The China experiment:

The Rise and Fall of the East

Yasheng Huang

Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management
MIT Sloan School of Management

In conversation with:

Ning Leng

Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University

Join us for an insightful evening with MIT Sloan School of Management Professor and author Yasheng Huang. During this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with Professor Huang as he discusses his latest book, The Rise and Fall of the East: How Exams, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology Brought China Success, and Why They Might Lead to Its Decline, newly published by Yale University Press.

There will be a Q&A session following this event. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Event Pricing:

This event is hosted by the MIT Club of Washington DC. Columbia University Club of DC may attend at the $35 ticket level and guests for $40.

Tickets here!

Getting There:

Healy Hall is located near the front entrance to Georgetown University on 37th Street NW. Free 2-hour on-street parking may be available along 35th Street NW (closest will be between N Street NW and  P Street NW) or perhaps on adjacent streets near campus. The Southwest Parking Garage is accessed off of Canal Road NW and is paid parking only.

Yasheng Huang holds the Epoch Foundation Professorship of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. From 2013 to 2017, he served as an Associate Dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s Global Partnership programs and its Action Learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School.  The National Asia Research Program named Professor Huang one of the most outstanding scholars in the United States conducting research on issues of policy importance to the United States. During academic year 2023-24, Professor Huang is a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington DC.

Ning Leng is an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her research examines how non-democratic institutions create unintended consequences in state-business relations and development outcomes, including public service provision, infrastructure building, and environment policy making.


December 06, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Georgetown University - Healy Hall Room 104

3700 O St NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States

Stacy Yu


$35.00 USD

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