus spread?
For this Coronavirus, Asia, and the World webcast, Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and Daniel Rosen, a founding partner of Rhodium Group and the Jack Wadsworth Fellow at ASPI, will join a conversation moderated by Eunice Zehnder-Lai, Asia Society Switzerland Board Member, and former IPM CEO, to discuss these economic challenges facing China, Asia, and the world in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Daniel H. Rosen is a founding partner of Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s work on China, India and Asia. He has twenty-six years of professional experience analyzing China’s economy, commercial sector and external interactions and is widely recognized for his contributions on the US-China economic relationship. He is affiliated with a number of American think tanks focused on international economics, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. From 2000-2001, Daniel was Senior Adviser for International Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council and National Security Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and board member of the National Committee on US-China Relations.
The Hon. Kevin Rudd is inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as 26th Prime Minister of Australia (2007 to 2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He is Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute in New York, and Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, a global partnership of government and non-government organizations dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons.
Eunice Zehnder-Lai is Member of the Board of the Geberit Group, Member of the Board of DKSH, and Member of the Board of Julius Baer Group. Previously, she worked in the finance industry for 20 years for LGT Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, spanning the areas of asset management, private wealth management, and corporate finance in New York, London, Hong Kong and Zurich.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/policy-institute/events/webcast-economic-impact-coronavirus-china-asia-and-world You can register for the webcast to interact with speakers using the link above (members only) or watch the livestream on Facebook and YouTube.