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"Barbarians at the Gate: Corporate Takeovers & the Rise of Shadow Banking"
April 25, 2017 | Register
Veteran journalist WANG Shuo and managing editor of Caixin chronicles a hostile corporate takeover war of Vanke, the largest property developer in China, that sent waves of deep shock to the entire capital market and opened eyes for those who had thought they already understood everything about the dynamics of China's financial industry. Behind the emergent corporate raiders is a seismic shift of China's financial sector, a giant shadow banking system has arisen. No one is prepared.

"Shadows at Dawn" Book Talk with Alfredo Corchado
April 26, 2017 | Register
"Shadows at Dawn" is the narrative of a country in a painful, tumultuous economic and political transition that haunts journalist Alfredo Corchado through three decades. It is a passionate and personal tale that begins during the Mexican exodus to the United States in the tumultuous 1980s, with amnesty, and moves into the booming 90s with NAFTA.

"California & Climate Change"
April 27, 2017 | Register
This talk will discuss what California is doing at home, the tricky legal issues that arise as one state moves in ways that may differ from federal policy and how it could affect the global picture as more nations try to implement the Paris accord.

"Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China"
May 4, 2017 | Register
UC Berkeley Professor Kevin O'Brien describes how "phantom services" are politically appealing at a time when the central government is calling for greater benefits for non-locals and urging people to move to small cities while migrants continue to appear in large numbers in the biggest, most desirable cities.

"China's Business Environment"
May 9, 2017 | Save the date
Alan Beebe, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, will discuss the annual China Business Climate Survey. This report asks how members from more than 900 firms are adapting to slower economic growth, a rapidly changing regulatory and enforcement system in China and political transitions in both countries.

"Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy"
May 11, 2017 | Register
In his newly released book "Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy,” Council on Foreign Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden explains why the political consensus in support of trade liberalization has collapsed, and how to correct the course.

"China's Ideological Spectrum"
May 25, 2017 | Register
Using data from large-scale surveys in China, Jennifer Pan of Stanford University will share her findings that public preferences in ideology are not simply split along a pro-regime or anti-regime divide in authoritarian contexts. 

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