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2023 Yale US-China Distinguished Colloquium

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Peter Salovey ’83 M.S., ’84 M.Phil., ’86 Ph.D.
President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Peter Salovey is the twenty-third president of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. Since becoming president in 2013, he has led the development of new programs and facilities across the schools and departments of Yale, consistent with the vision and strategy he articulated earlier in his presidency. Advancements include restructuring and expanding the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, launching the Jackson School of Global Affairs, transitioning Yale School of Public Health into a self-supporting independent school from the Yale School of Medicine, and opening two new residential colleges, increasing Yale College enrollment by 15 percent. He is advancing innovative teaching on campus; amplifying Yale’s partnerships in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world; and enhancing multidisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunity for faculty and students. President Salovey is committed to improving access to a Yale education for students worldwide regardless of their financial background. He earned a Ph.D. (psychology) at Yale in 1986 and then was appointed to the faculty. He has authored or edited over a dozen books translated into eleven languages and published hundreds of journal articles and essays. With John D. Mayer, he developed a broad framework called “emotional intelligence.” In 2013, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

Winston Lord '59
Former US Ambassador to China
Chairman Emeritus, International Rescue Committee

Winston Lord was the US Ambassador to China from 1985 to 1989,the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1993 to 1997, and is currently Chair Emeritus at the International Rescue Committee. Prior to those roles, Ambassador Lord was the Special Assistant to the National Security Advisor, where he accompanied Henry Kissinger on his secret trip to Beijing in 1971, President Nixon on his first official US visit to China in 1972, and President Ford on his visit in 1975. Lord attended every meeting in the 1970s that Nixon, Ford, and Kissinger held with Mao (five times), Zhou and Deng (100s of hours). He was a principal drafter of both the 1972 Shanghai Communiqué, which opened relations with China, and the 1973 Paris Peace Accords, which ended the Vietnam War. He authored "Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Democracy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership" about this period of his career. Ambassador Lord became the Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State from 1973 to 1977 and then the President of the Council of Foreign Relations from 1977 to 1985. He was also a member of the National Endowment on Democracy, Asia Society, American Academy of Diplomacy, the America-China Society, the Aspen Institute of Distinguished Fellows, the Women’s Tennis Association, and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and has won the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award and the Defense Department’s Outstanding Performance Award. Ambassador Lord graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 1959 and received an M.A. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1960.

Robert D. Hormats
Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc

Robert Hormats has been a senior official in the administrations of five different American presidents, a top executive on Wall Street and major business leader working with companies in the United States and throughout the world. His most recent government job was Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. He is currently Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc.

He has over a 25 year career at Goldman Sachs and was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). He played a key role on a variety of international economic and financial matters , including privatizations of state enterprises in countries such as China, Singapore, Britain, Germany and Mexico. He also was part of Goldman Sachs teams that structured and underwrote bond and stock issues in the U.S. and abroad. He also was the firm’s leading spokesman regarding the international economic and financial outlook and developments in key financial and investment markets.

Bob accompanied President Obama and Secretary Clinton on several Summits and high level economic visits to these countries and others. He also led U.S. Government and U.S. business delegations to these countries and to international groups such as ASEAN, APEC, the St. Petersburg Global Forum and the Brussels Global Forum.

Jim Rogers '64
Co-Founder, Quantum Fund

Mr. Jim Rogers graduated with a bachelor's degree cum laude in history from Yale University in 1964. Mr. Rogers also acquired a second BA degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford, He is an American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore. Mr. Rogers is the chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund. He was also the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

Kenneth R. Chien
Co-Founder, Moderna

Kenneth R. Chien MD, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of the Swedish Research Council at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm and a Co-Founder of Moderna Therapeutics. Over the past four decades, he has served as a senior advisor/Board Member in biotechnology, (e.g., Genentech, Roche, AZ, GSK, Wyeth, Pictet Biotech Fund, EQT Private Equity-Life Sciences, and Pfizer), and was a Co-Founder of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Peking U. Kenneth, a 3rd generation Harvard alumnus, formerly was the Sanders Chair in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard before receiving a Presidential Appointment to KI. For his work on heart development and regeneration, he has received several awards, including membership in the Austrian and Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Walter B Cannon Award of the American Physiological Society, The Pasarow Award, and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.

Alan Patricof
Chairperson & Co-Founder, PrimeTime Partners
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder, Greycroft

A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, Alan entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures, a predecessor to Apax Partners, now one of the world’s leading private equity firms. In 2006, he founded Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm where he is currently Chairman Emeritus, to invest in leading early and expansion stage companies. Alan has since left Greycroft to take on a Founding Partner and Chairperson role at Primetime Partners.

He was the founder and chairman of the board of New York magazine, which later acquired the Village Voice and New West magazine. He is currently also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.




EST: April 8, 2023


The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017



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