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AGM with Jim Levinsohn and Stephen Roach from Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Hong Kong

Tuesday, Dec 11 2012 at 11:30 pm - Wednesday, Dec 12 2012 at 3:00 am EST

Date: Tuesday 11-Dec-2012 Time: 18:30 - 22:00 Venue: American Town Club, 49/F, No. 2 Exchange Square The 49th & Terrace Cost: HK$500.00 (Member) HK$600.00 (Associate) HK$600.00 (Guest) Sign-up Deadline: Saturday 01-Dec-2012 Payment Deadline: Tuesday 04-Dec-2012 RSVP: Jesse Friedlander email to Please join our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to review the club's achievements over the past year and elect the 2013 Board Members. This is a wonderful time to learn about the club, show your support and express your ideas for the new year. It is also a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. We are particularly honored this year to have as guest speakers Jim Levinsohn, Director of Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and Stephen Roach, a Senior Fellow at the Institute. Jim Levinsohn is the Charles Goodyear Professor of Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management, and the founding Director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale. His research interests include international economics, industrial organization, economic development, and applied econometrics. Most recently, his academic research has focused on the impact of HIV/AIDS on unemployment and school attendance in South Africa. Before joining the Yale faculty, he was a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan while also the Associate Dean at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy where he received a number of research grants and teaching awards. Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale's School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm's Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world. Mr. Roach's current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the "The Next China" and "The Lessons of Japan." His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances. Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street's most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the international media. Roach's opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His most recent book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley 2009), analyzes Asia's economic imbalances and the dangers of the region's dependence on Western consumers. It was named book of the year by CBN in 2010 — China's equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Founded with a transformational gift from John ('67) and Susan Jackson, the Jackson Institute is the new home of two degree programs— an undergraduate major in Global Affairs that accepted its first cohort of students from Yale College's Class of 2013 and a Master of Arts program in International Relations. The Global Affairs major is a selective stand-alone major for Yale College students interested in learning about and impacting the world around them. Students apply for the major in the Spring of their Sophomore year. The major has two tracks—international development (including the field of global health) and international security. Yale's International Relations Masters degree program has been around for a long time. This time-honored program is being redesigned and beginning with the cohort entering in 2013, it will become the Global Affairs Masters degree program. The new program aims to recruit a small and very select group of students from around the globe. Yale's new Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy is also part of the Jackson Institute. This Center sponsors a major conference each Spring and hosts Kissinger Senior Fellows. This year they welcomed the inaugural Kissinger Fellow, Ambassador Ryan Crocker who will be at Jackson teaching for this academic year. The Jackson Institute is proud to appoint several Jackson Senior Fellows every year. Jackson Senior Fellows teach courses and interact regularly with the Jackson students. They bring a fresh and on-the-ground perspective to their teaching, they assist our students with networking opportunities, and they inspire all of us to go out and make a difference.

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