ANNOUNCING: Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2017 Speaker Lineup

Update: Due to scheduling changes, the Summit Keynote Speaker this year was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, not U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

The Committee of 100 (C100) is excited to announce the distinguished list of speakers for the C100 Annual Conference 2017, to be held May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. Of particular note is the Summit Keynote Speaker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Please see our comprehensive of speakers for the three days of activities:

C100 Awards Gala Dinner (May 18)

C100 Summit (May 19)

C100 Town Hall Meeting (May 20)

Thursday, May 18, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – C100 Awards Gala Dinner

The C100 Awards Dinner Gala will honor those who have advanced U.S.-China relations and advocated on behalf of Chinese Americans.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Atrium), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Media check-in/set-up at 6 p.m. (Main Entrance)

Speakers will include (in order of appearance):

Betty Liu C100 memberBETTY LIU (Master of Ceremonies)
Bloomberg TV Editor-at-Large
Committee of 100 member

Betty Liu is editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television and the host of “In the Loop with Betty Liu,” a weekday program providing the fastest and most comprehensive coverage of the headlines and major events set to shape the business day ahead. She also hosts “In the Loop, At the Half” on Bloomberg Radio, airing weekdays at noon. Before joining Bloomberg Television, Liu served as an anchor for CNBC Asia based in Hong Kong.

Ed RoyceU.S. REPRESENTATIVE ED ROYCE
California’s 39th Congressional District

Congressman Ed Royce serves California’s 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties. For the 114th Congress, Royce was selected to be Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he has held that position since January 2013. Royce’s priorities in Congress are: addressing our national debt, protecting our homeland, eliminating pork-barrel spending, fighting crime and supporting victims of crime, strengthening education for all students, spurring job creation and strengthening Social Security and Medicare.

Judy Chu

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JUDY CHU
California’s 27th Congressional District 

Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California. In 2011, Chu was elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, which advocates for the needs and concerns of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community across the nation.

CUI TIANKAIAMBASSADOR CUI TIANKAI (HONOREE)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America

Cui Tiankai is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America. His areas of responsibilities include North America and Oceania and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan-related foreign affairs. He served as Vice Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2013, and prior to that, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Japan. Cui holds a Master of Public Administration from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, as well as postgraduate degrees from Shanghai Normal University and Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages. He is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

Ambassador Cui’s contributions to the U.S.-China relationship since he assumed the role in 2013 are immense, and we seek to honor his many accomplishments.

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei ABIGAIL WASHBURN & WU FEI
Musicians

Together as an entirely unique banjo-guzheng duo and bonded by their bi-cultural sisterhood, Grammy Award-winning artist Abigail Washburn and zither master Wu Fei sing and perform original compositions inspired by weaving together Appalachian and Chinese folk songs.  To support the mission behind their music, Washburn and Wu created a non-profit called The Ripple Effect, 连心乐, which aims to connect, bridge and expand hearts and minds through the universal language of music.

Friday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. – C10Full-Day Summit
Full-day summit on topics ranging from “Geopolitics in the Trump-Xi Era,” to “U.S.-China Trade and Economic Outlooks,” “The Role of Media in U.S.-China Relations,” “U.S.-China Soft Power Dynamics” and more. The results of The C100’s 2017 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Opinion Survey, conducted in collaboration with the Brunswick Insights Group, will also be released.  

Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
Media registration/set-up at 8 a.m. (Capitol Foyer)

Speakers (in order of appearance):

Charlie Woo - 20160823CHARLIE WOO
CEO, Megatoys
Committee of 100 member

Charlie Woo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Megatoys, an international toy manufacturing company headquartered in Los Angeles. Woo is the founder of the Los Angeles Toy District and is credited with turning the once blighted industrial area in Downtown Los Angeles into a thriving international trade business district.

