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Making Sense of the Turmoil in Hong Kong

The USC U.S.-China Institute and the Asia Society Southern California present a talk with Robert Koepp, the Hong Kong Director of The Economist Corporate Network, about the implications of the latest developments in Hong Kong.

September 26, 2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm


The USC US-China Institute and the Asia Society Southern California are delighted to host an event with Robert Koepp about the turmoil in Hong Kong. Operating as a vital commercial gateway in Asia for nearly two centuries, Hong Kong suddenly has been wracked with political turmoil, presenting potentially far-reaching ramifications for China and the global economy. What is the best way to interpret the implications these recent events in Hong Kong have for the city and beyond? Join us to consider the facts and possibilities with the latest developments in this crucial hub city for Asia and the world. Moderated by Clayton Dube, the Executive Director of the USC U.S.-China Institute.

Robert Koepp serves as director and the chief economist at the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, The Economist. An active writer, speaker, and commentator, Koepp has authored two full-length books, Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism and Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen. He has written about numerous topics, including on disruptive technologies, digital economics, Big Data, China’s sports industry, the Belt-Road Initiative, and the Network’s annual Asia Business Outlook Survey.

6:00 p.m. - Registration & Reception
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - Program

Check in at the lobby security desk. Program is on the 8th floor. 

Flat rate $8 at Westlawn Garage, 544 S Flower Street.

Tickets (Purchase here)

  • General Admission: $25
  • USCI affiliates: $15 (Use promo code USCI10)
  • USC students: free (Email with your name and USC ID number. Must present USC student ID at the event for free admission.)

This event is co-sponsored by Asia Society Southern California.

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