U.S.-China Smart Power Commission Report Rollout
In the summer of 2008, CSIS president and CEO John J. Hamre asked William Cohen and Maurice (Hank) Greenberg, to chair the U.S.-China Smart Power Commission, designed to apply the successful framework developed by the CSIS Commission on Smart Power to the U.S.-China relationship. The bi-partisan Commission includes national leaders from the government, private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and academia.
The Commission released a concrete set of policy recommendations for both the Obama administration and the 111th Congress on how the United States can work with China to bring to bear their respective soft power to promote the global public good, while simultaneously ensuring the protection of U.S. interests. The Commission has been directed by Carola McGiffert, a Senior Fellow at CSIS.
CEO, CV Starr & Company William Cohen
Former Secretary of Defense
Commissioners in Attendance:
Charles Freeman, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Representative Rick Larsen (D - WA)
Dr. Edward Tsang Lu, Google Inc
Rollout Event Chaired by Dr. John J. Hamre, Presdent & CEO, CSIS