Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2/27: Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call on China and Natural Resources

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, February 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies, will discuss how China's quest for natural resources is changing the world.

Dr. Economy has published widely on both Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, coauthored with Michael Levi, is "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World." She is also the author of "The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future," which was named one of the top fifty sustainability books in 2008 by the University of Cambridge, won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars Award for the best social sciences book published on Asia, and was listed as one of the top ten books of 2004 by the Globalist as well as one of the best business books of 2010 by Booz Allen Hamilton's "strategy+business" magazine. Dr. Economy also coedited "China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection." She has testified before Congress on numerous occasions, and regularly consults for U.S. government agencies and companies. Dr. Economy is vice chair of the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the future of China and serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. She writes about topics involving China on CFR's Asia Program blog, "Asia Unbound."

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi, "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World," Introduction, Oxford University Press, January 2014 (I will email this to those who RSVP).

2) Elizabeth C. Economy, "China's Environmental Future: The Power of the People," McKinsey Quarterly, June 2013.

3) Elizabeth C. Economy, "Asia Unbound," Blog,

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to me at ASAP.
Hope to see you there!
Seth Weinberger