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A Clash of Civilizations? China and the Global Financial System

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time and Location

Thursday, Oct. 22
Registration: 7:00 - 7:30pm
Talk and Q&A: 7:30 - 8:30pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)


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The Event

China has become integrated into a variety of international economic regimes. Its integration into the world of global finance has been relatively slow and generated severe tensions. In this talk, Professor Kennedy will explore the challenges of greater Chinese involvement in a range of financial regimes, including those governing equity investment, securities investment, credit ratings, exchange rates, and the IMF’s SDR basket.

The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker

Scott Kennedy is deputy director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Kennedy has been traveling to China for over a quarter century, and has conducted thousands of interviews across the country with Chinese officials, businesses, lawyers, non-profit organizations, and scholars. His writings have appeared in a wide array of policy, popular, and academic venues. He is the author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005) and the editor of three books, including Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011), and The Dragon's Learning Curve: Global Governance and China (Routledge, forthcoming).

For over 14 years, Kennedy was a professor at Indiana University (IU). From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, and was also the founding academic director of IU’s China Office. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at the Brookings Institution. Kennedy received his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University and his M.A. in China studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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