Speech by MPAA Chairman Dan Glickman on "What About China? The High-Stakes Race to Shape the Next World Order"

December 9, 2008 • 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America;  Former Secretary of Agriculture




 "What About China? The High-Stakes Race to Shape the Next World Order"


Chaired by Steven Schrage
Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies


MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman addressed the fresh opportunity a new Administration presents to open the next chapter in the U.S.-China relationship, one of mutual benefit to our two nations and the broader global information economy. Glickman will specifically address trade issues as well as the increasingly shared stake in shoring up the intellectual property underpinnings of the modern global information economy. As a former Cabinet member in the Clinton Administration who supported China's accession to the World Trade Organization, Glickman will shares his perspective on the future of one of the most important diplomatic relationships of our nation in the 21st century.

Dan Glickman is Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries. Prior to joining the MPAA, Mr. Glickman was the Director of the Institute of Politics located at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Glickman served as the Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Under his leadership, the Department administered numerous farm and conservation programs; modernized food safety regulations; forged international trade agreements to expand U.S. markets; and improved its commitment to fairness and equality in civil rights, both in the treatment of its employees and in the execution of its programs.

Steven Schrage holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS. His government experience spans senior positions with the State Department, the White House's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), G-8, major presidential campaigns, Congress's lead committees on foreign relations and international trade, and senior members of the congressional leadership. Prior to returning to government service in 2000, he was a top doctoral student at Harvard Business School and his private sector experience includes work as a business and trade attorney at several international law firms. He most recently was foreign policy and trade director for the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

This is part of the Speaker Series focusing on U.S.-China relations. The CSIS China Series will provide a platform for senior opinion leaders to discuss and debate issues related to a rising China and implications for the United States. The China Series will reinforce and inform the work of a new high-level CSIS Commission on U.S.-China Relations, co-chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Hank Greenberg of C.V. Starr & Company. The goal of the Commission is to help shape a more constructive and effective American approach to the U.S.-China relationship.