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As we march into the year of 2018, AmCham China cordially invites you to join the Global Distinguished Speaker Series with former White House and State Department officials on US foreign policy and US-China relations in 2018, on January 23rd, 11am-1pm.

Join us will be two distinguished guests, leading diplomatic experts on US foreign policy and US-Asia & US-China relations from McLarty Associates, Mr. Nelson Cunningham and Amb. James Keith.

During their talk, they will address the US domestic context and US foreign policy in the aftermath of President Trump’s travel to Asia, and share their insights on the prospects for US-China relations in 2018.
  • Mr. Nelson Cunningham is the President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates. He served in the White House as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere affairs and as General Counsel at the White House Office of Administration. Mr. Cunningham is active on foreign policy and political matters and frequently speaks to audiences in the United States and abroad.
  • Amb. James Keith leads McLarty Associates’ Asia practice. Mr. Keith is one of the US government’s top experts on China, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China, National Security Council Director for China, Consul General in Hong Kong, and as a Political Officer in the US Embassy in Beijing.

*This event is open to AmCham card-holding members and employees of member companies.
*Prepaid Event Access (PEA) card is eligible for this event.

Speakers

  • Nelson W. Cunningham (President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates)

    Nelson W. Cunningham

    President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates

    Nelson W. Cunningham is President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates. Under Mr. Cunningham’s leadership, McLarty Associates has developed into a firm with global reach and over seventy employees and advisors, stationed in Washington and around the world.
    Mr. Cunningham is responsible for guiding our service to clients and is a skilled strategist on national and international policy issues. He travels extensively on firm business, helping ensure that we bring to our clients the broadest range of regional expertise and transnational perspectives.
    Prior to co-founding McLarty Associates in 1998, Mr. Cunningham served in the White House as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere affairs and as General Counsel at the White House Office of Administration. He previously served as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph R. Biden. Before moving to Washington, Mr. Cunningham served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1988 until 1994, having been hired by Rudolph Giuliani, and in 1984 he was a staffer on the successful Senate campaign of John Kerry.
    Mr. Cunningham is active on foreign policy and political matters and frequently speaks to audiences in the United States and abroad. He is a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, and past Chairman of the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee. He also served as a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team and an advisor during the campaign, and was a foreign policy and trade advisor to John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, as well as to other Democratic candidates.
    Additionally, Mr. Cunningham serves as President of the American Security Project, a think tank founded by then-Senator John Kerry in 2005; Vice Chair of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and of the Institute of the Americas; and is past Chair of NDN’s Latin America Policy Initiative. He is an active member of the boards of the Atlantic Council and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and is a member of the Yale President’s Council on International Activities, the Council of the Americas, and the Council on Foreign Relations. A lawyer by training, Mr. Cunningham is a member of the DC, New York, and Massachusetts bars.
    Mr. Cunningham is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, where he served as an editor of the Stanford Law Review. He was raised in Latin America and has lived in seven different countries throughout the region. Mr. Cunningham speaks Spanish fluently and French passably.

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  • James Keith (Managing Director, leads McLarty Associates’ Asia practice. of McLarty Associates)

    James Keith

    Managing Director, leads McLarty Associates’ Asia practice. of McLarty Associates

    He manages the firm’s client work throughout Asia, including an extensive network of senior advisors, associates, and board members.
    During his 31-year career as a US diplomat, he became one of the US government’s top experts on China, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China, National Security Council Director for China, Consul General in Hong Kong, and as a Political Officer in the US Embassy in Beijing. He also has broad experience in Asia outside of China. From 2007 to 2010 he was the US Ambassador to Malaysia. He was previously posted in Seoul and Jakarta, as well as serving as NSC Director for Southeast Asia. Ambassador Keith grew up across Asia, living in Tokyo, Jakarta, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He joined the US Foreign Service in 1980 after graduating with a BA degree in English from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is Co-chair of the Malaysia-America Foundation.

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Agenda

11 AM - 11:20 AM
Registration
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Remark
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Speeches & Panel Discussion
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
Networking & Reception

Tickets

AmCham Cardholder
Member Price RMB 90
Door Price RMB 150
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 250
PREPAID EVENT ACCESS

Card-holding member ticket.

Member Price RMB 900
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Standard Price

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