"Playing Our Game: China's Rise and the West" - Ed Steinfeld, MIT
Edward Steinfeld is associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Steinfeld, a specialist on Chinese economic reform and industrial competitiveness, is also the director of the MIT-China Program and co-director of the China Energy Group at the MIT Industrial Performance Center. He received his B.A and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
Steinfeld's current research examines the institutional and political context for infrastructure decision making and energy-related innovation in China. Recent work on this topic includes the article (written with Richard Lester and Edward Cunningham) "Greener Plants, Grayer Skies? A Report from the Front Lines of China's Energy Sector" (Energy Policy, 2009). More broadly, Steinfeld is interested in the political, economic, and industrial competitiveness ramifications of China's emergence as a global producer. His forthcoming book on the topic, Playing Our Game, will be available in the Spring 2010 from Oxford University Press.
Location: McCosh Hall, Room 2 (Through Entrance B)
Date/Time: 10/01/09 at 4:30 pm - 10/01/09 at 6:00 pm