Liz’s Leadership Salon Series— Young Talent: America’s Promise
February 3, 2008
Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,
This year it is my pleasure to announce Liz’s 2008 Leadership Salon Series—Young Talent: America’s Promise. This series is inspired by the many leaders I talk to who are critically worried about our economy, our financial institutions, the war, and climate change. I believe that America and our businesses have the talent to create the future we want. We just need to unleash and empower this talent. This series is designed, therefore, to showcase young talent that has the potential to change our world. These young people show the possibilities and promise of all of us. Please join me for the following salon events:
echoes of ancient times:
climate change in earth’s past and our future
Thursday, February 28, 2008, 5 pm
Robert Kopp, Princeton University
See Bob’s remarks
the headless horseman: energy governance in china today and resulting opportunities
Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 5 pm
Edward Cunningham IV, MIT
See Edward’s remarks
the distress in our financial institutions:
implications for the economy and for your business
Date to be announced
Dan Levin, Associate, Goldman Sachs
Please join us for this inspiring series in my salon at 342 Bunker Hill St. in Boston’s Charlestown. Share drinks, wonderful company, and the promise and excitement of young talent. Space is limited; RSVP now for the February 28 program by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The series is free of charge and serves as a thank you for your special support of my business.
This year’s series is in honor of my mother, Violet Raum, who is 95 years old. Widowed at 41 with three young children, she has dedicated her life as a mother and a lawyer to empowering future generations.
Liz Levin, President
Like salon discussions of bygone eras, Liz’s Leadership Salons are intimate, educational, and fun, with great people and great discussion. You’ll hear powerful stories from leaders who exemplify a variety of today’s most important leadership strengths.
Topic and Speaker Information
The Headless Horseman: Energy Governance in China Today and Resulting Opportunities
edward cunningham iv
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Understanding China’s energy market requires flipping long held frameworks upside down. Reforms of the 1980s and 1990s have shifted energy decision making powers dramatically to newly emerged corporations. This talk will take a look at the unprecedented build-out of China’s electric power industry and outline the implications of such growth.
edward cunningham iv
Edward Cunningham is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a research fellow at the Industrial Performance Center. He graduated from Georgetown University, and received an A.M. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Edward became interested in China as a high school student, is a fluent Mandarin speaker, and from 2000–2002 served as the program officer of the China Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. During his 2005–2006 dissertation work on China’s energy system, he was a Fulbright Fellow to the PRC, an adjunct professor at Xinan Jiaotong University’s School of Public Administration, and a visiting fellow at Tsinghua University. Edward also co-teaches the Kennedy School course “Asia in the World Economy” and serves as an independent consultant to several firms in Massachusetts and Asia.