May 6, 2020
Virtual Webinar Series
22 panels | 83 speakers | All online

The US-China Series is a virtual conference designed to provide a forum for thoughtful debate and critical dialogue.

We will be partnering with Zoom to bring you the conference online, which gives you the capability to join a broader worldwide audience. We will be hosting panels featuring experts from across the world with speakers from China, Europe and the United States.

Conference Schedule
All times are Eastern Daylight Time

5:00 AM
Asian CIO Panel

Brought to you by View from the Peak

The CIO panel looks ahead to the opportunities in the region as COVID-19 morphs from a health crisis to the challenges of restarting the global economy. We look at prospects in China as it continues to look inward and how this will affect not only its neighbors but the United States and Europe.

Adam Levinson
Graticule Asset Management

Patrick Brenner
Schroders

6:00 AM
China Property

Brought to you by Real Estate Foresight

This panel, led by Robert Ciemniak – CEO and Founder of Real Estate Foresight, will assess the short term headwinds and longer-term structural themes that property investors from both the United States and China face. Will threats to bilateral investment deter Chinese investors from hoarding capital in American residential property? The landscape is evolving.

Robert Ciemniak
Real Estate Foresight

Gretchen Yuan
CBRE Capital Advisors Asia

Thomas R Delatour, Jr
Century Bridge Capital

Thomas Liu
Actis

7:00 AM
US-China and the Battle for 5G Dominance

5G will be the epicenter an intense competition between the United States and China over technology dominance. The US-China trade dispute has now evolved into a technology cold war.

Paul Triolo
Eurasia Group

Paul Schulte
Schulte Research

7:30 AM
China’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

China’s energy policy will have a larger impact on global energy consumption and the environment than any other nation’s.

Neil Thomas
Paulson Institute

Ilaria Mazzocco
Paulson Institute

Rupert Mitchell
WM Motor

Tu Le
Sino Auto Insights

8:00 AM
Investing in China: Opportunities & Risks in the Midst of Recovery

Brought to you by EY

China’s largest companies are growing faster than their domestic economy can sustain, and they are increasingly interested in seeking opportunity abroad.

Jon Shames
EY

Susan Thornton
Former US Trade Rep

Robert Yu
NIO

8:30 AM
Rejuvenating 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.

Paul Krake
View from the Peak

Giovanna Cinelli
Morgan Lewis

Julia Coym
Control Risks

9:00 AM
Journalistic Cold War

It is not an overstatement to say that the U.S. and China are on a path to journalistic cold war. What impact will constrained flows of journalistic information and increased flows of propagandistic information have on the U.S.’s and China’s shared future?

Jeremy Goldkorn
SupChina

9:30 AM
The Future of Research Collaboration

How human civilization responds to the building climate crisis will likely define the outcome of the next 100 years, and no meaningful progress can be made without China’s full buy-in.

Kaiser Kuo
SupChina

Mara Hvistendahl
Author

Maggie Lewis
Seton Hall University

Nelson Dong
Dorsey and Whitney

10:00 AM
China’s Capital Markets: Reform & Potential

Despite intertwined structural and cyclical problems facing the Chinese economy, policymakers have pushed ahead with capital market reforms. These reforms rarely match the expectations of Western pundits but reinforce Chinese characteristics. What are the opportunity sets across the asset classes in China?

Paul Krake
View from the Peak

Will Hess
PRC Macro

10:30 AM
Future of the Supply Chain

China-centric supply chains were under duress before COVID-19, and it seems now all but a foregone conclusion that tectonic shifts will take place in global supply chains after COVID-19. What do the experts say?

Dan Wang
GaveKal

Robert Yu
Yuyu Pharma

11:00 AM
Cybersecurity

Global supply chains, data and network infrastructure are an increasingly important part of national security. Countries that successfully utilize and protect their data will be in a position to dominate the geopolitical landscape. Are we destined for a bifurcated world of technology because of a lack of trust, or can the US and China work together for the common good?

