The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa
Los Angeles hosts the 21st Committee of 100 Annual “Common Ground” Conference from April 19 to 21 to survey trending issues in U.S.-China relations and among Chinese Americans.
How will the outcome of the 2012 U.S. election and China’s Party Congress affect the Sino-American relationship? What challenges and choices lie ahead for U.S.-China bilateral investments? How are social investors in the U.S. and China transforming both countries? What are the new frontiers in the global film industry?
April 19 is the Gala Dinner, followed by a one-day conference and closing reception on April 20, and a Leadership Development Forum for young professionals on April 21. Visit the conference website for details.
Confirmed keynoters are U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and medical philanthropist Michael Milken. Secretary Bryson will address such timely topics as China’s trade practices, American jobs and the new Interagency Trade Enforcement Center He is one of several current and former government leaders speaking at the conference, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Senator Bob Bennett (UT-R), who have been leaders in forging partnerships between American and Chinese companies.
Milken is the Gala Dinner keynote speaker, a philanthropist with a long career as an innovative financier and chair of the Milken Institute. The Institute is an economic policy think tank and sponsors the annual Global Conference in Los Angeles. Milken, named by Fortune Magazine as “the man who changed medicine,” has targeted thirty years of medical philanthropy to cancer and epilepsy research.
The Gala Awards Dinner will honor the contributions of UCLA and the University of Southern California (USC) for their roles in Advancement of U.S.-China Relations and Charles Munger, Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway, for Philanthropy.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and USC President C.L. Max Nikias will represent their institutions, which have devoted extensive resources for academic programs to enhance U.S.-China relations, including UCLA’s Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S./China Relations and Communications and USC’s U.S.-China Institute.
Investor and philanthropist Charles Munger was a member of the 2010 American billionaires philanthropic team to China with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, working to win over China’s wealthiest to the importance of charity.
The three-day event has been planned by Committee of 100 Chairman Dominic Ng and conference co-chairs Ming Hsieh, Michelle Kwan, Stewart Kwoh, Walter Wang, and William Wang. A closing reception at the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library in San Marino will be an opportunity for conference speakers and attendees alike to enjoy this cultural landmark and continue the conversation.
The Milken Institute