Fireside Chat with Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC)


  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary (focused on Asia and China) of the Department of Commerce and Former United States Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam



Giovanna Cinelli



More about our guest speakers:


Mr. Allen oversees USCBC, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of approximately 200 American companies that do business with China, such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, 3M, Alcoa, AIG, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, and Morgan Stanley. USCBC's mission is to expand the US-China commercial relationship to the benefit of its members and, more broadly, the US economy.


Ms. Cinelli, a former US Naval Intelligence Officer, member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group and a specialist in national security issues, is the leader of Morgan Lewis’ International Trade and National Security practice. She has testified in Congress on national security issues associated with CFIUS and foreign direct investment, and appeared on both CNN’s “Burden of Proof” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” as an expert in international technology transfer, arms exports, and related national security issues.


In addition to the topics mentioned above, they will discuss trending topics, including the current trade dispute, the economic and political changes in China under Xi Jinping, and the diplomatic relationship between China and the United States.  



  • Early Bird (until 4/15/2019): $15 per person
  • Regular (after 4/15/2019): $20 per person
  • Beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served


Dress code: Business casual


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This event is sponsored by the following organizations


Leading Sponsors:

Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance-DC (HAA-DC)

Harvard Law School Association of Washington, DC (HLSADC)


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