Samm Sacks
Yale Law School

Carly Ramsey
Control Risks

Xiaomeng Lu
Access Partner

Graham Webster
Stanford

Naomi Wilson
ITI

11:30 AM
Climate Cooperation

Barbara Finamore
NRDC

Ashley Johnson
NBR

Alex Wang
UCLA

Sean Newsum
Boeing

12:00 PM
Belt & Road: The African Experience

Brought to you by Standard Chartered

In conjunction with the Road and Belt initiative, Standard Chartered Bank will host a panel titled: “Africa: The Untapped Opportunities.” The panel will consist of local research experts and a senior policymaker who will provide strategic insights related to the continent’s growth, economic diversification and inclusion, macroeconomic policies, and means to navigate the diverse opportunities within the region.

Eric Olander
China Africa Project

Razia Khan
Standard Chartered Bank

Saif Malik
Standard Chartered Bank

Elizabeth Oguegbu
Standard Chartered Bank

Dawit Welela
GE Africa

1:30 PM
Integrating Political Risk Analysis Into Corporate Strategy

Brought to you by EY

In recent years, political risk has intensified and has reached WWII highs – by many measures. Policy responses to Covid-19 are creating additional political risks while the pandemic is exacerbating a series of long-term geopolitical undercurrents. How are multinationals reacting to heightened levels of both risk and uncertainty? Why do the approaches of US and Chinese firms differ so greatly? How can organizations increase resiliency?

Kyle Lawless
EY

Witold Henisz
The Wharton School

Mary K. Cline
EY

Carolyn Brehm
Brehm Global Ventures

2:00 PM
China Energy Policy

2020 started off as a strong year for Chinese energy demand, due to a strengthening economy, and an important year for reform, as the 13th Five Year plan comes to an end. This panel will discuss to what extent COVID-19 has altered government priorities this year, and how it will shape the drafting for the next five-year plan.

Michal Meidan
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Erica Downs
Center on Global Energy Policy

Sam Geall
chinadialogue.net

Joanna Lewis
Georgetown University

2:30 PM
Artificial Intelligence: Policy

When policies must address competition and collaboration between powerful nations. Ethics, economics, national security, and politics all come into play. This panel will look at efforts to address issues of concern when it comes to formulating policy AI in the U.S. and China

Kaiser Kuo
SupChina

Danit Gal
United Nations

Joy Dantong
Home Partners of America

Matt Sheehan
Paulson Institute

Paul Scharre
CNAS

3:00 PM
Resuscitating Globalization

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.

Andy Rothman
Matthews Asia

Anna Ashton
US-China Business Council

Jorge Guajardo
McLarty Associates

Tom Orlik
Bloomberg

Wendy Cutler
Council on Foreign Relations

3:30 PM
The World Order Post Covid-19

Will the U.S. pay the price for Donald Trump’s disparagement of multilateral institutions? And will the COVID-19 pandemic be seen years from now as an important inflection point in the history of great power competition? This panel will delve into these and other questions.

Kaiser Kuo
SupChina

Jude Blanchette
CSIS

Mira Rapp Hooper
Yale Law School

Jessica Chen Weiss
Cornell University

4:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence: Applications

This panel will highlight some of the ingenious – and sometimes troubling – ways in which AI is being put to use in a bewildering range of sectors in China.

Bob Guterma
SupChina

4:30 PM
Lessons from China’s containment of Covid-19

Alison Szalwinski
NBR

5:00 PM
National Security

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

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Speaker Bios

Anna Ashton
Director of Business Advisory Services, US-China Business Council

Speaker Details

Ms. Ashton has served as the director of business advisory services at the US-China Business Council. She leads staff across USCBC’s three offices in providing member companies with analysis of China’s commercial policies, business operating environment, and best practices; and also helps to develop and implement USCBC’s advocacy on behalf of member companies. Ms. Ashton has served as a China analyst in both public and private sector positions. She began her career at the Department of Defense, working on strategic China issues

Jude Blanchette
CSIS

Speaker Details

ude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Blanchette was theassistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Wendy Cutler
Asia Society

Speaker Details

Wendy Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as vice president in November 2015. She also serves as the managing director of the Washington D.C. Office. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in Washington —strengthening its outreach as a think/do tank —and on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade and investment, as well as women’s empowerment in Asia. She joined ASPI following an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

Nelson Dong
Executive Committee member, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Speaker Details

