China Town Hall | Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates | Duke Kunshan University

China Town Hall | Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

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E.g., 06/16/2022

Hosted by the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Duke Center for International and Global Studies, and the DKU Center for the Study of Contemporary China

Join renowned investor, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio for a discussion of today's most important issues and the critical roles the U.S. and China play in an era of rapid global change at the 14th annual China Town Hall Keynote.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8am China time
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7pm EST

Registration required:

After Dalio’s talk, Denis Simon, Duke professor and former executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan, will host a follow-up discussion with three China experts: Mark Cohen from the University of California, Berkeley; Paul Triolo from Eurasia Group; and Richard P Suttmeier from the University of Oregon.

About the keynote speaker:
Ray Dalio and his family have been deeply involved in business and philanthropic efforts in China for 35 years. As a local partner organization, APSI will convene an accompanying town hall conversation to delve deeper into the issues and concerns of our local community.

About the panelists:
Richard P. Suttmeier is professor of political science (emeritus) at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on science and technology development issues in China. His current research topics include the study of China’s intellectual property strategy and ongoing examination of the changing nature of China’s innovation system. He is considered one of the founders of the study of S&T policy in the field of contemporary China studies.

Mark Cohen joined the University of California, Berkeley, in October 2017 as a senior fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and as director of the new BCLT Asia IP Project. He teaches Chinese IP law, international trade law and other areas. Previously, he served as senior counsel to the USPTO, leading its 21-member China team and as both a visiting professor and adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. In total, Mark has over 30 years’ private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in China and transition economies, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property.

Paul S. Triolo is a senior expert for Eurasia Group, where he leads the firm’s practice on global technology policy issues, cybersecurity, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/big data, ambient intelligence, and fintech/blockchain. He heads a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps Eurasia Group clients understand and assess the risks generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment. Before joining Eurasia Group, Triolo served in senior positions in the U.S. government for more than 25 years, focusing primarily on China's rise as a science and technology, and cyberpower.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, contact Xiaojuan Ping on by Nov. 3.

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