Can China become a true global economic power? That depends on the evolution of the Chinese high-technology sector. The industry's success or failure will determine whether China becomes a modern economy or simply a large one, argues CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal in the first detailed look at a major institutional experiment with high-tech endeavors in China.
5:30-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:15 p.m. Meeting
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3:45-4:00 pm Reception
4:00-5:00 pm Meeting
Against the backdrop of the global debt crisis and its lingering aftershocks, enormous technological changes have steadily unfolded. SAP, as the largest business software company in the world by sales, is at the center of how these technologies are changing the ways that businesses and governments operate, plan, and act on information. SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing impact of technology on the global economy and on policymakers. He also addresses the potential of technology to help businesses around the world drive growth, jobs, and innovation.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
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As more citizens turn online for information and opinions, the Internet plays an increasingly central role in empowering and shaping public involvement in the political process on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the Dubai Ports controversy. As elections approach, join Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie for a discussion on how the Internet has changed the public’s role in policymaking, and how current trends may impact the future.
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meeting
**You are welcome to bring a guest to this event.**
Joel Garreau of the Garreau Group and Michael Rogers of the Practical Futurist join HyperVocal.com's Lee Brenner to discuss the latest advances in information technology and biotechnology and their implications for public policy.
The panelists will discuss the October 4, 1957 launching of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, its impact on the Cold War, and its role in propelling the Information Age.
George Washington University's Peter Bock, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Paul Cohen, and MIT's Andrew McAfee join Amy Alving, former chief technology officer of Science Applications International, to discuss recent innovations in artificial intelligence as well as the economic and security implications of these technological advances.
This event is cosponsored with the Corporate Program.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini will discuss his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He will also describe the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini discusses his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He also describes the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen debate the global reach of technology and the implications on countries such as China and Iran.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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