U.S.-China 2020: A Year of Living Dangerously


Presented by the Asia Society Policy Institute

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President Donald J. Trump joins President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 (Shealah Craighead/Flickr).


Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.

The past year in the U.S.-China relationship was characterized by a trade war and heightened tensions, with a push in some policy circles toward a wider economic war. With the announcement of a phase one trade deal at the end of 2019, what might 2020 bring in the bilateral relationship?

At this critical juncture, Asia Society Policy Institute President, the Honorable Kevin Rudd, will lead a conversation focused on the future of the U.S-China relationship. He will address questions such as does a wider economic “decoupling” between the United States and China lie ahead? If so, what might that entail? And what would that mean in the areas of foreign and security policy, as well as for geopolitical and geo-economic stability across the world?

上海快三This event also serves as the launch of a collection of Rudd’s 2019 speeches on the bilateral relationship, titled "The Avoidable War: The Case for Managed Strategic Competition."


Speaker Photo - Kevin Rudd

The Hon. Kevin Rudd is inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as 26th Prime Minister of Australia (2007 to 2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He is Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute in New York, and Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, a global partnership of government and non-government organizations dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons.

Michael Greenwald

Michael Greenwald is a managing director at Tiedemann-Constantia, and a director at Tiedemann Advisors. Prior to joining Tiedemann, he worked in senior roles within the United States Treasury in national security positions, and as a financial diplomat spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew, and Mnuchin. He served from 2015-2017 as the U.S. Treasury Attache to Qatar and Kuwait, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s senior-most representative to both countries. He has also served in a variety of roles in the U.S. Intelligence Community and in the Office of General Council at the U.S Treasury, working closely with the National Security Council at the White House on issues related to countering ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, and North Korea.

Event Details

Thu 30 Jan 2020
8:30 - 10 a.m.

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New York, NY 10021

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