Joshua Cooper Ramo:

Why We Care About China


Thursday, June 3, 2021
3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT

This is a virtual event.
Advance registration is required.

Event Overview

One of the biggest concerns for our economy—for our global society—is something political leaders from both sides of the aisle agree on. And that’s China. If it isn’t on your radar, it should be. And we got the leading authority on it: Joshua Cooper Ramo.

It’s likely you’ve never heard of him, and if you search him online you aren’t going to find much. So are you wondering why we invited him to this one-on-one conversation? Because Joshua Cooper Ramo has been immersed in China for decades. Mandarin-speaking, he has been called “one of China’s leading foreign-born scholars.” He was the youngest foreign editor of Time Magazine and when he left journalism, he moved to China, intrigued by the dynamics of its rapid growth. Ramo then paired up with Henry Kissinger to become the CEO and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates. And now he’s advising global corporations on how to navigate the world, especially China. Still unsure of his credentials? He’s so well-known in his “circles” that he’s also on the board of directors of FedEx and Starbucks.

Barry saw him give a presentation in 2012 about China and refers to is as “one of the greatest keynotes about China he’s ever seen,” noting that it changed the way Barry sees the country, their economy and their approach to the world. Then Ramo followed it up with one of the greatest books Barry has ever read: The Seventh Sense. If you’ve talked books with Barry, this one has come up.

Join us on June 3—and invite others!—to not just hear from Joshua Cooper Ramo on China but also the interconnectedness of our global society and how it plays out in social media, portable currency, geopolitics and even the future of pandemics. Ramo is the expert on this, and you won’t want to miss this discussion!

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About Joshua Cooper Ramo

Joshua Cooper Ramo is Chairman and CEO of Sornay, a privately-held advisory and principal investment firm. Ramo has served as lead China advisor on more than $200 billion of completed China transactions and led investments alongside China’s most significant commercial and financial players. Previously, he was CEO and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates for 15 years and before that Foreign Editor and Senior Editor of TIME Magazine. He serves as a director of Starbucks and FedEx corporations.

Mr. Ramo is the author of two New York Times Best Selling books which have been translated into more than 20 languages, The Age of the Unthinkable and The Seventh Sense. His writing on technology, globalization and politics has been featured in TIME, FORTUNE, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times among other places. His extensive television resume includes stints as analyst for NBC during the Olympics in Pyeongchang (2018) and Beijing (2008), for which he shared an Emmy and Peabody award. He has appeared frequently on other shows and networks, such as Meet the Press, CNN, CNBC, Charlie Rose.

Mr. Ramo has been a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Asia21 project, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow, and a founder of the US-China Young Leaders Forum.

Prior to entering the advisory business, Mr. Ramo was the youngest Foreign Editor and Senior Editor in the history of TIME Magazine, where he wrote 15 cover stories and won numerous awards. His first book, No Visible Horizon, chronicled his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot.


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