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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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  • 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)    
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  • Founder of The Horan Group
  • Expert in cross cultural and women leaders
  • Author of I Wish I’d Known That Earlier in My Career: The Power of Positive Workplace Politics and How Asian Women Lead: Lessons for Global Corporations
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  • President & CEO of Ken Miller Capital, LLC (“KMC”)
  • Former Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston
  • An active member of the Council on Foreign Relations
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
Alex Wong

Alex WONG served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of State overseeing high-stakes negotiations and initiatives at the forefront of U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific region. Alex was nominated by the President and unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign … Continued

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  • Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University
  • Professor Rose sits on the Boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Color of Change and Black Girls Rock, Inc.
  • An internationally respected scholar of post civil rights era black U.S. culture, popular music, social issues, gender and sexuality
  • Author of the book Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America which is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study
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  • David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University
  • Member, United States Social Security Advisory Board
  • CNN Political Commentator
  • Former Senior Adviser to the 2016 Presidential Campaign of Senator Marco Rubio
  • Policy Director, Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign
Laura Dowling
  • Former White House Chief Floral Designer
  • Author of the book Floral Diplomacy at the White House
  • Distinguished Flower Ambassador (Royal Horticultural Society of Belgium)
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