What Can Global Investors and SWFs Expect From the U.S. For the Remainder of 2020

Posted on 06/01/2020


Date: June 10 at 9:00 a.m. ET

In a year that was already predicted to involve one of the most contentious U.S. Presidential Elections in recent memory, the first half of 2020 has proven nothing short of historic. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, China is asserting its control over Hong Kong and the U.S. has little choice but to respond. With the U.S. Presidential Election only a few months away, will there be an interplay between a “tough on China” stance and President Trump’s reelection bid? How could such a stance play out in Washington and Beijing and how will that affect the broader populations of the U.S., China, and other relevant players in South and Southeast Asia? May this all be different if Vice President Biden takes the day in November? And what is the likelihood of that happening?

Please join distinguished members of Akin Gump’s public law and policy practice—each with significant experience at the highest levels of the U.S. government and with differing perspectives from both sides of the aisle—to discuss these recent events, their thoughts on U.S.-China relations, broader consequences for U.S. foreign policy and the global economy, and the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election.

Moderated by:

Prakash Mehta, Akin Gump Partner

Leads the firm’s global investment management practice and has more than 25 years of experience involving the full range of alternative investments.

Akin Gump Speaker Panelists:

Hon. Joe S. Donnelly, Akin Gump Partner, Former U.S. Senator (D-Indiana)

Served on Capitol Hill for 12 years, including one term as U.S. Senator and three terms as a U.S. Representative. Served on a number of committees, including the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, where he was the Ranking Member of the National Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee.

Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Akin Gump Senior Advisor, Former U.S. Representative (R-Florida)

Served for almost three decades as a member of Congress and was the Chairwoman emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Clete R. Willems, Akin Gump Partner, former White House International Economics Advisor

Served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economics, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and part of the National Security Council. In this role, he served as a key negotiator with foreign governments and bodies, including China, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan and members of the G-7, G-20 and APEC.

Access details provided upon registration. Please note that this event is closed to media.

Registration: events(a)swfinstitute.org.

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