Lecture | March 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Ann Lee, CEO, Coterie New York
This keynote lecture with Ann Lee, CEO, Coterie New York, is the closing event to the symposium "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present", which is organized by the German Historical Institute Washington and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
What is the end game for the current anti-China rhetoric and policies emanating from Washington? Does the designation of China as a strategic competitor mean that the world is descending into a second Cold War? Ann Lee, an author of several books including What the US Can Learn from China and Will Chinas Economy Collapse? and a former professor at Peking University, Pace University, and New York University, will address the risks and implications of an adverse US-China relationship for the global economy.
The symposium is commemorating Helmut Schmidt, who served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1974 to 1982. Helmut Schmidt was a pioneer among Western political leaders in recognizing this transformation and, in particular, Chinas economic and political rise. The German chancellor strove for a respectful dialogue and a partnership of equals at a time when the world was still divided into communist and capitalist camps. Building on Schmidts reflections about the remaking of the global order, this symposium will analyze the unfolding situation and its historical background. Scholars, policy experts, and journalists will discuss the changing relationship between the Atlantic and Pacific regions, and the growing complexity of a world with multiple and competing poles.