ACBC NSW: Biden Administration Economic Priorities and Objectives

01 Apr 2021

ACBC is delighted to invite you to a seminar on US economic policy under the Biden Administration, and what this means for key partners including Australia and China.

US Economic Counselor Douglas Sonnek will provide an overview of the Biden Administration’s economic priorities and objectives, covering trade and investment policy and economic relations with Australia.

Our panellists Jared Mondschein, Senior Researcher at the US Studies Centre and Wei Li, Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School, will then discuss what the change in Administration and China’s new Five Year Plan may mean for US-China relations.

Speaker Bios

Douglas E. Sonnek, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy Canberra

A career member of the US Foreign Service, Mr Sonnek began his assignment as Economic Counselor at the US Embassy in Canberra in July 2019. Prior to this, he served as Director of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau’s Office of Economic Policy. Mr Sonnek’s career in the Department of State has also taken him to US embassies in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Beijing, where he specialised in trade and investment issues, and the US consulate in Shenyang.

Jared Mondschein, Senior Research Fellow, United States Studies Centre

Mr Mondschein’s research focus is Foreign Policy and Defence, Trade and Investment, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Mr Mondschein’s analysis has appeared in outlets including ABC, BBC, CNN, Foreign Policy, MSNBC, and Sky News as well as across major Australian mastheads.

Dr Wei Li, Lecturer, The University of Sydney Business School

Dr Li is a lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. She holds a Bachelor degree in environmental economics and management from the Renmin University of China and a Master degree in environment and development from the London School of Economics and Political. She received her PhD in economics from Macquarie University. Dr Li has extensive knowledge of China’s trade investment and economic growth.

Registration: 5:30pm

Start: 6pm

Finish: 8pm

Venue: Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, webinar live stream will also be made available