Join the World Affairs Councils of America on May 11 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET for our latest Cover to Cover author interview program, featuring Fred Bergsten.
Fred Bergsten's new book, The United States vs. China, is the first to analyze US-China rivalry from the perspective of global economic leadership. Unlike other commentators, Bergsten sees reasons to be optimistic about future U.S.-China economic relations. Despite the mounting tensions in US-China competition, and the potentially disastrous consequences of hostile confrontation, he identifies ways in which both countries can lead, rather than destroy, the world economy. Drawing on more than 50 years of active participation as a policymaker and close observation as a scholar, Bergsten calls on China to exercise constructive global leadership and on the United States to reject a policy of containment, in order to avoid a new Cold War.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fred Bergsten is Nonresident Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, of which he was Founding Director from its creation in 1981 through to 2012. He was economic deputy to Dr. Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council, Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs, Chairman of APEC’s Eminent Persons Group and of the Competitiveness Policy Council chartered by the US Congress, and a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for 10 years. Bergsten was the most widely quoted think-tank economist in the world and was called "one of the ten people who can change your life" by USA Today.