Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr. ’68 H’07 talks with Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind about the delicate power dynamics and future of relations between the western world and rising superpower China.

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. ’68

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. ’68 is a businessman, China expert, conservationist, and author. Dedicated to the advancement of free markets, environmental protection, the rule of law, and upholding the basic rights of democracy, Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, leading the nation’s response to the financial crisis of 2008. Paulson is founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, a non-partisan "think and do tank" dedicated to fostering a U.S.-China relationship that serves to maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world. Paulson’s podcast, Straight Talk, features his conversations with prominent world leaders.

Jennifer Lind

Jennifer Lind is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, and a Faculty Associate at the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies at Harvard University. She is also a Research Associate in the Asia Programme and the Programme on US and the Americas at Chatham House in London. Professor Lind’s research focuses on the international security relations of East Asia, and US foreign policy toward the region. She is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics (Cornell University Press, 2008). Lind has also authored numerous scholarly articles in international relations journals, and writes for wider audiences in Foreign Affairs and National Interest. Lind holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In her current research she is writing a book on how countries rise to become great powers.