Sustaining Rapid Growth: Policy Challenges for China – May 1

Greetings from the Wisconsin China Initiative! We would like to invite you to the seminar celebrating the inauguration of the Wisconsin China Initiative, designed to create partnerships between educational, governmental, and corporate institutions in China and Wisconsin, to promote global competence, and to advance internationalization with respect to China, on May 1st at 4:30 p.m., Director’s Room, Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue.

The evening will include a presentation by Nicholas Lardy on “Sustaining Rapid Growth: Policy Challenges for China,” followed by discussion facilitated by John Ohnesorge. Nicholas R. Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading expert on Asia, especially the Chinese economy. Mr. Lardy has written numerous articles and books on the Chinese economy. His most recent book is China: The Balance Sheet (Public Affairs, 2006) to which he contributed chapters on China’s domestic economy and China in the world economy. John Ohnesorge is a UW Law School professor specializing in Business Organizations, Administrative Law, Chinese Law, and Law and Modernization; he also serves as Assistant Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center.

The audience for this presentation and discussion will include the Wisconsin China Initiative Leadership Board members, faculty and staff involved in the initiative, and local business leaders. After the seminar please join us for a reception in the Capital Conference Room (Grainger Hall) from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

If you can join us please RSVP by April 28th.

Gilles Bousquet
Dean of International Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison