U.S.-China Relations: Conflict Resolution Amid a Rash of False NarrativesVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In recent months, a series of top U.S. officials including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry have traveled to China in an attempt to improve relations between the two most powerful nations. However, the absence of President Xi Jinping from the annual G20 summit in New Delhi demonstrated continued uncertainty in U.S.-China relations. Taking into consideration the uneasy state of affairs, what are the ramifications of a codependent relationship between the U.S. and China and how can these strained ties be strategically managed?
ASSC is pleased to announce that in the upcoming program "U.S.-China Relations: Conflict Resolution Amid a Rash of False Narratives," Stephen Roach, a renowned author and former Chair and Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley Asia will dive deep into the dysfunctional relationship between the two world powers as detailed in his book Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives. Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn will join Roach in conversation about his book and how the two nations’ relationship has changed over the past few decades. In this fireside chat, Roach and WuDunn will discuss China and U.S. trade relations, positions on technology, geopolitical affairs, and the economic futures of these two nations as they navigate sustained tensions between them. Join us for an insightful conversation that will keep you up-to-date on the two largest economies’ consequential relationship.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Program
Limited copies of Accidental Conflict will be available for purchase at the event. Get your book signed by Roach following the fireside chat and don't miss a tasting of Kristof Farms' ciders!
A rare combination of thought leadership on Wall Street and academia qualifies Stephen Roach as a leading practitioner of analytical macroeconomics. After thirty years at Morgan Stanley, mainly as the firm’s chief economist and eventually as the Hong Kong-based Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, he joined the Yale faculty in 2010 where he developed popular new courses — “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.”
A forecaster by training in his early days as a Fed economist, Stephen Roach has long been mindful of the perils of historical extrapolation. As seen through that lens, his vision of the “Next China” offers a unique template for the exciting but daunting possibilities of China’s uncertain future. Roach’s focus on the U.S.-China relationship is an outgrowth of the interplay between two major strands of his professional experience—as a leading U.S. economist and an influential analyst of a rising China. His two most recent books—Accidental Conflict (2022) and Unbalanced (2014)—draw extensively on that focus.
Stephen Roach has a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and lives in New Canaan, CT.
Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a bestselling author and helps run Kristof Farms, a vineyard and orchard in Oregon. In June, Kristof Farms released three delicious varieties of Kristof Farms ciders and will launch Kristof Wine in early 2024. WuDunn co-founded FullSky Partners, which helps double-bottom line ventures mostly in healthcare and technology and advises several young growth companies.
Along with her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, she has written a series of best-selling books together as well as appeared in television documentaries of those books. Their latest, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, explores the great challenges and opportunities for America’s working class. Another bestseller, Half the Sky, called "electrifying" by The Washington Post, draws a compelling picture of the trials and triumphs of women struggling worldwide for opportunity. A Path Appears explores how people can make a difference.
Previously, WuDunn was a vice president in the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She also is one of a small handful of people who have worked at The New York Times both as an executive and journalist.
She is on Harvard’s Board of Overseers, as well the board of BayFirst Financial Corp, The Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Malcolm Wiener Center of Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at Princeton and Cornell University.
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