January 19, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm

An installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China, on how the incoming Biden administration should balance its relationship with China. Open to the public.


Anja Manuel, Co-Founder and Partner, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC

Anja Manuel is a former diplomat, author, and advisor on emerging 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. She is 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 U.S. companies navigate international markets. Read more.


Alexandre Moore, Senior Events Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy

Alex Moore is the Senior Events Officer at the Pacific Council, where he researches and monitors shifts in foreign policy, oversees the logistical and operational elements of events, and recruits U.S. and foreign diplomats, military officials, and experts to meet with the Council. Read more.


On January 20, 2021, the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, will assume office. His administration will be met with a host of competing priorities on the homefront. Though when looking abroad, the top priority seems clear: China. President-elect Biden must balance engaging China with standing up for American economic and security interests. Joining us to discuss her recommendations for President-elect Biden as well as the tools available to him as he responds to a rising China will be former diplomat, author, and advisor on emerging markets, Ms. Anja Manuel.

The Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China aims to provide proactive and forward-looking solutions to some of the most complex local, regional, and global issues facing the United States and China today, through regular engagement in debates and discussions with the foremost experts in Chinese affairs. The Edgerton Series is made possible by generous support from the Edgerton Foundation. We thank Dr. Bradford and Ms. Louise Edgerton for their continued support of and dedication to the Pacific Council.

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