Business, academic and government leaders to discuss China’s rapid economic growth and its implications for the New England economy
Cambridge, Mass. – China Rising: Implications for the New England Regional Economy
Natixis Global Asset Management and the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School will host a high level discussion on the factors driving the rapid expansion of China’s economy and its current and future impact on the nation and region’s economic climate. The IMF predicts China’s economy will surpass that of America by 2016, and America’s share of the world output will fall to 17.7 percent, the lowest in modern times. Against this backdrop, a high level panel including voices from academia, business and government will address topics including, how the region can work together to better compete and do business with China, how companies can be thinking more globally and what we can be doing better in the policy, manufacturing and workforce training arenas.
Ken Brown, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
Julian Chang, Executive Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
John Hailer, President and CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, Chairman of the New England Council
Jeremy Segal, Vice President of Corporate Development at Akamai Technologies, Inc
Moderated by Curt Nickisch, WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance; the Innovations in Government Program; and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia.