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Where is China going? Current affairs and foreign policy implications

The Institute of World Politics

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

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You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Where is China going?
Current affairs and foreign policy implications

with 
Amb. Frank Lavin
Chairman & CEO, Export Now 

Tuesday, July 8
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Please contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions. 

The most important question in international relations in the 21st century might be: Where is China going? This leads, in turn, to a series of questions as to the performance of China's economy, domestic social stability, leadership cohesion, and foreign policy goals.

Long-time "China hand" and current China resident and businessman Frank Lavin will offer his insight on these critical developments in China and what they portend for U.S. foreign policy.

Frank Lavin is the CEO and founder of Export Now, which runs e-commerce stores in China for foreign companies. 

In Government, Lavin served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce 2005-2007.  In that capacity, Lavin served as lead trade negotiator for both China and India and was the senior policy official in the Department responsible for commercial policy, export promotion, and trade negotiations across the globe.  Lavin was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2001-05, where his duties included helping negotiate the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

In the private sector, Lavin served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with Bank of America, and Citibank.

Previously, Lavin served in the George H.W. Bush and Reagan Administrations, working in the Department of Commerce, Department of State, National Security Council, and White House.  Lavin served as Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House 1987-89.

Lavin earned a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; an M.S. in Chinese Language and History from Georgetown University; an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University; and an M.B.A. in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other periodicals.

Lavin is the co-author of "Export Now" (2011), a featured title by John Wiley & Sons.  He was Editor of "Rising to the Challenge" (EDM 2010), the official book of the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 Expo.

Lavin serves on the Board of Directors of Globe Specialty Metals, the world's largest producer of silicon metal alloys, Consistel, the largest telecommunications firm for in-building services in Southeast Asia, and UOB Bank a Singapore-based regional bank.  He also served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo USA Pavilion.

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The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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