Woo is the Chair of the Los Angeles Workforce Development Board, as an appointee of five consecutive mayors. He also serves as Chair of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE). He is a former member of the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affairs, and a former Chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Woo’s business achievements and his contribution to the regional economy have often been featured in various articles in Fortune, The Economist, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, among others.

cheng li imageCHENG LI
Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Committee of 100 member

Dr. Cheng Li is the author/editor of numerous books, including China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation (2010), The Road to Zhongnanhai: High-Level Leadership Groups on the Eve of the 18th Party Congress (2012, in Chinese), China’s Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives (2014), Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership (2016), and The Power of Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China (forthcoming). He is the Principal Editor of the Thornton Center Chinese Thinkers Series published by the Brookings Institution Press. Dr. Li is also a Director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Deborah LehrDEBORAH M. LEHR
CEO, Basilinna
Senior Fellow, Paulson Institute

Deborah M. Lehr is CEO of Basilinna, a strategic consulting firm working with companies and institutions to expand their presence in China, the Middle East, and the U.S. She also helped establish the Paulson Institute, chaired by Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, serving as a Vice Chairman and now Senior Fellow. In addition, Lehr is the founder of the Antiquities Coalition, leading a diverse team of experts in the fight against the looting and trafficking of cultural heritage by organized crime and terrorists.

Previously, Lehr served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch, and was a Senior Managing Director at the New York Stock Exchange. Lehr also served in the U.S. Government where she was Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China, a Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, and involved in export control and trade policy issues at the Department of Commerce.

J. Stapleton Stape RoyAMBASSADOR J. STAPLETON ROY
Former U.S. Ambassador and Diplomat
Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service immediately after graduating from Princeton in 1956, retiring 45 years later with the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the service. In 1978 he participated in the secret negotiations that led to the establishment of U.S.-P.R.C. diplomatic relations. During a career focused on East Asia and the Soviet Union, Roy’s ambassadorial assignments included Singapore, China, and Indonesia.

On retirement he joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm, before joining the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in September 2008 to head the newly created Kissinger Institute. In 2001, he received Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Public Service.

Dennis WilderDENNIS WILDER
Professor, Georgetown University’s Asian Studies Program
Senior Fellow, Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues

Dennis Wilder is the former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (2005-2009). He is currently a Professor of Practice in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow at the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.

Wilder served during the Obama Administration as the Senior Reviewer of the PDB. From 1995 until 2005, he served as the Chief, China analysis at the CIA. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution.

Dali YangDALI YANG    
Professor, University of Chicago
Committee of 100 member

Dr. Dali L. Yang is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and founding Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Dr. Yang’s research is focused on the politics of China’s development and he has written a number of remarkable books, including Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China and Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society and Institutional Change since the Great Leap Famine. Dr. Yang is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and of the China Committee of the City of Chicago Sister Cities Committee. He has also been a consultant to industry, government agencies, and the World Bank.

Rick NiuRICK NIU
President and CEO, Starr Strategic Holdings, LLC

Rick Niu oversees all aspects of Starr’s global capability that meets the investment, wealth management, insurance, and other strategic needs of emerging-market investors doing business in the U.S. and around the world, as well as companies and local governments in developed and developing countries seeking international investments that support commercial growth, capital optimization, and job creation. Additionally, he serves as Chairman, Board of Supervisors at Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Co., Ltd.

Prior to Starr, Niu held various senior leadership and management positions in North America, Europe, and Asia with ING Group, American International Group, and China International Trust & Investment Corporation.

David DollarDAVID DOLLAR
Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center
Former China Director, World Bank

David Dollar is a Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. From 2009 to 2013, Dollar was the U.S. Treasury’s Economic and Financial Emissary to China, based in Beijing, facilitating the macroeconomic and financial policy dialogue between the U.S. and China.

Prior to joining Treasury, Dollar worked 20 years for the World Bank, serving as Country Director for China and Mongolia, based in Beijing (2004-2009). His other World Bank assignments focused on Asian economies, including South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India.

