“Is America the Titanic sailing in the icy waters of the new global economy? What lessons can we learn both from Confucian wisdom and current Chinese problems?” These are the challenges Professor Ann Lee of New York University will raise in her talk “China’s Best Practices” on Thursday, January 31st, at 10 a.m. at the Darien Community Association. Her address will be the last morning lecture in the series “Making the World Go Round... Global Economics”.
Born in Hong Kong to parents who had escaped the turmoil of the early People’s Republic, Professor Lee was educated at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton and Harvard Business School. After working for two investment banks she became a hedge fund partner and a trader in credit derivatives.
Disillusioned by the corruption and greed she saw on Wall Street in 2006, Professor Lee left for academia-- targeting public policy reform. “I was disconcerted by the irregular deals-- Wall Street was making billions overseas on deals secured by nothing more than baseball trading cards.”
Since 2006, Professor Lee has been a visiting professor at Peking University, an economic advisor to Chinese officials and asset management firms, a professor of macroeconomics and global affairs at Pace and New York University, and a Senior Fellow at DEMOS-- a Manhattan based, multi-issue think tank created in 2000 to promote public debate, policy reform and to catalyze political change.
Professor Ann Lee’s commentary has been heard on Bloomberg, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and NPR. Articles have appeared in a myriad of major publications. She is the host of a new TV show Channel C, a groundbreaking three-minute weekly show aired on Direct TV by Counterpoint Media LLC, a Wall Street Multimedia, Inc. production. Her most recent book What the U.S. Can Learn from China will be available for signing.
Tickets to hear this provocative speaker will be available at the door of the DCA Meadowlands, 274 Middlesex Road in Darien. For more information call the DCA at 203-655-9050.