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2023 Program

8:30 am Opening Remarks

  • Drake University President Marty Martin

8:45 am China Hand Roundtable Discussion

  • Paul Haenle, Maurice R. Greenberg Director's Chair at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Steven Jiang, Beijing Bureau Chief for CNN International
  • Houze Song, Fellow at MacroPolo, Paulson Institute
  • Sean Stein, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai)
  • Moderated by David Skidmore, Drake University Professor of Political Science

10:20 am U.S.-China Trade Relations: Evolution, Current Landscape, Future Challenges

  • Greyson Mann, Government Affairs Manager, U.S.-China Business Council
  • Bobby Richey, Former Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing

11:20 am Navigating National Security and Defense with China

  • Lieutenant General Larry Nicholson (Retired), Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

12:15 pm Armchair Discussion on U.S. Diplomacy in China

  • Sean Stein, Chairman of the Board of Governors of AmCham Shanghai
  • Bobby Richey, Former Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Beijing
  • Moderated by Steve Churchill, Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Embassy in Beijing
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