China's Future Leadership: An Instant Analysis of China's 19th Party Congress


Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Join the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a panel discussion where experts weigh in with exclusive insight and opinions on China’s 19th Party Congress.

Mark Elliott, Vice Provost of International Affairs at Harvard University and Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Anthony Saich, Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs. He teaches courses on comparative political institutions, democratic governance, and transitional economies with a focus on China. In his capacity as Ash Center Director, Saich also serves as the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and the faculty chair of the China Programs, the Asia Energy Leaders Program, and the Leadership Transformation in Indonesia Program, which provide training programs for national and local Chinese and Indonesian officials.

Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the BU Pardee School. He is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China (January 2013). Fewsmith travels to China regularly and is active in the Association for Asian Studies and the American Political Science Association.

Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. She is a comparativist with special expertise in the politics of China. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and sits on the editorial boards of nearly a dozen major scholarly journals and has served as the President of the Association for Asian Studies. Professor Perry’s research focuses on popular protest and grassroots politics in modern and contemporary China.

Edward Wong, journalist and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Wong reports on China’s politics, economy, environment, military, foreign policy and culture

Huang Yasheng, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.