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11/14 Tiger Talk: China - US Relations: A Sino-optimist's View -- Past, Present, and Future

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Saturday, November 14th  7:30 – 8:30 PM EST USA


Presented by Priscilla Hoffman-Stowe, former United States Department of State Senior Economic Analyst and Deputy Director, Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Currently a Senior Management Consultant, Freedom of Information Requests, United States Department of State


Moderated by Debi Carter, former Senior Director, Customer Success, Salesforce


Priscilla will share her perspective not only as someone who served as a China Analyst at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, but also as a child of parents who had been missionaries in China and maintained a lifelong love of Chinese culture and the Chinese people. Over her 35 years at the US Department of State, Priscilla learned to shed ideological filters to focus on history, context, and facts. China faced many challenges during that time, and more challenges lie ahead. However, Priscilla notes China’s leadership has three advantages that have propelled the country out of poverty and isolation in only four decades: millennia of governing a large, multi-ethnic population across vast territory; the discipline to take the long view; and the ability to marshal massive financial and other resources. Priscilla’s greatest source of optimism comes from seeing what the Chinese people have achieved, often in spite of their political system. Hence, if asked to bet, she would bet on China thriving in the years ahead. The challenge for the US will be to form and maintain a relationship with China that is mutually productive.


Registration for the talk is by email invitation only, and at this time participation is limited to members of our Tiger Community, including Helen Lin's students, colleagues, family, and their invited guests. We welcome friends and colleagues of Tiger Community members to join us -- please have them send us their contact information, so we can send them an invitation. Email: HTL.Legacy@gmail.com


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