Nelson Dong is a Seattle-based senior partner with the Dorsey & Whitney international law firm. He leads his firm’s international trade and national security law practice and is also co-head of its Asia Practice. He has advised American companies, professional associations, universities and independent research institutes to operate in Greater China and elsewhere around the world for over 30 years. He writes and teaches regularly in the intersection of technology and international law and has been an adjunct international law professor at Seattle University Law School. He was a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General and took part in the Justice Department’s defense of President Jimmy Carter’s establishment of full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979. He has been an export control policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce under two Administrations. Nelson also later served as Deputy Associate Attorney General and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, in Boston. He is a director and Executive Committee member of both the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City and of the Washington State China Relations Council in Seattle, taking an active role in many of their public programs intended to foster better public understanding about the many dimensions of the relations between the United States, Washington state and China. He is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Committee of 100. Nelson is a graduate of Stanford University and the Yale Law School, and he was the first Asian American trustee of Stanford University.

Danit Gal
Keio University Global Research Institute

Speaker Details

Danit Gal is a Project Assistant Professor at the Cyber Civilizations Research Center at the Keio University Global Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. She is interested in global strategic technology planning to maximize shared social benefit. Danit chairs the IEEE P7009 standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems, and is an active member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is also an affiliate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Prior to joining Keio, Danit was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Among her current projects is an ongoing study of the unanticipated consequences of AI under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Google research project ‘AI for Everyone: Building Trust in and Benefiting from the Technology’.

Jorge Guajardo
Former Mexican Ambassador to China

Speaker Details

Ambassador Guajardo has had an active career in government and significant experience in the private sector. He most recently served for six years in Beijing as the Mexican Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Prior to this, he was Consul General of Mexico to the US in Austin, Texas, and a Mexican congressional candidate in 2003. He previously served as Director of Communications for the Governor of Nuevo León, Mexico from 1997 to 2000.

Paul Krake
View from the Peak

Speaker Details

Paul has over 25 years’ experience as an economic and political strategist. He founded View from the Peak in 2011, seeing a need for a truly global, multi-asset class research platform that focuses on the interactions between public policy, economic trends, technology, and geopolitics. View from the Peak takes its name from Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island and the firm aims to look at the world from a 360-degree view with an Asian perspective. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Chicago, and London. Prior to forming View from the Peak, Paul spent 15 years in Investment Banking and Asset Management.

Kaiser Kuo
SupChina

Speaker Details

Kaiser Kuo host of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China, and editor-at-large at Supchina.com. He recently repatriated to the United States after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked as Director of International Communications for Baidu. Before that he was a technology correspondent for Red Herring magazine, and also worked as director of digital strategy, China, for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing.

In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.” He speaks frequently on topics related to politics, international relations, and technology in China.

Maggie Lewis
Professor of Law at Seton Hall University

Speaker Details

Maggie Lewis is a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University. She has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University, a visiting professor at Academia Sinica, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a delegate to the US-Japan Foundation’s US-Japan Leadership Program. Professor Lewis has participated in the State Department’s Legal Experts Dialogue with China, has testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and is a consultant to the Ford Foundation. Before joining Seton Hall, Professor Lewis served as a Senior Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute where she worked on criminal justice reforms in China.

Xiaomeng Lu
Senior Policy Manager and China Practice Lead

Speaker Details

Xiaomeng Lu is Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager and China practice lead. She is well-versed in the technology policy world, specializing in standards, cybersecurity, sustainability, and market access issues. She has extensive experience throughout Asia, with a strong emphasis on China. This expertise includes how government agencies, indigenous companies, foreign businesses, industry groups, and media influence and interact with each other to form technology policy in Beijing and other Asian capitals. Her in-depth understanding of the Chinese market and Chinese people serve as the basis for valuable political and policy insight and analysis. She has achieved favorable policy outcomes for Fortunate 100 technology companies across the governments of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan, and UAE.

Before joining Access Partnership, Xiaomeng spent six years advocating for global high-tech companies at the Information Technology Industry Council where, among other initiatives, she led a coalition of industry groups that successfully secured the indefinite delay of a Chinese manufacturing regulation, saving global information technology manufacturers billions in potential losses. Her policy analyses have been quoted by the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, and Forbes.

Xiaomeng holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics and Trade from Renmin University of China.

Joy Dantong

Speaker Details

Joy Dantong Ma works at the intersection of data science and public policy. Currently she works as a data scientist in Chicago, where she leverages machine learning tools to analyze a multitude of policy issues, ranging from housing affordability to criminal justice. Previously, she was an Associate Director at the Paulson Institute, where she led a cross-functional team building interactive products on technology policy. Her work has been cited by the BBC, the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Nature and others. Born in northeastern China, Joy completed her undergraduate education in Beijing and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Columbia University.

