This virtual conference will take place on your computer via Zoom. In the days leading up to the event, you will receive an email with links to connect to the live discussion panels.
PANEL: Trade Policy
While the economic and diplomatic challenges facing the United States and China are wide ranging, trade remains the central issue and political hotbed in both countries. With globalization under threat, the rules of engagement that have beneﬁtted billions of people are being challenged.
PANEL: Bilateral Investment
As the trade dispute has morphed into a broad remaking of the entire economic relationship, bi-lateral capital ﬂows are becoming the next source of tension. From Chinese ownership of US treasuries to the listing of China’s leading companies on US exchanges, the interdependence of both countries regarding investment ﬂows is subject to increasing skepticism.
PANEL: Global Health and Life Science
Reevaluating the US-China relationship means understanding the growing role of China in health, development and other essential global goals. Using low-cost, rapid commercialization capability to scale up affordable solutions is an effective model for China, and its own technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated. What does this new landscape mean for US institutions and what opportunities are there to collaborate to improve human conditions around the world?
PANEL: Artiﬁcial Intelligence
The United States and China are in the midst of an arms race for dominance in artiﬁcial intelligence. China’s state sponsored approach utilizes the power of technology powerhouses Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to drive forward their agenda, while the United States is relying on the power of the free market and their own tech behemoths to take machine learning and AI to every facet of daily life.
PANEL: Cyber Security
Policymakers in Beijing and Washington have taken a spate of actions aimed at securing supply chains and data as more vulnerabilities are created by technological interdependence. Is it possible to create security in low-trust environments as more physical systems rely on software? Are we headed for a bifurcated technology world?
PANEL: National Security & Diplomacy
China’s economic rise has led to claims about a new kind of military rival to the United States not seen since the Soviet Union. As the complexity of the digital age changes the nature of conﬂict and cooperation, the United States and China are central to a quickly evolving world order.