Ian Bremmer's talk with Susan Shirk covered many issues... 

about half way through the talk I began to note some names mentioned:


Susan Shirk
Susan L. Shirk is an expert on Chinese politics and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration. She was in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (People's Republic of China,TaiwanHong Kong and Mongolia). She is currently a professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is also a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she assists clients with issues related to East Asia. She is married to Samuel L. Popkin, another prominent UCSD professor. 

Evan Feigenbaum is head of the Asia practice group at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm, and is also adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Initially an academic with a PhD in Chinese politics, his work has since spanned government service, business, and think tanks, and all three major regions of Asia. From 2001 to 2009, he served at the State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia (2007-09), deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia (2006-07), member of the policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific (2001-06), and as an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, with whom he worked closely in the development of the U.S.-China 
senior dialogue. (Mitt Romney's advisor w/r/t Asia) 

Economic Statecraft
Remarks by 
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 
Economic Club of New York New York City October 14, 2011


Jared Cohen  
(born November 24, 1981 in Weston, Connecticut) is the Director of Google Ideas, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at theCouncil on Foreign Relations, an author, and an artist.[1] Previously he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and laterHillary Clinton.[2][3] Initially brought in by Condoleezza Rice as one of the youngest members in history, he was one of the few people kept on under Hillary Clinton.[4] In this capacity, he focused oncounter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, Middle East/South Asia, Youth and Technology.[5] According to New York Times Magazine, Cohen was one of the principal architects of what became known as "21st century statecraft."[6]
Prior to his work at the State Department, Cohen received his BA from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.[7]In September 2010, Cohen was named by the Huffington Post as one of the 100 game changers of the year and by Devex as one of the top 40 people under 40.[8] In 2011, Vanity Fair named Cohen to its list of the “Next Establishment”[9] and the Washington Post and Harvard Kennedy School of Government honored him with one of their six “Top American Leader” awards.[10] He is author of the books One Hundred Days of Silence,Children of Jihad, and is co-authoring a book with Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt about how technology is changing international relations, slated to come out in early 2013.[11]

Michael Anthony McFaul
(born October 1, 1963)[1] is anAmerican academic and diplomat.
McFaul is a Stanford University professor who has been confirmed to be United States Ambassador to Russia. Prior to his nomination to the ambassadorial position, McFaul worked for the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs.[2]
Born in Glasgow, Montana, McFaul was raised in Butte andBozeman, Montana, where his father worked as a musician and music teacher.[3] He earned a B.A. in international relations andSlavic languages and an M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986, and spent time in theSoviet Union as a student, first the summer of 1983 studying Russian at the Leningrad State University, now Saint Petersburg State University, and then a semester in 1985 at Moscow State University.[3] As a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University in 1991.[2] He wrote his thesis on US and Soviet intervention in revolutionary movements in southern Africa.[3]

cheryl wallace
audience member asking a good question 

condi rice on the right ,
mike mcfarland on the left (at stanford)

is an American businessman and former diplomat. He is the son of Frank Wisner (1909–1965). On 31 January 2011, he was sent to Egypt by President Barack Obama to negotiate a resolution to the popular protests against the regime that have swept the country.[1] A White House spokesman said that Wisner had vast experience in the region as well as close relationships with many Egyptians in and out of government. The New York Times reports that he is a personal friend of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.[2] Speaking on the BBC on February 5, 2011, he exceeded statements issued by the White House to date and insisted that President Mubarak should be allowed to remain in office despite widespread calls for him to step down.
Wisner was born in New York on 2 July 1938. He attended Woodberry Forest School, and then attended Princeton University, graduating in 1961. He joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in December of that year.
In 1976, at the beginning of the Carter administration, he served under Cyrus Vance as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State. Among his overseas assignments, Wisner served as the United States Ambassador to Zambia (1979–82); Egypt (1986–91), the Philippines (1991–92), and India, 1994-97.
After retiring from government service in 1997, Wisner joined the board at a subsidiary of Enron, the former energy company.
(born April 13, 1943 in Baltimore,Maryland)[1] was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs on September 23, 2009. Hormats was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs(International). He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982. He served as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary, from 1977 to 1979, and Assistant Secretary of State, from 1981 to 1982, at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (now Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs). He was Ambassador and DeputyU.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on theUnited States National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic adviser to Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski. He helped to manage the Nixon administration's opening of diplomatic relations with China's communist government. He was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 1974.[2][3]
Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Dean’s Council of theJohn F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[2]
(born November 27, 1942), is a managing director at Barclays Capital Corporation. The son ofTheodore Roosevelt III and great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relationsthe Economic Club of New York, and theForeign Policy Association. Roosevelt is also a prominentconservationist.[1] He is married to Constance Lane Rogers, and their son is Theodore Roosevelt V.







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