David Gordon, an international affairs expert based in Washington, D.C., will deliver an exclusive address on the new leadership and future direction of China.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites media to cover “China: Where will the New Leadership Go?”  This forth installment in the Global Policy Forum series takes place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

New Chinese president Xi Jinping, recently confirmed by the National People’s Congress, will lead the world’s largest national military force and second largest economy for the next decade. How will the country’s new leadership tackle the several domestic and international challenges and opportunities — from economic growth to development assistance?

David Gordon, Eurasia Group’s head of research and director of global macro analysis, will deliver the keynote and answer questions on what the world can expect from China. Mr. Gordon spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes, including the role of policy planning director under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. A video recording of the event will be placed online in the near future. Media wishing to cover the forum as it occurs are asked to register in advance with CIGI Communications Specialist Kevin Dias, at 519-885-2444, ext. 7238 or [email protected].

Invitation-Only Event: China: Where will the New Leadership Go? 

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Rideau Club Lounge

99 Bank Street, 15th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

David F. Gordon is Eurasia Group’s head of research and director of global macro analysis. He is a member of the firm’s management committee, and is based in Washington, DC. Before joining Eurasia Group, David spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes. From June 2007 to January 2009, he served as the director of policy planning under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. David played a leading role in developing policy ideas on issues ranging from Afghanistan and Pakistan to US engagement in East Asia to the multilateral response to the international financial crisis. He also led the department’s strategic policy dialogues with more than 20 countries around the globe. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and undertook graduate studies in both political science and economics at the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD in 1981.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]

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