Past Program

Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2006

China: The New Global Economic Engine?


China's explosive growth during the past decade is exercising a profound

impact on the world's economic order. Trade flows from China to the

United States and Europe, bilateral trade disputes, anxiety in the West

about outsourcing of jobs, pressures on currency valuations, fear of Chinese

overtures to western companies, and the growing global competition for

energy and raw materials all point to fundamental shifts taking place in the

global economic sphere. What are the impacts of this rising giant on the

Asian region, particularly Japan, India, and the "tigers" of Southeast Asia?

How are the United States and the European Union reacting and adapting

to China's outward projection of its economic prowess? This session will

analyze challenges, risks, and opportunities as China emerges as a key

force in the world economy. It will also explore future scenarios for a new

world economic order, and evaluate practical choices confronting policy

makers in government and business in China, in the West, and elsewhere

in Asia.

The fee for this session is 3,000 EURO. The fee covers the cost of the program, accommodations, and meals.

Limited financial aid is available and is awarded based on need. Applicants who believe they qualify for assistance should explain their circumstances in a letter, which should be submitted with their application.