Carly Ramsey
Political and Regulatory Risk Consulting for Greater China and North Asia

Speaker Details

Carly Ramsey, a director of global risk consulting firm, Control Risk. based in Shanghai, and she leads the political and regulatory risk division for Greater China and North Asia. She has a decade of experience in China advising multinationals how to engage the Chinese government and mitigate political and regulatory risk.

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Samm Sacks
New America

Speaker Details

Samm Sacks is a Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America. Her research focuses on emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies globally, particularly in China. She has worked on Chinese technology policy issues for over a decade, both with the U.S. government and in the private sector.

Paul Scharre
CNAS

Speaker Details

Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, which won the 2019 Colby Award and was named one of Bill Gates’ top five books of 2018. From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where he played a leading role in establishing policies on unmanned and autonomous systems and emerging weapons technologies.

Graham Webster
Coordinating Editor of the Stanford-New America DigiChina Project

Speaker Details

Graham Webster is coordinating editor of the Stanford-New America DigiChina project and a fellow with New America. DigiChina is a collaborative effort to translate, contextualize, and analyze Chinese digital policy documents and commentary. He also writes the independent Transpacifica e-mail newsletter. He was previously a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale Law School, where he was responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center’s U.S.–China Track 2 dialogues for five years before leading programming on cyberspace and high-tech issues. In the past, he wrote a CNET News blog on technology and society from Beijing, worked at the Center for American Progress, and taught East Asian politics at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. Graham holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is based in California.

Jessica Chen Weiss
Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University

Speaker Details

Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her research appears in International Organization, China Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, and Review of International Political Economy, as well as in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Washington Quarterly. She was previously an assistant professor at Yale University and founded FACES, the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford, while an undergraduate at Stanford University. Weiss is an editor at the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2008, where her dissertation won the 2009 American Political Science Association Award for best dissertation in international relations, law and politics.

Naomi Wilson
Senior Director of Policy, Asia

Speaker Details

Naomi Wilson serves as senior director of policy, Asia. Prior to joining ITI, Naomi served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she most recently held the position of acting director for Asia-Pacific. In that capacity, she played a leading role on cybersecurity, law enforcement, and customs cooperation issues related to Asia and served as a senior advisor to Secretary Jeh Johnson. During her tenure at DHS, Naomi led development and implementation of priority policy initiatives for DHS engagement with China, including secretarial engagements and agreements. She worked closely with interagency colleagues to negotiate and implement agreements stemming from the September 2015 State visit between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, including managing the U.S.-China High-Level Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues for DHS.

Prior to joining DHS, Naomi served as a staffer on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).

Naomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s in International Affairs & National Security. In 2011, she completed intensive Chinese language training at Peking University. Naomi speaks advanced Mandarin and French and is a native of Connecticut.

Speakers

Danit Gal
Keio University Global Research Institute

Speaker Details

Danit Gal is a Project Assistant Professor at the Cyber Civilizations Research Center at the Keio University Global Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. She is interested in global strategic technology planning to maximize shared social benefit. Danit chairs the IEEE P7009 standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems, and is an active member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is also an affiliate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Prior to joining Keio, Danit was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Among her current projects is an ongoing study of the unanticipated consequences of AI under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Google research project ‘AI for Everyone: Building Trust in and Benefiting from the Technology’.

Jorge Guajardo
Former Mexican Ambassador to China

Speaker Details

Ambassador Guajardo has had an active career in government and significant experience in the private sector. He most recently served for six years in Beijing as the Mexican Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Prior to this, he was Consul General of Mexico to the US in Austin, Texas, and a Mexican congressional candidate in 2003. He previously served as Director of Communications for the Governor of Nuevo León, Mexico from 1997 to 2000.

Kristi Heim
Director of International Communications, BGI Group

Speaker Details

Kristi Heim is a senior executive working in international communications, business development and diplomacy. She currently leads communications, public relations and strategic partnerships at BGI Group, a global genomics company. Prior to BGI, she served as president of the Washington State China Relations Council, a nonprofit business organization. At WSCRC, she developed many high-level partnerships between companies, institutions and governments in healthcare, environmental sustainability and other areas. An award-winning journalist for more than 15 years, she has written about business, technology and global health from Asia, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Kristi is passionate about using entrepreneurship and innovation to improve the lives of people around the world.

