Technology, Trade, and Military-Civil Fusion: China’s Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence, New Materials, and New Energy

Hearing Transcript: 


Friday, June 7, 2019 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215

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9:30 AM – 9:35 AM: Opening Remarks: Vice Chairman Robin Cleveland and Commissioner Thea Lee


9:35 AM – 11:05 AM: Panel I: U.S.-China Competition in Artificial Intelligence: Policy, Industry, and Strategy
Jeffrey Ding, China lead for the Center for the Governance of AI, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford; D.Phil. Candidate, University of Oxford [Testimony]
Helen Toner, Director of Strategy at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology [Testimony]
Elsa Kania, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security; Research Fellow at CSET [Testimony]


11:05 AM – 11:15 AM: Break


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: Panel II: Maintaining Commercial and Technical Leadership in New Materials
Richard Silberglitt, Ph.D., Senior Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School [Testimony]
Dan Coughlin, Vice President of Composites Market Development, American Composites Manufacturers Association [Testimony]
Alan Hill, Government Relations Partner, National Graphene Association; President, J.A.Hill Group, LLC [Testimony]


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch Break


1:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Panel III: China’s Capabilities and Export Ambitions in New Energy, Nuclear Power, and Energy Storage
Joanna Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University [Testimony]
Jessica Lovering, Director of Energy at the Breakthrough Institute, Ph.D. Student at Carnegie Mellon University [Testimony]
James Greenberger, Co-founder and Executive Director of NAATBatt International [Testimony]


3:15 PM – 3:20 PM: Closing Remarks