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New Deals Summit

America’s Role in the World and the Future of Trade, Seattle, WA (scheduled, closed briefing).  May 29, 2018.

Ben is the author of the forthcoming book “Blaming China: It Might Feel Good but It Won’t Fix America’s Economy”, coming out in September 2018. In addition, Ben is a columnist for Forbes, where he writes about healthcare & aging in Southeast Asia. Previous to Forbes, for more than six years, Mr. Shobert wrote a column for the Asia Times on U.S.-China trade and economic policy with a particular focus on how relations between the two countries were impacted after the 2008 financial crisis. His works have been featured at CNBC, China Business Review, Forbes China, and Harvard Asia Quarterly. Mr. Shobert is also a contributor to the new book, The Global Obama, where he wrote on how Chinese viewed President Obama and his policies towards China.

Mr. Shobert serves on the advisory boards of the Indiana University’s Research Center on Chinese Politics and Business and the IAHSA-China (The Global Aging Network). He is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.