NEW YORK, January 9, 2014 - China scholars Elizabeth Economy, Zha Daojiong, and Nina Hachigian examine China and the United States' relationship in the context of global development and investment. Orville Schell moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 17 min.)
Zha Daojiong is a Professor of International Political Economy at Peking University, where he specializes in such non-traditional security topics as energy, food, and trans-boundary water use, in the areas of Southeast Asia, the trans-Pacific region, and Africa. His recent research interest has expanded to political/societal risk management for Chinese foreign direct investment in developing as well as developed economies. He is the author and editor of several books including, most recently, Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia (Routledge, 2013). Prior to his tenure at Peking University, he taught at the University of Macao, the International University of Japan, and Renmin University of China. Dr. Zha received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii.
Elizabeth Economy is Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and an expert on China-U.S. relations and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, with particular focus on the environment.
She periodically consults for agencies of the U.S. government and has lectured or taught at several American universities, including Johns Hopkins University (1997) and the University of Washington (1993-1994).
In 1990, Economy was honored with an SSRC-MacArthur Dissertation Fellowship in International Peace and Security Studies.
She studied at Swarthmore College and Stanford University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Nina Hachigian is Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. She served as a staff member of the National Security Council and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise, and she has written essays for Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Democracy, and Survival, as well as op-ed pieces for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and South China Morning Post, among others.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.