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Dean’s Tarnopol Lecture featuring Kurt Campbell

December 03, 2019

Tuesday, December 3 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM BJT
Perry World House

This event is for members of the Penn Community. Event starts at 4:30, doors open at 4:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve — an RSVP does not guarantee a seat in the main lecture room.

China-US Relations: A New Cold War?

Moderated by Geoff Garrett
Dean, The Wharton School

Kurt Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, and Founding Partner, The Asia Group, LLC 

Dr. Kurt M. Campbell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and capital management group specializing in the dynamic Asia Pacific region. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security, as a non-resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, as Vice Chairman of the East-West Center in Hawaii and as an external Director on the Lixil Board. He was also appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute for 2018-19. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where he is widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia.” For advancing a comprehensive U.S. strategy that took him to every corner of the Asia-Pacific region, Secretary Hillary Clinton awarded him the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013) — the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. Campbell was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s list of honors in 2014 as an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia and as an Honorary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work in support of American relations with Australia and New Zealand respectively. He also received top national honors from Korea and Taiwan. Campbell is a contributor to the Financial Times of London and the author or editor of ten books, most recently The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia (Twelve Books, 2016).