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The uncertain future of U.S.-China trade: A view from the States
This live China Corner Office podcast will take a deep dive into the U.S. Heartland and specifically focus on Indiana, and an important Indiana-based company in a highly strategic industry, Rare Earth Materials.
U.S. states are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to US trade policy. What distinguishes state-level policies from the national narrative? How can states continue attracting investment when there is increasing tension at the national level? To understand these topics, this CEO Webinar will specifically focus on Indiana, and an important Indiana-based company in a highly strategic industry, Rare Earth Materials. If you are interested in these topics, then join Christopher Marquis, Cornell professor and host of the China Corner Office Podcast, for a live Webinar recording featuring guests, Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), Colin Renk America China Society of Indiana and Mitchell Spencer founder of Indiana-based Polaris Rare Earth Materials. On April 29, they will sit down to discuss these topics and more.
Executive Director at America China Society of Indiana, a non-profit organization focused on promoting economic development, trade, and investment opportunities between Indiana and China.
Mitch Spencer is the President of Polaris Rare Earth Materials. Before joining Polaris, Mitch gained 25 years of varied industrial experience from General Motors and Magnequench International. His last assignment from Magnequench was to serve as the Engineering Project Manager for the design and construction of an NdFeB magnet manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China. After three years in Tianjin, the project was completed successfully, on-time and within budget. He also has extensive experience in powdered metal processing, industrial fire safety, and alloying and rapid quenching of rare earth alloys.
On July 26, 2018, Craig Allen began his tenure as the sixth President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China. Prior to joining USCBC, Craig had a long, distinguished career in US public service. His last government position was as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (December 2014–July 2018). Before that, Craig served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012).
Chris Marquis is the Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to joining Cambridge, he worked at Cornell and for 10 years at Harvard Business School and has held visiting professorships at Harvard Kennedy School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Marquis’ current teaching and research examines how the interaction between corporations, governments and civil society lead to socially and environmentally beneficial outcomes, with a particular focus on China. In the fall of 2022 will publish a new book titled Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise that examines the unique form of entrepreneurship and market development that has occurred in China over the last 40 years. He received a PhD in sociology and business administration from the University of Michigan.