What the US Can Learn From China
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The INSEAD Alumni Association Speak Series presents:
A political-economic panel with Professor Ann Lee, a friend of the INSEAD Alumni Association, who will be speaking on issues in her new book, What the US Can Learn From China.
Providing commentary on the issues raised will be Andy Collier—Private consultant and former President, Bank of China International, USA.
While America is still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, a high unemployment rate, and a surge in government debt, China’s economy is the second largest in the world and many predict will surpass the U.S. by 2020. President Obama called China’s rise “a Sputnik moment”—will America seize this moment or continue to treat China as its scapegoat? Mainstream media and the U.S. government regularly target China as a threat. Rather than viewing China’s power, influence, and contributions to the global economy in a negative light, Ann Lee asks:
- What can America learn from its competition?
- Why did China suffer so little from the global economic meltdown?
- What accounts for China’s extraordinary growth, despite one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world?
- How does the Chinese political system avoid partisan rancor but achieve genuine public accountability?
From education to governance to foreign aid, Lee details the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the U.S. can use China’s enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home.
This is no whitewash. Lee is fully aware of China’s shortcomings, particularly in the area of human rights, she has relatives who suffered during the Cultural Revolution. But by overemphasizing our differences with China, the U.S. stands to miss a vital opportunity. Filled with sharp insights and thorough research, What the U.S. Can Learn from China is Lee’s rallying cry for a new approach at a time when learning from one another is the key to surviving and thriving.
6:00 – 6:30 pm Reception & Networking
6:30 – 7:30 pm Speaker’s Panel
7:30 – 8:00 pm Q&A
Holland & Knight
31 West 52nd Street | New York NY
- Free for the first 15 members to register
- $5 Thereafter
Ticket Sales will stop the morning of the event in order to generate the attendees for building acccess. Admission will not be possible the night of the event.
Open to INSEAD Alumni Association, Association des Amis des Grandes Écoles Françaises, Holland & Knight employees, and their invited guests.
Ann Lee focuses on issues of global economics and finance. A former investment banker and hedge fund partner, she is a frequent media commentator on economic issues. In addition to television and radio appearances on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NPR, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Forbes, and Worth. She has been quoted in hundreds of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences. Ann is also an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University and a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. While she was teaching at Peking University, she also acted as an economic advisor to Chinese economic officials as well as to several large Chinese asset management firms. She was educated at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow WilsonSchool of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.
Andrew Collier is an independent analyst on China for the investment community. He is the former President of the Bank of China International USA, the investment banking arm of the BOC. In his China career, he worked as a business journalist for the South China Morning Post in Beijing. He studied mandarin at Yale University as a graduate student and at Peking University.