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Transpacific Dialogue

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time and Location

Saturday,  01/12/2019
Registration:   1:30-2:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A:   2:00-4:00 pm

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

Registration and Fees

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Walk-ins are not accepted.
Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.
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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

On January 1, 1979, China and the United States formally established diplomatic relations and entered a new era. In the past 40 years, with the coexistence of competition and cooperation, Sino-US relations has evolved into the most important bilateral relationship in the 21st century. To mark the 40th anniversary, we invite experts from China and the United States to discuss the future of Sino-US relations.


The language of the event will be English.

The Panelists

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David Bach
Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale SOM

David Bach is Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focuses on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. His course “The End of Globalization?” received the 2018 Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute.

As a member of Yale SOM’s senior leadership team, Dean Bach directs the school’s Executive MBA, Master of Advanced Management, and Master of Management Studies programs; leads global strategy primarily via engagement with the 30-school strong Global Network for Advanced Management; supervises marketing, communications, and technology; and oversees Yale Center Beijing. He also serves on the Provost's Advisory Committee on International Activities.

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Da Wei
Professor and Assistant President, University of International Relations

Da Wei is Professor and Assistant President at the University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing; he is also the Director of the Department of International Politics and the Director of the Center for International Strategy and Security Studies at the university. Da Wei’s research expertise includes China-US relations and US foreign policy and security policy.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Da Wei worked at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), a top think tank in Beijing for more than 2 decades, where his last position was Director of the Institute of American Studies. Da Wei earned his B.A. (Chinese Literature) and M.A. (International Relations) degrees from the University of International Relations (UIR), and his Ph.D. (International Relations) from CICIR. He was a senior visiting scholar at the Atlantic Council of the US from 2006-2007, and senior associate at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University from 2007 to 2009.

The Moderator

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Carol Li Rafferty
Managing Director, Yale Center Beijing

Carol Li Rafferty is the Founding Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing, Yale University’s convening and intellectual hub in China. As the inaugural head of the Center, Carol is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business, government, and thought leaders from all disciplines and developing programs that facilitate meaningful dialogues between China and the world. In 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) selected Carol as a Young Global Leader (YGL), and she currently serves as a member of the YGL Advisory Group, the YGL’s global advisory board.

Carol graduated cum laude from Yale University, with dual B.A. degrees in Economics and International Studies. She received her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School. She is also a China Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

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