January 17, 2018 Lunch:
Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance, and Faculty Chair, China Programs, Kennedy School, Harvard University
What Does General Secretary Xi Jinping Dream About?
Anthony Saich is director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance, faculty chair of China programs, and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is also a guest professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Saich has also served as the Ford Foundation’s resident representative in Beijing and as the director of the Sinological Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has written six books, including Governance and Politics of China, and edited several more.
February 1, 2018 Dinner:
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov
Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States
Why the US Needs Azerbaijan as the Hub of the New Silk Road
Elin Suleymanov has been Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the US since October 2011. Before that, he was his country’s first consul general in Los Angeles. Suleymanov has also worked in the Foreign Relations Department of the office of Azerbaijan’s president, for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan, and for the Open Media Research Institute in Prague. He has graduate degrees from the University of Toledo and from Tuft’s Fletcher School.