Dan RosenDANIEL H. ROSEN
Partner, Rhodium Group

Daniel H. Rosen is a founding partner of Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s work on China. Rosen has more than two decades of experience analyzing China’s economy, corporate sector, and U.S.-China economic and commercial relations. He is affiliated with a number of American think tanks focused on international economics, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. From 2000-2001, Rosen was Senior Adviser for International Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council and National Security Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and board member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

debra wong yangDEBRA WONG YANG                                                                        
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Debra Wong Yang is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. In 2002, Yang was appointed as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California by President George W. Bush, becoming the first Asian-American woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney. Yang also served on President Bush’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, served on the Ninth Circuit Jury Reform Committee, was a California state judge, and served as an Assistant United States Attorney. Yang previously served as President of The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles and was a founding member and officer of the first Asian American Bar Association in Chicago. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association selected her as the 2003 recipient of the Trailblazers award and in 2007, the Women’s Leadership Award.

ben carsonU.S. SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BEN CARSON
17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Dr. Ben Carson was sworn in on March 2, 2017, as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history.   In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head.  He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Dan SullivanU.S. SENATOR DAN SULLIVAN
Alaska 

Dan Sullivan was sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees vital to Alaska: the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Sullivan served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service. He is currently an infantry officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Ted LieuU.S. REPRESENTATIVE TED W. LIEU
California’s 33rd Congressional District 

In 2014, Ted W. Lieu was elected to California’s 33rd Congressional District, succeeding retiring 40-year incumbent Henry Waxman. In the 114th Congress, Lieu was elected President of the Democratic Freshman class by his colleagues. Today he serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is also an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus. In Congress, Lieu has established himself as a leader on protecting the environment, Social Security and Medicare, civil liberties, and veterans.

Congressman Lieu is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves.

aaaim-ginger-lewGINGER LEW                                                                          
Managing Director, Enduring Hydro

Ginger Lew is the Managing Director of Cube Hydro Partners, a $700 million fund that invests in renewable energy (hydropower) projects in the U.S. Lew is also a Senior Advisor to I Squared Capital, a $3 billion global infrastructure fund. Until October 2011, she served as Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council. Under the Clinton Administration, Lew was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration and was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

George KooGEORGE KOO
Regular Contributor, Asia Times
Committee of 100 member

For the last 30 years, George Koo has been an influential cross-border business advisor to high tech companies based in the U.S., China, Japan, and Taiwan. After his retirement from Deloitte in 2008, Koo became a special advisor to Deloitte’s Chinese Services Group and is a board member and advisor for numerous nonprofits. He served as a Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100 from 2002 to 2005.

Koo is a regular contributor to Asia Times online and writes on issues relating to Chinese Americans and U.S.-China relations.

David IgnatiusDAVID IGNATIUS
Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post

David Ignatius is the author of a twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics, and international affairs which has run since 2003. He is also a fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, where he has taught as an adjunct lecturer. Ignatius has held several editorial positions, including Executive Editor of the International Herald Tribune (2000-2003) and Assistant Managing Editor for business news at the Washington Post (1993-1999). His writing appears in publications such as Foreign Affairs, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and others.

Ignatius has written 10 novels, including Body of Lies, which was made into a Ridley Scott movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His tenth novel, The Quantum Spy, about the race between America and China to build a quantum computer, will be published in November 2017. He’s married and the father of three daughters.

Kaiser KuoKAISER KUO
Host and Co-Founder, The Sinica Podcast on SupChina

Kaiser Kuo is the Host and Co-Founder of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China and the and Editor-at-Large of SupChina.com. In 2016 he repatriated to the US after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked most recently as Director of International Communications for Baidu. He was previously a technology reporter in China, contributing to numerous publications. Kuo was guitarist and co-founder of the band Chunqiu (Spring & Autumn), and was a founder of China’s first heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty. Kuo is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an M.A. from the University of Arizona. In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.”

MEI YANYAN MEI                                                                   
Senior Partner and Head of China, Brunswick Group

After a distinguished career serving major international media companies for more than 20 years, Yan Mei joined Brunswick Group in 2013. As Senior Partner and Head of China, she oversees Brunswick’s China business and acts as a counselor to senior executives.

Yan advises major global corporations with a particular focus on public affairs, government engagement, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reputation management, as well as crisis and issues management.

Victor YuanVICTOR YUE YUAN
Chairman, Dataway Horizon

Dr. Victor Yue Yuan is the Chairman of Dataway Horizon. He holds a Ph.D. from Peking University, an MPA from Harvard, an LLM from Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and an LLB from Nanjing University. As a research specialist in various areas like international polls and public opinion, methods of policy analysis and social groups, he has published more than 40 works on economics, sociology, and law.

