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Anja Manuel on "This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm on-stage conversation; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

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Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Anja Manuel, Co-Founder and Partner, RiceHadleyGates LLC Strategy Consulting; Lecturer, Stanford University; former Official Responsible for South Asia Policy, U.S. Department of State (2005-2007); Author, in conversation with Partha Mohanram, Director, India Innovation Institute and CPA Ontario Professor of Financial Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States" (Simon & Schuster, 2016; an updated paperback edition with a new preface by the author was published on Mar. 21, 2017)
Venue: Career Centre Lounge (Second Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $23.00 plus HST per person (includes 1 signed paperback copy of "This Brave New World", 1 seat for the conversation)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: By turns alarming and encouraging…Manuel delineates with clarity [why] the US must attend closely to…harmonious future relations with China and India” (Kirkus Reviews) and why our obsession with China (as once with Japan) is short-sighted. In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world’s indispensable powers—whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights, and business standards. From her front row view of this colossal shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts the reader on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing. Her encounters with political and business leaders reveal how each country’s history and politics influences their conduct today. Through vibrant stories, she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges—from the crushing poverty of Indian slum dwellers and Chinese factory workers, to outrageous corruption scandals, rotting rivers, unbreathable air, and managing their citizens’ discontent. “Incisive…lively and accessible…Manual shows us that an optimistic path is possible: we can bring China and India along as partners“ (San Francisco Chronicle). We wring our hands about China, Manuel writes, while we underestimate India, which will be the most important country outside the West to shape China’s rise. Manuel shows us that a different path is possible—we can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and thus extend our own leadership in the world. This Brave New World offers “a thoughtful analysis…and a strategy for keeping it from turning violent” (The Wall Street Journal).

BIOGRAPHY: Anja Manuel is cofounder and partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm. She served as an official at the U.S. Department of State from 2005-2007, responsible for South Asia policy. She has traveled extensively across China and India, and with her business clients, regularly experiences tough government negotiators and managing unruly subsidiaries in cities from Beijing to Bangalore. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, Manuel now lectures at Stanford. When she is not on a plane, she lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young children.

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