Executive Insights on US-China Business

March 27, 2018

CKGSB & Darden will hold a symposium in Washington DC, marking the tenth anniversary of their partnership, to explore the impact of foreign policies and presidential politics. CKGSB Professor Teng Bingsheng will speak alongside Congresswoman Grace Meng at the event, at which 50 high-level Chinese executives will attend.

Executive Insights on US-China Business:
The Impact of Foreign Policies & Presidential Politics

A Symposium Marking 10 Years of Partnership Between CKGSB & Darden

For 10 years, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Beijing, China) and University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business (Charlottesville, VA, USA) have partnered to immerse American and Chinese executives in their respective business landscapes, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding and successful action. To celebrate this special anniversary, the schools will host this educational symposium for high-level American and Chinese executives to examine the current and future impact of foreign policy and the US presidential election. Among the attendees will be a group of 50 high-level Chinese CEOs and C-Suite executives completing their studies at Darden. Join us for a morning of insight and networking.

When: 8:00AM – 12:30PM Friday, June 24, 2016

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Salon III
1150 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C., 20037


The attendance fee is $195, which includes a networking breakfast and lunch. A complimentary seat is available for CKGSB alumni and 2016 CKGSB Knowledge Series Members. Please contact Julie Zhu at +1-646-627-7729 or to inquire.

08:00AM – 08:45AM Networking Breakfast
08:45AM – 09:00AM Welcome and Introductions by Symposium Moderator Dennis T. Yang, Dale S. Coenan Free Enterprise Professor of Business Administration at Darden
09:00AM – 09:30AM Keynote Presentation by Hon. Grace Meng, United States House of Representatives (D-NY)
09:30AM – 09:45AM Dialogue with the Keynote Speaker
09:45AM – 10:15AM Networking Coffee Break
10:15AM – 11:30AM Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Business and Government: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

  • Professor Michael Lenox, Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer at Darden
  • Professor Teng Bingsheng, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at CKGSB and the Associate Dean of CKGSB’s European Campus
11:30AM – 12:30PM Networking Lunch

To reserve your spot, please click here.


Hon. Grace Meng, United States House of Representatives (D-NY)

US Congresswoman Grace Meng is serving her second term in the United States House of Representatives. Grace represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York, encompassing the New York City borough of Queens, including west, central and northeast Queens.

Grace is the first Asian-American Member of Congress from New York State, and the only Congress member of Asian descent in the entire Northeast. She is also the first female Member of Congress from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. 

Grace is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. The Foreign Affairs Committee oversees US foreign policy towards all nations around the world, and has jurisdiction over foreign aid, the State Department and key international organizations such as the United Nations.

Grace also serves on the House Small Business Committee where she is the Ranking Member of the Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee. The Small Business Committee, which was established to protect and assist small-business owners, has oversight of financial aid, regulatory matters and the Small Business Administration (SBA), issues critical to Queens and New York City since small businesses are the economic engine of the region.

Professor Michael Lenox

Professor Michael Lenox is the Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business at Darden and serves as Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer for the School. He teaches and serves  (as the course head for the first year “Strategy” core course and serves as the faculty director for the multiple-university Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability.

Prior to joining Darden in 2008, Professor Lenox was a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he served as the area coordinator for Fuqua’s strategy area, the faculty director and founder of Duke’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative and course head for the core MBA strategy course where he was runner-up for the Chrysler faculty teaching award on multiple occasions. He received his PhD in technology management and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the degrees of bachelor and master of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. Professor Lenox has served as an assistant professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Oxford University and IMD.

Lenox’s research has appeared in over 25 refereed academic publications and has been cited in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, the Dow Jones Newswire, and the Associated Press. His expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success. In particular, he explores the sourcing of extramural knowledge by firms and its impact on firm innovation strategy. Lenox has also had a long-standing interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment. Recent work explores firm strategies and nontraditional public policies that have the potential to drive “green” innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Teng Bingsheng

Professor Teng Bingsheng is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at CKGSB and the Associate Dean of CKGSB’s European Campus. He formerly served as a tenured Associate Professor of Strategic Management at George Washington University (GWU), where he was a doctoral advisor and lead professor of the departmental doctoral program. He received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. His research areas include: Strategic Alliances, M&A, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Chinese Firms’ Global Strategies.

Teng has published over 20 articles in academic journals including Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. His research is included in most textbooks on strategic management. 

An authority on strategic alliances, he has been interviewed by media such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Teng is a member of the Academy of Management and serves on the editorial board of International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. He has received many rewards for his research, including the Wendell and Louis Crain Research Scholar at the GWU School of Business. His biography appears in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Higher Education.


Julie Zhu
Program Manager
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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Tel: +1-646-627-7729

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