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9/22/22 NEC Webinar ‘The United States vs China: The Quest for Global Economic Leadership’ with Fred Bergsten, PIIE
September 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
‘The United States vs China: The Quest for Global Economic Leadership’ with Fred Bergsten, Nonresident Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 12pm to 1pm EST
Dr. Bergsten will discuss how to minimize conflict between the two economic superpowers and maintain (restore?) effective leadership and thus stability for the international economic order. Dr. Bergsten rejects containment strategies as infeasible and advocates functional decoupling between economic and other issues in the bilateral relationship, recognizing both the inevitability of disagreement on many security and political matters as well as the pragmatic necessity of working together on climate, pandemics, financial crises, the trading system and other economic topics.
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About our speaker:
C. Fred Bergsten is nonresident senior fellow and director emeritus at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, of which he was founding director from its creation in 1981 through 2012. He was the most widely quoted think-tank economist in the world for the eight years such data were compiled and was called “one of the ten people who can change your life” by USA Today. Dr. Bergsten was assistant secretary for international affairs of the US Treasury (1977–81), functioned as undersecretary for monetary affairs (1980–81, including as G-5 deputy and G-7 sherpa) and was assistant for international economic affairs to Dr. Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council (1969–71). He was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations in 2010 and 2014 and reappointed by President Trump in 2018. He is a member of the board of directors of the Peterson Institute, the Center for Global Development, and the Trilateral Commission.
Read more here: https://www.piie.com/experts/senior-research-staff/c-fred-bergsten