Paul Krake
View from the Peak

Speaker Details

Paul has over 25 years’ experience as an economic and political strategist. He founded View from the Peak in 2011, seeing a need for a truly global, multi-asset class research platform that focuses on the interactions between public policy, economic trends, technology, and geopolitics. View from the Peak takes its name from Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island and the firm aims to look at the world from a 360-degree view with an Asian perspective. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Chicago, and London. Prior to forming View from the Peak, Paul spent 15 years in Investment Banking and Asset Management.

Kaiser Kuo
SupChina

Speaker Details

Kaiser Kuo host of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China, and editor-at-large at Supchina.com. He recently repatriated to the United States after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked as Director of International Communications for Baidu. Before that he was a technology correspondent for Red Herring magazine, and also worked as director of digital strategy, China, for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing.

In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.” He speaks frequently on topics related to politics, international relations, and technology in China.

Maggie Lewis
Professor of Law at Seton Hall University

Speaker Details

Maggie Lewis is a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University. She has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University, a visiting professor at Academia Sinica, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a delegate to the US-Japan Foundation’s US-Japan Leadership Program. Professor Lewis has participated in the State Department’s Legal Experts Dialogue with China, has testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and is a consultant to the Ford Foundation. Before joining Seton Hall, Professor Lewis served as a Senior Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute where she worked on criminal justice reforms in China.

Xiaomeng Lu
Senior Policy Manager and China Practice Lead

Speaker Details

Xiaomeng Lu is Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager and China practice lead. She is well-versed in the technology policy world, specializing in standards, cybersecurity, sustainability, and market access issues. She has extensive experience throughout Asia, with a strong emphasis on China. This expertise includes how government agencies, indigenous companies, foreign businesses, industry groups, and media influence and interact with each other to form technology policy in Beijing and other Asian capitals. Her in-depth understanding of the Chinese market and Chinese people serve as the basis for valuable political and policy insight and analysis.  She has achieved favorable policy outcomes for Fortunate 100 technology companies across the governments of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan, and UAE.

Before joining Access Partnership, Xiaomeng spent six years advocating for global high-tech companies at the Information Technology Industry Council where, among other initiatives, she led a coalition of industry groups that successfully secured the indefinite delay of a Chinese manufacturing regulation, saving global information technology manufacturers billions in potential losses. Her policy analyses have been quoted by the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, and Forbes.

Xiaomeng holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics and Trade from Renmin University of China.

Carly Ramsey
Political and Regulatory Risk Consulting for Greater China and North Asia

Speaker Details

Carly Ramsey, a director of global risk consulting firm, Control Risk. based in Shanghai, and she leads the political and regulatory risk division for Greater China and North Asia. She has a decade of experience in China advising multinationals how to engage the Chinese government and mitigate political and regulatory risk.

Michael Rawding
Founding Partner, GeoFusion

Speaker Details

Michael Rawding has an extensive background in the Asia region, having served as the President of Microsoft Greater China, Microsoft Japan, and Microsoft Asia. He has also worked on a variety of cross-border leadership assignments during his tenure at Spencer Stuart, gaining an appreciation of both recruiting and developing local talent. Michael was previously Chairman of the Washington State China Relations Council, served on the Board of Governors at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and is a member of the National Committee on US China Relations.

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Samm Sacks
New America

Speaker Details

Samm Sacks is a Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America. Her research focuses on emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies globally, particularly in China. She has worked on Chinese technology policy issues for over a decade, both with the U.S. government and in the private sector.

Graham Webster
Coordinating Editor of the Stanford-New America DigiChina Project

Speaker Details

Graham Webster is coordinating editor of the Stanford-New America DigiChina project and a fellow with New America. DigiChina is a collaborative effort to translate, contextualize, and analyze Chinese digital policy documents and commentary. He also writes the independent Transpacifica e-mail newsletter. He was previously a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale Law School, where he was responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center’s U.S.–China Track 2 dialogues for five years before leading programming on cyberspace and high-tech issues. In the past, he wrote a CNET News blog on technology and society from Beijing, worked at the Center for American Progress, and taught East Asian politics at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. Graham holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is based in California.