The Peters Township Public Library in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present China as Number One? Scarcity and China's Ascent in the 21st Century on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Featured speakers for the presentation will be William Adams, Senior International Economist for the PNC Financial Services Group, and Damien Ma, a Fellow at The Paulson Institute.
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Many experts believe that within the decade, China will have the world’s largest economy— a position the U.S. has held for over a century. As these two superpowers jockey for geopolitical position and influence, what does this trajectory mean for the rest of the world? There is much room for speculation and conjecture, leading at least two veteran China-watchers to say, “So what?” Join the co-authors of In Line Behind A Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade to discuss the ramifications of a growing Chinese economy and uncover the fact and fiction behind one of the most intensely-discussed issues facing the international community.
William Adams is Assistant Vice President and Senior International Economist for the PNC Financial Services Group. His responsibilities include forecasting economic conditions and exchange rates, covering emerging Asia, the European Union, Canada and Latin America. Mr. Adams serves as the principal spokesperson on global economic issues for PNC, and frequently presents to PNC clients on the international economic outlook. He joined PNC in July 2011 after serving as resident economist for The Conference Board China Center from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Adams lived in China for five of the past ten years and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He holds a master degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a graduate of Harvard College.
Damien Ma is a Fellow at The Paulson Institute, focused on investment and policy programs and the Institute's research and think tank activities. Previously, he was a Lead China Analyst at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and advisory firm. He specialized in analyzing the intersection between Chinese policies and markets, with a particular focus on energy and commodities, industrial policy, U.S.-China trade, and social and internet policies. Mr. Ma writes regularly for the Atlantic Monthly online and publishes widely, including in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and Foreign Policy, as well as appearing in a range of broadcast media, such as the Charlie Rose Show, Bloomberg, and the PBS NewsHour. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764 generously provides support for the International Program Series hosted by Peters Township Public Library in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.