Joan A. Brzezinski, Executive Director, China Center, University of Minnesota

As the 2018 Bob and Kim Griffin Building US-China Bridges featured speaker, Ms. Haiyan Wang expertly delivered a thorough and candid portrait of the US-China relationship and the road ahead in her presentation, “China in the New Era: What Lies Ahead? Mega Shifts in China and Strategic Implications.” Her warm and engaging style allowed her to break down a complex topic for a diverse audience and hold them suspended for more than an hour. Haiyan’s presentation was one of the most important dialogues of this longstanding lecture series.