BCCT Webinar #43 - USA-China Relations in the Biden Administration
|This event occurs in the past.|
|Date & Time:||26-Jan-2021 16:00|
|Member Cost:||THB 0.00|
|Non-member Cost:||THB 0.00|
26/1 - BCCT WEBINAR #43 - USA-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Eden Y Woon, President of Asian Institute of Technology and Former Advisor on China Policy for the US Department of Defence, will provide an analysis of what he thinks USA-China relations may be like with the arrival of the Biden Administration, while putting this relationship in historical context.
Date: Tuesday 26th January 2021
Time: 4.00 - 4.45 pm presentation followed by Q&A
Cost: free of charge for BCCT members and non-members.
The Zoom webinar link will be sent to you direct one day in advance before the event date.
Speaker: Dr. Eden Y Woon, President of Asian Institute of Technology and former advisor on China policy for the US Department of Defence
Dr. Eden Woon has been President of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) since September 1, 2018. AIT is an international institution for graduate education in Bangkok, founded in 1959, promoting technological change and sustainable development in Asia. He also serves as Special Advisor to the education-charity Shaw Foundation in Hong Kong and was most recently the Vice Chairman Asia of the Berlin-headquartered environment engineering company Alba Group.
From 2010 until 2017, Dr. Woon was the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - HKUST has perennially been ranked as one of the top ten universities of Asia.
From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Woon was the Managing Director of Li & Fung Group's China Office and Managing Director of Toys ”R” Us China in Shanghai, and he has also been a Vice-President of Starbucks Coffee Company in China. In 1997-2006, Dr. Woon was the CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Woon served in the US Air Force until 1993 when he retired as a Colonel. He once served as China policy advisor to the US Secretary of Defense. Before that, Dr. Woon taught Mathematics at the US Air Force Academy for six years, becoming an Associate Professor.
Dr. Woon received his BA degree from the University of Iowa and his MA, MS, and PhD degrees, all in Mathematics, from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also a graduate of the National War College in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.