Dr. Yuan has conducted in-depth research on international issues such as global public sentiment and public opinion, “One Belt, One Road,” Sino-U.S. relations, Sino-Japanese relations, and international investment. He is among the Yale Global Scholars and visiting scholars of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Shirley YoungSHIRLEY YOUNG                                                                                        
President, Shirley Young Associates
Committee of 100 member

Shirley Young is a recognized expert in brand development and consumer motivations. She is currently President of Shirley Young Associates, LLC, a business advisory company and serves as Senior Advisor to General Motors, China. For over 10 years, she served as Corporate Vice President of General Motors Corp and led General Motors’ $2 billion investment in China’s auto industry. She has served as Director of the Bank of America, Bell Atlantic/Verizon Corporation, Dayton-Hudson/Target Corporation, and as Vice Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. Over the past 15 years, Shirley Young has been the Chair of Committee of 100’s US-China Cultural Institute, leading cultural exchange projects between US and China.

Robert DalyROBERT DALY                                                                               
Director, The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Robert Daly was named as the second director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing. Daly began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat, serving as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

John PomfretJOHN POMFRET
Author, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
Former Beijing Bureau Chief, the Washington Post

John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist and writer who has divided his time between the U.S., China, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East since the 1980s. He was one of the first American students to study in China following the Sino-American rapprochement and he has been a correspondent in China for the Associated Press and The Washington Post. He has won numerous journalism awards for his work in China and in Washington.

For the past five years, Pomfret has devoted himself to the first narrative history of America’s relationship with China from the 18th century until the present day. The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present was published in November 2016 to critical acclaim. Pomfret is also the author of the 2006 best-seller, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.

oscar tangOSCAR L. TANG                                                                                   
Philanthropist
Committee of 100 member

Oscar L. Tang is an active philanthropist committed to the transforming role that education and Chinese art and culture can play in enhancing the position of Chinese Americans. Tang serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Philharmonic, and the Dunhuang Foundation. He is a founding member and Governor of the Committee of 100. Tang is retired from Reich & Tang, an asset management firm which he co-founded and served as President and CEO for over 20 years.

Janet YangJANET YANG                                                                          
Hollywood Producer

Janet Yang is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. She has worked with some of the most formidable directors and actors in the world, including a long partnership with Oliver Stone. Yang began her career distributing Chinese films in North America by such acclaimed directors as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou. She was then brought to Hollywood in the 1980s to reintroduce American cinema to the Chinese marketplace, and she successfully brokered the first sale of Hollywood movies to China since 1949.

Charles BoustanyDR. CHARLES BOUSTANY
Partner, Capitol Counsel
Former Member of Congress, Louisiana

Dr. Charles Boustany is a partner in Capitol Counsel’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on health care, tax, and trade issues. During his 12 years in Congress, Dr. Boustany served on the influential House Ways and Means Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. As a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dr. Boustany established himself as an expert and leader on tax, trade, health care, and entitlement policy. Dr. Boustany was also a Co-Founder of the House Doctors Caucus, and a co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group.

From 2013-2017 Dr. Boustany represented Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district and from 2005-2013, he represented Louisiana’s 7th congressional district. Dr. Boustany practiced as a cardiovascular surgeon for more than 20 years before being elected to Congress in 2004.

Saturday, May 20, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – C100 Town Hall Meeting

C100 Town Hall meeting event with experts on important topics relating to the advancement of Chinese Americans living in the U.S. and related U.S.-China policy matters.

The C100’s White Paper, Prosecuting Chinese “Spies”: An Empirical Analysis of the Economic Espionage Act, also will be released, and selected C100 members will engage in a dialogue about current issues.

Location: National Press Club (Main Ballroom), 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045.

Speakers will include (in order of appearance):

Michelle LeeMICHELLE LEE
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Michelle Lee has spent most of her professional career advising some of the country’s most innovative companies on technical, legal, and business matters. She currently brings that expertise as she leads America’s innovation agency. As Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Lee is the Chief Executive of one of the largest intellectual property office in the world, with almost 13,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3.2 billion.

