Lunchtime Series: Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict
Time & Location
About The Event
Sino-U.S. relations are approaching a low point. With tensions building on the trade front and the increased risk of a confrontation in the South China sea, will Thucydides' trap be sprung? Can the world's two super powers move forward peacefully? We will examine five key historical events in China's past which may provide a guidepost for future economic and military relations between the two countries. Further, we will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. as well as Chinese military developments. As America increasingly looks inward, the probability of Chinese efforts to cement their position as a global economic and military leader has risen. Will America pivot to meet this challenge? The answer to this question could have profound implications for humankind.
As always, this series is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for $10 for nonmembers. Please feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation.
About the Speaker
John Doughty is currently Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for R. M. Davis, in Portland, Maine. John leads the firm's research effort, serves as Chair of the Investment Committee, and is responsible for the firm's investment strategy. John specializes in energy, economics, and geopolitics and presents regularly on global economic and market trends to business partners and others in the community.
Prior to joining R. M. Davis, John was a Vice President of Equity Research at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Before joining Credit Suisse, John was a Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns in New York. John also was a Senior Financial Analyst for Bath Iron Works, after completing the company's two year Management Development Internship program.
John earned his B.A. (cum laude) in History and Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. John also completed graduate course work in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.
He is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the CFA Institute, the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, and the Foreign Policy Association. John has served on numerous community boards. Presently, he serves on the Pine Tree Council's Investment Committee, the Maine Historical Society's Board of Trustees, the World Affairs Council of Maine's Board of Directors, and the Camden Conference's Board of Directors.