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Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China

Monday, February 25th 2019
07:00 - 09:00 PM EST
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New YorkNY

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President Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in tech and AI, China has plans to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between the trade war with the U.S., the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capacity? Or is China building and investing in strategic partnerships that will push the country toward global dominance?

 

Staged in our “Unresolved” format, this debate brings together five foreign policy luminaries to tackle pressing questions, including: Will the next Silicon Valley be in China? Is the Belt and Road Initiative a trillion-dollar blunder? And will the U.S. and China both lose the trade war?

 

The Debaters

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

Founder and President, Eurasia Group

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and president of GZERO... Read More

Michele Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec & Fmr. U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Michèle Flournoy is the co-founder and managing partner of WestExec, a strategic advisory firm offering unique geopolitical expertise, and the co-founder... Read More

Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

Professor, MIT & Author, "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics"

Yasheng Huang is a professor of political economy and international management at MIT, where he holds the International Program Professorship... Read More

Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna

Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy adviser and the founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory... Read More

Susan Thornton

Susan Thornton

Senior Fellow, Yale University Paul Tsai China Center & Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Susan Thornton is a distinguished senior diplomat with extensive experience in Eurasia and East Asia and is currently a senior fellow and research... Read More

Where Do You Stand?

The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in China

The U.S. and China Will Both Lose the Trade War

The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder

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