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Fireside Chat with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Join us for an evening of networking and an engaging dialogue regarding key issues related to global business, regulatory requirements and recent legislative changes in the United States that may affect cross-border investments. Craig Allen, President of the US China Business Council, will be interviewed by Morgan Lewis partner and head of the firm’s international trade and national security practice, Giovanna M. Cinelli. This event is presented by the Harvard Asian American Alliance-DC and the Harvard Law School Association.

Mr. Allen is a former deputy assistant secretary of the US Department of Commerce, focused on China and the rest of Asia. He is also a former US ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.

More about our guest speakers:

  • Mr. Allen oversees USCBC, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of approximately 200 American companies that do business with China, such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, 3M, Alcoa, AIG, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, and Morgan Stanley. USCBC's mission is to expand the US - China commercial relationship to the benefit of its members and, more broadly, the US economy.
  • Ms. Cinelli is the leader of the international trade and national security practice. She has appeared on CNN’s “Burden of Proof” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” as an expert in international technology transfer, arms exports, and related national security issues.

They will discuss trending topics, including the current trade dispute, the economic and political changes in China under President Xi Jinping, and the diplomatic relationship between China and the United States.