After two generations of increasing global interconnectedness, the post-World War II order is fraying. Slow global growth and increasing inequality, refugee flows, and the rise of political figures espousing nationalist and protectionist positions pose difficult challenges to global interconnectedness. Fresh perspectives on how advanced, developing, and emerging market countries will shape the global geopolitical landscape going forward will be explored during a series of events starting in Washington and Beijing.

David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF,

David Lipton has been First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF since 2011. Before coming to the IMF, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the White House. Previously, he served as Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury.



will lead a series of timely panel discussions with
Ian Bremmer, Professor at New York University,

Ian Bremmer is a Global Research Professor at New York University. He is also president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Dubbed the “go-to-guru on political risk” by the Wall Street Journal, he is a foreign affairs columnist at Time and released his latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, in May 2015.

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and various public policy experts.

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Beijing, China

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
10:00 a.m., Beijing Time / 2:00 a.m. GMT (9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, November 21, 2016)


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Introductory Remarks:
Zhang Yuyan, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS

Professor Zhang Yuyan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is also a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; on the Advisory Committee for Economic & Trade Policy, Ministry of Commerce of China; and, President of the China Society of World Economy. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Peking University and Master and Ph.D. Degrees in Economics from CASS. His main academic interests include institutional economics and international political economy.

Welcome Remarks:
Cai Fang, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Cai Fang is Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences where he is also Director of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics. He is a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China and Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Association of Population. A top demographic scholar and economist, he is a graduate of Renmin University and earned his Ph.D. in economics from CASS.

Moderator:
Yanqing Yang, China Business News

Yanqing Yang is Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Anchor of China Business News (CBN). Previously a senior reporter covering finance and business in Liberation Daily, Ms. Yang is a media leader and moderator at various events, including World Economic Forum, Shanghai Forum, and IMF conferences. She holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Economics from Fudan University. She was a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Panelists:
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

David Lipton has been First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF since 2011. Before coming to the IMF, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the White House. Previously, he served as Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury.



Ian Bremmer, Professor, New York University

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Dubbed the “go-to-guru on political risk” by the Wall Street Journal, he is Time magazine’s foreign affairs columnist and a global research professor at New York University. His latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, was released in May 2015. Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994.

Wing Thye Woo, Professor, University of California, Davis and Distinguished Expert, CASS

Wing Thye Woo is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Davis and Fudan University in Shanghai. He is also National Distinguished Expert at the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing; President of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Distinguished Fellow at the Penang Institute in George Town, Malaysia; and Director of the East Asia Program within the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York City. An expert on the East Asian economies, he helped found the Asian Economic Panel (AEP) in 2001, a triannual forum of 50 leading specialists on Asian economies. Professor Woo was a consultant to China for the tax and exchange rate reforms implemented in 1994, a special advisor to the U.S. Treasury from 1997-98, and an advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2005.

Minghao Zhao, Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary World Affairs

Minghao Zhao is a research fellow at the Center for contemporary world affairs and at the Charhar Institute. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, and a member of the China National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).




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Washington, DC

Friday, October 7, 2016
Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET / 17:00 GMT


Moderator:
Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine

Rana Foroohar is an Assistant Managing Editor at Time and the magazine’s economics columnist. She also speaks regularly on CNN as Global Economic Analyst. Prior to coming to Time, Foroohar spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. Her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, was published by Crown in May.

Panelists:
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

David Lipton has been First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF since 2011. Before coming to the IMF, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the White House. Previously, he served as Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury.



Ian Bremmer, Professor, New York University

Ian Bremmer is a Global Research Professor at New York University. He is also president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Dubbed the “go-to-guru on political risk” by the Wall Street Journal, he is a foreign affairs columnist at Time and released his latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, in May 2015.

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Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to Chancellor Merkel

Lars-Hendrik Röller is the Chief Economic Advisor to Chancellor Merkel. Previous positions include Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (2003-2006) and President of the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin (ESMT, 2006-2011). He holds a Ph.D. in economics, a Master of Arts in economics, and a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Hon. Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute and 26th Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, a think/do tank headquartered in New York. He served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). Mr. Rudd co-founded the G20 during the Global Financial Crisis. He served as Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, a two-year review of the United Nations system, releasing his Chair’s Report in August 2016. He is Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute.

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