G2 at GW 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:45 am
Lindner Commons, Suite 602
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
The U.S.-China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy and accordingly is a major focus of IIEP. The centerpiece of this initiative is our annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic and Political Relations (or the “G2 at GW”), which as become one of the premier events of its type. For information on previous conferences, see our signature initiatives page.
Schedule of Events
November 21, 2014
8:50 – 9:00AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference
9:00 – 10:30AM Session 1: Economic Issues in China
This session will examine economics of China’s domestic economy and linkages to the international economy via trade and investment.
- Eswar Prasad, Cornell, “The International Role of the RMB”
- Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute, “Two China Development Scenarios for Investment in the US”
- Scott Kennedy, Indiana U., “Multinationals Surviving and Thriving in China”
10:30 – 11:00AM Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30PM Session 2: China’s Changing Political Landscape
This session will examine the new political environment in China as the new leadership attempts to maintain legitimacy in the midst of a slowing economy and the advance of new social media technologies.
12:30 – 2:00PM Lunch and Keynote
- Jianhai Lin, Secretary of the International Monetary Fund, “Changing Global Economic Landscape: a Renewed Need for Multilateralism.”
2:00 – 2:20PM Coffee Break
2:20 – 3:50PM Session 3: Environmental Outcomes in China with Global Implications
- This session will examine environmental issues in China, which because of the global connectedness, is likely to have implications for the US and the world.
- Joanna Lewis, SFS Georgetown, “Clean Energy and Climate Change in China”
- Zhongmin Wang, Resources for the Future, “Assessing the Design of Three Carbon Trading Pilots in China”
- Judy Shapiro, American University, “Evolving Strategies of Chinese Environmental NGOs”