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Evan Feigenbaum, The Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago
Melanie Hart, American Progress
Chris Johnson, CSIS
Paul Triolo, Eurasia Group
Evan Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of The Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, an independent center established by former US Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Hank Paulson. He leads the institute’s political economy and investment-related programs, including the Institute’s think tank, which focuses principally on the Chinese economy with an emphasis on market-based structural reforms. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director of China Policy at American Progress. She focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward China and works to identify new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, particularly on energy, climate change, and cross-border investment. Her research also covers China’s political system, market regulatory reforms, and how China’s domestic and foreign policy developments affect the United States.
Chris Johnson is a senior adviser and holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. An accomplished Asian affairs specialist, Mr. Johnson spent nearly two decades serving in the U.S. government’s intelligence and foreign affairs communities and has extensive experience analyzing and working in Asia on a diverse set of country-specific and transnational issues. Throughout his career, he has chronicled China’s dynamic political and economic transformation, the development of its robust military modernization program, and its resurgence as a regional and global power. He has frequently advised senior White House, cabinet, congressional, military, and foreign officials on the Chinese leadership and on Beijing’s foreign and security policies.
Paul Triolo is the Practice Head of Geo-Technology at the Eurasia Group. He leads the firm’s newest practice, focusing on global technology policy issues, cybersecurity, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/Big Data, ambient intelligence, and fintech/blockchain. He is building a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps clients understand and assess the risk generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment.