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    Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Mr. Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

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    The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to have selected the sixth cohort of its Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The twenty fellows comprise a wide range of research interests, geographic locations, and types of institutions.

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    Yong Lu joined the National Committee in 2019 as senior director of development. She leads the fundraising effort and builds strategic partnerships for the organization to ensure all programs are fully funded and yield valuable, long-term outcomes.

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    This new video/podcast series features explainers and shorts interviews with leading experts on timely, relevant issues affecting the U.S.-China relationship and Greater China.

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    January 17, 2019 | The Carter Center United States and China at 40: Seeking a New Framework to Manage Bilateral RelationsAn International Symposium to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Normalization of U.S.-China Diplomatic Relations Stephen A. Orlins, President  National Committee on U.S.-China Relations  

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    Carly Biondi joined the National Committee as operations manager in January 2019. Prior to her work at the Committee, Carly worked as a program manager in the Executive Education department of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

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    Rosie Levine is a program officer at the National Committee, where she works primarily on the Public Intellectuals Program, among other programs.

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    Continuing a tradition of welcoming senior Chinese leaders to the United States dating back to Deng Xiaoping’s historic 1979 visit, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) and its long-time partner, the US-China Business Council (USCBC), were pleased to organize a private meeting with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New York on Monday, September 24, 2018. Evan G.

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    Madeline Bauer joined the National Committee after spending a year in China as a Schwarzman Scholar. During her one-year fellowship—a major component of the National Committee-Schwarzman Scholars Partnership—she is developing and executing bi-annual seminars for Schwarzman College alumni to continue their engagement in China-related issues. Ms. Bauer also organizes activities for current Schwarzman Scholars to participate in various National Committee programs taking place in China, and develops new alumni programs to accommodate the needs of a growing Schwarzman alumni network.

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    I. Peter Wolff joined the board of directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations in 1999, and co-founded the U.S.-China Young Leaders Forum two years later. In 2010, he began serving as secretary of the board, a position he continues to hold. Mr. Wolff serves on the boards of other organizations as well, including as a trustee of the George Balanchine Foundation. He is a member of the Studio in a School Association’s Advisory Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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    Keith Abell is founder of NextWave Investment Strategies, which has partnered with leading Asian financial institutions to utilize advanced quantitative methodologies to invest in Chinese and Korean financial markets. He also is co-founder of Sungate Properties, which has partnered with private Chinese investors to acquire stakes in trophy NYC office properties. Formerly, he was co-founder and vice chairman of GSC Group, managing director of The Blackstone Group, where he founded the firm’s business in Hong Kong, and a vice president of Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of FGL Holdings and Graf Industrial Corp., and the Advisory Board of WaveFront Global Asset Management. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a China Fellow at the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, and a B.A. from Brown University.

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    Senator James R. Sasser is a former United States senator and ambassador. With over three decades of experience, Senator Sasser provides clients with strategic counsel on a variety of topics, including public policy, media, and international relations. Senator Sasser was elected to the United States Senate from Tennessee in 1976 and served for nearly 20 years. During his time as a senator, he was chairman of a number of committees, including: the Senate Budget Committee; the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and Military Construction; the Banking Subcommittee on International Finance and Monetary Policy; and the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on General Services, Federalism and the District of Columbia.

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    Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Roy was born in China and spent much of his youth there during the upheavals of World War II and the communist revolution, where he watched the battle for Shanghai from the roof of the Shanghai American School. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service immediately after graduating from Princeton in 1956, retiring 45 years later with the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the service. In 1978 he participated in the secret negotiations that led to the establishment of U.S.-PRC diplomatic relations. During a career focused on East Asia and the Soviet Union, Ambassador Roy’s ambassadorial assignments included Singapore, China, and Indonesia. His final post with the State Department was as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. On retirement he joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm, before joining the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in September 2008 to head the newly created Kissinger Institute. In 2001 he received Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Public Service.

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    William R. Rhodes is president and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC. He is also a retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank. Mr. Rhodes gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external-debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. During that period and in the 1990s, he headed the advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt-restructuring agreements for Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. In 1998, when the Republic of Korea experienced liquidity problems, he chaired the international bank group that negotiated the extension of short-term debt of the Korean banking system. In early 1999, at the request of the government of Brazil, he acted as worldwide coordinator to help implement the maintenance of trade and interbank lines by foreign commercial banks to Brazil. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials, and corporations worldwide.

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