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Time:March 23-25, 2019
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Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
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Joshua Cooper Ramo

Co-CEO & Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. International Organizations and Other Institutions

Joshua Cooper Ramo is Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kissinger Associates. His clients include some of the largest corporations and investors in the world. He has served as lead China advisor on more than $50 billion of transactions. He is a Director of the Starbucks and FedEx corporations.

Mr. Ramo, a Mandarin speaker who divides his time between New York and Beijing, is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, The Age of the Unthinkable (2009) and The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks (2016). His paper about Chinese economics called “The Beijing Consensus,” led the World Economic Forum to name him as one of China’s “leading foreign-born scholars.”

Mr. Ramo has been a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Asia21 project, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow, and a founder of the US-China Young Leaders Forum. He won an Emmy and Peabody award for his work with NBC Television during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Prior to entering the advisory business, Mr. Ramo was the youngest Foreign Editor and Senior Editor in the history of TIME Magazine, where he wrote 15 cover stories and won numerous awards. His first book, No Visible Horizon, chronicled his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot.