There are important changes shaping US-China relations, many of which have to do with China's evolving role on the world stage over the past 40 years. China has created one of the most amazing turnarounds in history.

Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum gathered recently in San Francisco for the 30th APEC summit, where the spotlight was on a rare meeting between the US and Chinese presidents. This meeting gave the world a strong sense of just how much the world's two largest economies will need to collaborate in the decade to come. Is leadership in the global economy at its prime?

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to welcome Doug Guthrie, a 30-year veteran of China with rich experience in analyzing, writing and speaking about China. During the talk, he will combine analysis of China with what leadership means in the world today.

Presentation topics:

· What does leadership mean for China and for the world?

· Is there a place for a US-China-based G2?

· What were the deliverables of the APEC leaders meeting?

· Outside of the impact of the US-China relationship, what can the world expect in 2024 and beyond?


  • Doug Guthrie (Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director at China Initiatives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management)

    Doug Guthrie

    Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director at China Initiatives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management

    Dr. Doug Guthrie is a visionary leader who engages business executives, policy makers, government officials, and academic leaders to make sense of their roles in the world and how they can leverage their knowledge and authority to find solutions to the key problems they face today. Dr. Guthrie's experience with leadership development, China history and politics, geopolitics, and international trade gives him a unique perspective to analyze the current environment for global businesses needing to respond to and recover from transformational moments to capitalize on this critical moment in our time.

    In addition to past books on China’s political-economic development in the reform era, he is currently working on books on capitalism in China (co-authored with a China-based team), hispersonal journey as a China and leadership scholar, and finding everyday leadership in unexpected places.

    Currently, Dr. Guthrieis Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director of China Initiatives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also an executive coach for business and government leaders. Dr. Guthrie is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, and he was recently recognized as “One of the Top Five Best Life Coaches to Follow in 2023.” Founder and CEO of On Global Leadership, an international think tank and communications platform,OGL's knowledge of China is anchored by a mixture of political economic analysis combined with boots-on-the-ground experience. From 2014-2019, he was a Senior Director at Apple, based in China, where he taught and coached leadership development within Apple and advised Apple leadership on the changing risk dynamics of doing business in China today. Prior to his time at Apple, Dr. Guthrieserved as Dean of the School of Business and Vice President for University China Operations at the George Washington University and Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He did his undergraduate studies at University of Chicago in Chinese history, literature and language and earned a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He is frequently interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and other media.

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AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

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