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Date and Location

April 20, 2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Littauer Building


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About the Conference: The China Conference leverages Harvard Kennedy School's unique status to bring together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the nonprofit sectors. Our goal is to foster cross-disciplinary dialogues, cross-sector cooperation, and the exchange of ideas. This year, we anticipate addressing vital topics including U.S.-China relations, global macroeconomics, AI, semiconductor industry, geopolitics, climate change, and China's role with other developing countries.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • XIE Feng, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The People's Republic of China to the United States of America
  • Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and former Dean at JFK School of Government
  • Xue Lan, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
  • Sir Daniel Alexander, VP of Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Conference Highlights:

  • Two keynote speeches focused on U.S.-China Relations and Global Macroeconomics.
  • Eight diverse panels and workshops over two days.
  • Special events designed to deepen engagement between speakers and attendees.

For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit China Conference Ticketing (use CCHKSPRO3 for a $5 discount).​​

Speakers and Presenters

​Xie, Feng - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America
Graham Allison - Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Xue, Lan - Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President of Policy and Strategy at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Patrick Achi - Former Prime Minister of The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Sun, Zhe - Founding Director of the Center for U.S. - China Relations at Tsinghua University
Fred Bergsten - Director Emeritus of Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Anthony Saich - Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Susan Thornton - Former U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Zhu, Xufeng - Professor and Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University
Li, Daokui - Mansfield Freeman Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for CCWE at Tsinghua University
Han-Koo Yeo - Former Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea
Henry Lee - Jasim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program within the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the HKS
Gita Wirjawan - Former Minister of Trade of Indonesia, Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board
Rana Mitter - ST Lee Chair in US - Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School and former director of the Center for China Studies at Oxford University
W. Patrick Wilson - Vice President of MediaTek
Ayham Kamel - Head of Middle East and North Africa pra>

Additional Organizers

​Greater China Society at HKS