Frank Wu squareFRANK H. WU
Chairman, Committee of 100
Distinguished Professor, U.C. Hastings College of Law

Frank H. Wu is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law, the highest rank accorded a faculty member. He previously served as Chancellor and Dean at the school, receiving unanimous renewal to a second term after having been voted the most influential dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine. Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.

Nelson DongNELSON DONG
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Committee of 100 member

Nelson Dong is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, as well as the Chair of the National Security Law practice and co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific practice. He represents technology companies and has substantial experience in counseling technology companies in Asia and U.S. export control matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on a wide range of topics, including intellectual property law and academic entrepreneurship.

Sun, BrianBRIAN SUN
Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Los Angeles
Committee of 100 member

Brian Sun is a distinguished trial lawyer specializing in complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense as a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Jones Day. Sun was awarded the 2003 “Distinguished Service Award” by the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association for dedication to pro bono work and was also the recipient of the 2001 American Jewish Congress Award for pro bono work on behalf of Dr. Wen Ho Lee.

Kim_AndrewANDREW KIM
Of Counsel, Beck Redden

Andrew Chongseh Kim is an attorney at Beck Redden LLP and Visiting Scholar at South Texas College of Law Houston. Kim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago with triple majors in Economics, Physics, and Anthropology. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was honored as a Dean’s Scholar, and clerked at the Supreme Court of Connecticut. As a scholar, Kim applies sophisticated statistical techniques to the study of the American criminal justice system. His research has been peer reviewed and published in top 100 law reviews. Kim’s private practice work focuses on commercial litigation.

Robert Gee square photoROBERT W. GEE
President, Gee Strategies Group LLC
Committee of 100 member

Robert W. Gee is President and Founder of the Gee Strategies Group LLC, a consulting firm providing policy analysis, advocacy, and litigation support services for the energy, electric utility, and critical infrastructure industries based in Washington, D.C. He has a 30-year record of achievement as a seasoned Washington- and Texas-based senior public official, attorney, and executive.

Benjamin H. WuBENJAMIN H. WU
Maryland Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Committee of 100 member

An internationally recognized technology innovation expert at the intersection of policy and politics, Benjamin H. Wu has professional and management experience at the highest levels of federal and state government. A former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, Wu was the highest ranked Asian American official at the U.S. Department of Commerce in President Bush’s administration.

debra wong yangDEBRA WONG YANG
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Committee of 100 member

Debra Wong Yang is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. In 2002, Yang was appointed as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California by President George W. Bush, becoming the first Asian-American woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney. Yang also served on President Bush’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, served on the Ninth Circuit Jury Reform Committee, was a California state judge, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Yang, Linda Tsao squareAMBASSADOR LINDA TSAO YANG
Chair Emeritus, Asian Corporate Governance Association
Committee of 100 member

Linda Tsao Yang is a woman of firsts: she was named the first woman and Asian head of California’s Savings and Loan Department, was the first Asian and woman Vice-President of the board of administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, and was the first woman appointed as U.S. Ambassador and Executive Director to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank.

Michael LinMICHAEL C. LIN
Former National President & Executive Director, Organization of Chinese Americans
Committee of 100 member 

Dr. Michael C. Lin is a biomedical scientist with 35 years of experience at the National Institutes of Health. Over the years, his research was cited in his mentors’ Nobel Prize lectures. In 2006, he retired as a Program Director with the responsibilities of nurturing cutting-edge research in cardiovascular field. Dr. Lin has served actively in leadership positions of several nonprofit organizations nationally and locally over the years.

Henry TangHENRY S. TANG
Managing Partner, Carnegie Towers Strategic Investment Advisory
Committee of 100 member

Henry Tang is a seasoned 30-year investment banking veteran of Wall Street and Managing Partner of Carnegie Towers Strategic Investment Advisory. As a securities management executive, he has been engaged in global investment and banking activities for several of the largest Wall Street investment banks including Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, and Prudential. Tang helped found the Committee of 100, together with I. M. Pei and Yo-Yo Ma.

Sue Van squareSUE VAN
President and CEO, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Committee of 100 member

Sue Van is the President and CEO of The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. She has fiduciary responsibility for the vision, strategic plan and operations of the Foundation. Van is integrally involved in every aspect of its programs, from creation to implementation and establishing the criteria for success.

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