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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  • Diplomat in Residence at the Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Former Special Assistant to President Obama
  • Former National Security Staff Senior Director for Asian Affairs
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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
Paul Clifford
  • President, Paul G. Clifford & Associates, LLC
  • Business strategist and historian of China
  • Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Author of the acclaimed book, “The China Paradox”
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  • Journalist focused on Chinese youth and education
  • Author of China’s Millennials: The Want Generation
  • Writing forthcoming book on Chinese students in the United States
Gao Jian
  • Senior Advisor of China Development Bank
  • Senior Economist in China
  • Former Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics in Harvard
  • Founder of China’s Government Securities Market
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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)    
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

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