David Adelman
  • Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • 15th U.S. Ambassador to Singapore
  • Part-Time Professor of International Relations at New York University
  • Former Georgia State Senator

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  • U.S. Ambassador to China (2017-2020)
  • Longest serving governor in U.S. history
  • During his tenure, Ambassador Branstad’s two greatest achievements were the signing of the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China in January of 2020 and successfully lobbying the Chinese government to stem the flow of fentanyl into America
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  • Served nearly 6 years in the White House National Security Council (2009-2015) as President Obama’s top advisor on Asia
  • Longest serving Asia advisor to President Obama and a key architect of Obama’s China policy   
  • Served in Treasury Department as Policy Advisor to U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue led by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
  • Served as Senior Asia Analyst at the RAND Corporation for 7 years
  • Georgetown University Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies
Enzio Von Pfeil

● Chief Macro Investment Strategist, Private Capital Limited
● Global economist based in Hong Kong or 25+ years
● Chief Regional Economist: Smith New Court Far East Ltd., SG Warburg Far East Ltd., ABN-AMRO Ltd.
● Iconoclastic predictor of national and global trends

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  • Senior Fellow, Asia Society
  • An expert on U.S.-China relations, Chinese political risk, North Korea, international affairs, and Asian politics
  • On-air contributor, CBS-N, international affairs analyst, PRI’s The World
Jaime FlorCruz
  • Former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent
  • Dean of foreign correspondents in China with 30-year media experience 
  • Founding President, Peking University Overseas Students’ Alumni Association (2012-Present)    
Kishore Mahbubani
  • Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS
  • Founding Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
  • Former President, UNSC (Jan 2001 and May 2002)
  • Former Permanent Secretary (CEO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Honorary International Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Paul Haenle
  • Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • An expert in China-US relations and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Former Principal Assistant to the US President’s National Security Advisor and the China Director in the White House
Alex Wong

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Ben Rhodes
  • Current Chief International Advisor to former President Barack Obama
  • President Obama’s National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speech Writing (2009-2017)

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