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Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring William Alan Reinsch – China as Best Customer and Biggest Threat – Trade Policy in the Biden Era

February 2, 2022 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Speaker: William Alan Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Moderator: William Overholt, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

William Reinsch holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is a senior adviser at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. Previously, he served for 15 years as president of the National Foreign Trade Council, where he led efforts in favor of open markets, in support of the Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation, against unilateral sanctions, and in support of sound international tax policy, among many issues. From 2001 to 2016, he concurrently served as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, teaching courses in globalization, trade policy, and politics.

Reinsch also served as the under secretary of commerce for export administration during the Clinton administration. Prior to that, he spent 20 years on Capitol Hill, most of them as senior legislative assistant to the late Senator John Heinz (R-PA) and subsequently to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies respectively.

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Presented via Zoom Webinar

Also streaming on YouTube


February 2, 2022
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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