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Public Lecture Series featuring Laurence Brahm

Laurence Brahm, author of Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World will speak about his experiences traveling through Asia – specifically Bhutan, Tibet and China – and Africa working to bring economic prosperity to communities in those regions.

Laurence will weave in his experience as a world-class economist, working with the Chinese government to create a national green growth policy, and crafting trade agreements between major western corporations and the Chinese government in the 1990s.

During the 1990s Brahm served as a policy strategist to China’s government. An insider in China’s halls of power, Brahm advised on reform and worked alongside Zhu Rongji, the charismatic and reformist premier. Brahm was a central figure in Asian countries undergoing the transformation from socialism to market, advising the central banks of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and the prime minister’s office of Mongolia. He presented them an alternative to the approach used by the World Bank and IMF. The results speak for themselves.

Brahm later became a celebrity investment advisor negotiating entry into China for many multinational corporations. He cut the very first China deals for Kodak, Exxon Mobil, Bayer, Ericsson, Benckiser, Roche, Chubb Insurance and Swiss Re-Insurance, to name a few.

After mediating the largest historic US-China technology transfer dispute in 1992, Brahm became known as a mediator, leading to a number of independent diplomacy missions including discussions between Beijing officials and the Dalai Lama, opening the Beijing-Taipei direct air route and liaising with Maoist rebels during the Nepalese peace process.

He currently divides his time between Beijing, helping to draft China’s first comprehensive green growth national policy, and Dar Es Salaam as chairman of the African Consensus Forum. He is married with two children.

He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestseller Zhu Rongji: The Transformation of Modern China (Wiley, 2001) and The Anti-Globalization Breakfast Club (2009).

Date: March 23rd, 2015

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are allotted on first-come, first-served basis.

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