How to Win the Tech Race with China
A Conversation with Anja Manuel, hosted by UCLA Law's Alex Wang

Anja Manuel

Co-founder & Partner, RiceHadleyGatesManuel

Alex Wang (moderator)

Law Professor, UCLA School of Law

October 21, 2020 9:00 AM    Webinar

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China is rapidly catching up in key technologies while tension between the US and China grows. Recently, clashes over Chinese tech companies have served as a driving source of conflict between the two global powers.

On this livestream, Anja Manuel discusses which areas the US should focus on, what the Trump administration has done to date, and how we might ensure that the US remains the leading innovation superpower in the world. The discussion will be moderated by Alex Wang, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and a leading expert on the law and politics of China.

Anja Manuel is a diplomat, author, and advisor on emerging markets, as well as a Co-founder and Partner along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps US companies navigate international markets. She is the author of the critically acclaimed This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, published by Simon and Schuster in 2016.  From 2005-2007, she served as an official at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for South Asia Policy. Manuel now also lectures at Stanford University. She is a frequent commentator on foreign policy and technology policy, for tv and radio (NBC/MSNBC, Fox Business, BBC, Bloomberg, Charlie Rose, NPR, etc.) and writes for publications ranging from the New York Times, to the Financial Times, Fortune, the Atlantic, and Newsweek, among others. She is the Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum -- the premier bi-partisan forum on foreign policy in the U.S. -- and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Alex Wang (moderator) is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, and a leading expert on environmental governance and the law and politics of China. His research focuses on the social effects of law, and the interaction of law and institutions in China and the United States. At UCLA, he teaches courses in torts, Chinese law, and environmental law. He has been a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to 2011, Wang was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC's China Environmental Law & Governance Project. In this capacity, he worked with China's government agencies, legal community, and environmental groups to improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental protection. He helped to establish NRDC's Beijing office in 2006.