Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 9:30 PM EDT - 9:30 PM EDT

, New York, NY

In The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War, Donald Gross challenges attempts to contain China and warns against protectionism. Instead, he calls for achieving a stable peace with China and negotiating free trade agreements that will bring greater American prosperity consistent with principles for good Sino-American relations advanced by presidents from Nixon onward. Mr. Gross discusses why and how the United States can improve relations with China at a National Committee program on September 18 in New York City.


Donald Gross is a specialist in U.S. security and economic policy toward East Asia with many years of experience in government, public affairs, diplomacy and international business. He is now a senior associate at Pacific Forum CSIS, a non-profit foreign policy research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Mr. Gross held several U.S. government positions before returning to the private sector in 2000. From 1997 until 2000, he was senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs in the Department of State where he developed diplomatic strategy toward East Asia and served in senior positions on U.S. delegations negotiating with China, Japan, and South and North Korea. Prior to joining the State Department, he was senior policy advisor and counselor at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1994-1997) and director of legislative affairs at the National Security Council (1993-1994).

Mr. Gross has published analyses and opinion pieces in a variety of publications, including the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, Foreign Policy’s “Passport”, Global Asia, Comparative Connections, the Harvard International Law Journal, Newsweek Korea and Newsweek Japan. He has served as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News and Public Radio International.

Before and immediately after his government service, Mr. Gross practiced law in New York, Washington and Seoul, Korea. He began his career as a journalist with the New Orleans Times-Picayune and later served as a speechwriter and senior issues advisor for several presidential campaigns. Mr. Gross graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and holds a law degree from the University of Chicago, where he also pursued doctoral studies in political science. He is a graduate of the program for senior executives in national and international security at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Politics & Foreign Relations

  • INTERVIEW | Donald Gross – The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War
  • Politics & Foreign Relations

    Recorded 9/18/2013