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Does the China Model Work? Technology, Commerce, and Geopolitics

On February 18th, Doug Silverman, Adri Guha, and Akhil Johri, joined the Kissinger Center for a discussion titled, “Does the China Model Work? Technology, Commerce, and Geopolitics.” Professor Hal Brands moderated a discussion in which the speakers analyzed the successes and limitations of technology and commerce around the world. The event was the second of the Kissinger Center’s spring America in the World Consortium series.


Douglas Silverman is the Managing Partner of Senator Investment Group. Mr. Silverman co-founded Senator Investment Group in 2008 to pursue event-driven, opportunistic investments in distressed debt, value and event equities, and special situations.  


Akhil Johri is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for United Technologies Corporation. Akhil was one of the key executives driving the strategic transformation of UTC from a conglomerate into three focused global leaders in aerospace & defense, elevator and HVAC & fire and security industries.  


Adri Guha is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Advanced Portfolio Management (APM), a New York City-based asset management firm serving institutions such as endowments, pension funds, banks, and insurance companies globally.