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The Sino-Western détente

16 June 2021 17.00 - 18.30
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Virtual seminar

The Rt Hon Lord O'Neill, Chair of Chatham House and former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, HMG, will deliver a lecture on the Sino-Western détente. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

Lord Jim O’Neill is Chair of Chatham House. His previous roles include, joint head of research at Goldman Sachs (1995–2000), its chief economist (2001–10) and chairman of its asset management division (2010–13); creator of the acronym BRIC; chair of the City Growth Commission (2014); chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR] (2014-16); and commercial secretary to the Treasury (2015-16). He is a board member, and one of the founding trustees of educational charity SHINE. 

He recently joined a new EU/WHO Commission on COVID-19.

Lord O’Neill was created a life peer in 2015, and serves as a crossbench member of the House of Lords.

He is an honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester, and holds honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, University of London and from City University London. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey and is now a Visiting Professor there.

This is one of the lectures in the on-going China Centre Seminar series, hosted by the China Centre, Jesus College. The lectures, given by eminent speakers, cover a broad range of topics and disciplines.


This is a virtual seminar. Attendance is free. Advance booking is required by emailing:  Priority will be given to members of Jesus College and the University of Cambridge. 


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