Charles Freeman Lecture

William Catron Jones Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, 13 November 2008
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Q&A: 4:45-5:15 p.m., Reception follows
Place: Washington University Danforth Campus,
Women’s Building Formal Lounge
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Charles Freeman

Whitney Harris World Law Institute and East Asian Studies will present “Trading Places? U.S. Economic Engagement with China and Its Implications for U.S. Power, Competitiveness, and Global Prestige" by Charles Freeman. A reception will follow the Q&A, all are welcome.

Charles Freeman holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. His career experience with China and other parts of Asia spans tours of duty in government, business, and the nonprofit sectors.  Prior to CSIS, he was managing director of the China Alliance, a collaboration of law firms that help clients devise trade, investment, and government relations strategies in the United States and China. Freeman also served as assistant U.S. trade representative (USTR) for China affairs, the United States’ chief China trade negotiator, and played a primary role in shaping overall trade policy with respect to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mongolia. Other prior experience includes:
serving as international affairs counsel to Senator Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), working as a Hong Kong–based executive with the International Herald Tribune, and practicing law as a Boston-based securities lawyer and venture capitalist concentrating on developing markets in Asia and Eastern Europe. In the nonprofit world, he has previously worked as director of economic reform programs in China and Taiwan for the Asia Foundation.

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