6:00 PM - Presentation by Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7:00 PM - Live national webcast on U.S.-China Relations
China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.
The 2015 program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton; Sheldon Day, Mayor, Thomasville, Alabama; Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group; and Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The panel will discuss Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The webcast will be followed by local presentations at venues across the country by on-site China specialists addressing topics of interest to the local community.
Penn is pleased to announce our local presentation will be given by Yasheng Huang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Yasheng Huang is the international program professor in Chinese economy and business and a professor of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also an associate dean at MIT Sloan School of Management. Huang founded and runs the China Lab and the India Lab, which aim to help entrepreneurs in those countries improve their management skills. He is an expert source on international business, political economy, and international management. In collaboration with other scholars, Huang is conducting research on human capital formation in China and India, entrepreneurship, and ethnic and labor-intensive foreign direct investment (FDI). Prior to MIT Sloan, he held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. Huang also served as a consultant to the World Bank. Huang has held or received prestigious fellowships, such as the National Fellowship at Stanford University and the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship. He is a member of the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a fellow at the Center for Chinese Economic Research and the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, a fellow at the William Davidson Institute at Michigan Business School, and a World Economic Forum Fellow. In 2010, he was named by National Asia Research Program as one of the most outstanding scholars in the United States conducting research on issues of policy importance to the United States. He is serving as an independent director and as a member of academic advisory board of a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Huang holds a BA in government from Harvard College and a PhD in government from Harvard University.