[WEBCAST] World Order in TransitionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many macro trends which will shape the economic world order in the 2020s and beyond. These trends include widening fiscal deficits, rising debt loads, loose and unorthodox monetary policies, increased inequality, surging digitization and automation, deglobalization, and reshoring among others. What will the lasting impact be of these trends on consumer and business behavior? On the balance of power between states and the future of multilateral institutions? What shifts in trade, investment, and finance will emerge, and what will be the likely implications for the world’s major economies?
Join Asia Society Southern California for a timely discussion with two highly-respected Ambassadors for their perspectives on the future of the global economic order. Ambassador John Emerson served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-2017) and Ambassador Nina Hachigian served as the second U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN (2014-2017). The conversation will be moderated by former ASSC Executive Director and journalist, Jonathan Karp.
Ambassador John Emerson
Vice Chairman, Capital Group International, Inc.
Ambassador John Emerson has 19 years of industry experience, all with Capital Group. He most recently served as the United States ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2015, Emerson was awarded the State Department's Susan M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career ambassador, and in 2017 he was awarded the CIA Medal and the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service award.
Prior to accepting the ambassadorial posting, Emerson was president of Private Client Services for the Capital Group Companies. Before joining Capital, he was deputy assistant to President Clinton where he led the administration's efforts to obtain congressional approval of the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement and the extension of China’s MFN trading status. Additionally, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Emerson holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Hamilton College, a juris doctorate degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelors degree in philosophy from Hamilton College.
Ambassador Nina Hachigian
Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, City of Los Angeles
Ambassador Nina Hachigian was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2017 to be the first Deputy Mayor of International Affairs for Los Angeles. From 2014 to 2017, Ambassador Hachigian served as the second U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Earlier, Ambassador Hachigian was a Senior Fellow and a Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress focused on Asia policy and U.S.-China relations. Prior to that, Ambassador Hachigian was the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy for four years. Ambassador Hachigian served on the staff of the National Security Council in the Clinton White House from 1998-1999.
She is the editor of Debating China: The U.S. – China Relationship in Ten Conversations (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, with distinction.
Journalist and Former Executive Director, Asia Society Southern California
Jonathan Karp served as Asia Society Southern California’s executive director from 2014 through mid-2019 and has since consulted for ASSC and other nonprofit organizations. He joined Asia Society after a distinguished career in journalism, including a decade of reporting in Asia. Karp began his journalism career in Israel in 1986 and continued as a foreign correspondent based in Hong Kong, New Delhi and Sao Paulo, Brazil, the last two posts as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. In 2004, he transferred to the Journal’s Los Angeles Bureau and later served as senior editor at Marketplace Radio, leading the business and finance coverage for their family of public radio shows. Karp studied Middle Eastern History at Princeton.
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