Target Free Thursday Author Talk: Ann Lee on What U.S. can Learn from China (PROGRAM IS FULL)

Thu, Jan 12, 2012 @ 6:30pm - 4:00pm

The International Monetary Fund predicts China will overtake the U.S. in 2016.

President Obama called China’s rise “a Sputnik moment”—will America seize this moment or continue to treat China as its scapegoat? Chinese American scholar, Ann Lee, challenges the conventional attitude by asking, what can we learn from China?


Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience on both sides of the Pacific, Lee details the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the U.S. can use China’s enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home.

Lee is fully aware of China’s shortcomings, particularly in the area of human rights, but by overemphasizing our differences with China, Lee argues that the U.S. stands to miss a vital opportunity. Please join Professor Ann Lee for a timely discussion and celebrate the launch of her new book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher.


About Ann Lee
A former investment banker and hedge fund partner, Ann Lee is a frequent media commentator on economic issues. In addition to television and radio appearances on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NPR, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Forbes, and Worth. Ann is also an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University and a former visiting professor at Peking University. While she was teaching at Peking University, she also acted as an economic advisor to Chinese economic officials as well as to several large Chinese asset management firms. She was educated at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.
She is currently a Senior Fellow at Demos, a multi-issue national organization that combines research, policy development and advocacy to influence public debate and catalyze change.

Followed by booksigning.

Admission: Free and open to the public, courtesy of TARGET (PROGRAM IS FULL).