This is a national day of programming designed to provide people all over the world the opportunity to discuss issues in U.S.-China relations — with leading experts!
The 2015 program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with Robert Rubin
, Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton; Sheldon Day
, Mayor, Thomasville, Alabama; Daniel Rosen
, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group; and Stephen Orlins
, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The panel will discuss Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
For around the first hour of the event, there will be a discussion and Q&A with Kevin Nealer
, a leader in the Chinese investment industry. Originally a Fulbright Scholar, Kevin is currently a member of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board. A former Fulbright professor in China, he is co-author of the Council on Foreign Relations study Beginning the Journey – China, the U.S. & the WTO
. His China interest began when he studied with Dr. Michael Oksenberg at the University of Michigan. Oksenberg went on to be Senior Director of the National security Council, leading the 1979 China recognition legislation effort. Kevin was a career Foreign Service officer who worked for Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, the author of the legislation that normalized US relations with China. His senior partner, Brent Scowcroft, was part of the Nixon Administration’s team that opened relations with China and General Scowcroft now chairs Secretary of State Kerry’s advisory group on China relations. Currently Kevin serves as a member of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and his views here are his own, not those of the government.
This will be an awesome opportunity to learn more about relations between China and the U.S. — from some of the world’s foremost experts on the subject. Even if you’ve never given the subject much thought, check it out!