MIT China Forum: "China and the Global Financial Crisis: Implications for the Future of China-U.S. Relations"
Speaker: Joseph Kahn, Deputy Foreign Editor , The New York Times
Date: March 13 2009
Time: 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Contact: Jennifer Schmitt, (617) 253-5508, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant URL: http://global.mit.edu/initiatives/china-forum.html
Joseph Kahn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Deputy Foreign Editor of the New York Times, shares his thoughts about how the Chinese leadership is handling the economic crisis and the impact its actions are having on China and the outside world.
Joseph Kahn became the deputy foreign editor of the New York Times in early 2008. Prior to that he was the Beijing bureau chief for the newspaper. He has also reported on international economic issues in the Times’ Washington Bureau, and covered Wall Street based in New York.
Mr. Kahn joined the Times in January, 1998. Before that he spent four years as a China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He also worked for the Dallas Morning News as a city desk reporter and foreign correspondent.
Born in Boston, Mass., on August 19, 1964, Mr. Kahn graduated from Harvard College in 1987, with a cum laude degree in American History. In 1990, he received a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Kahn was part of a team of reporters at the Dallas Morning News that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1994 for
stories on violence against women around the world. He and his Beijing-based colleague, Jim Yardley, won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2006 for their coverage of China’s evolving legal system. He has received a number of other prizes, including an Overseas Press Club award and the Grantham prize for “Choking on Growth,” a series of stories on China’s environmental problems.
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