Playing to Win event – Live Stream


How will this global game of chess unfold?

China is playing to win, pursuing the goals set forward in the Global China 2049 Initiative. Yet challenges related to an aging population, the middle-income trap, and international trade and relations persist.

  • What are China’s goals, and how does the current international environment fit
    into their strategy?
  • How do other players, like Russia, fit into China’s plans?
  • How could China’s “moves” impact the developing world and the U.S. and Europe?
  • How could these maneuvers impact the U.S. investor?

Thank you for joining us for Playing to Win, an important conversation with special guests:

Dr. Minxin Pei

Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Jonathan Moyer

Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver

Monday, September 12, 2022
5:00–6:15pm MT / 7:00–8:15pm ET



Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2019 he was the inaugural Library of Congress Chair on U.S.-China Relations. Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as its director of the China Program from 2003 to 2008. He was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. He received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1991.

He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994), China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006), and China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard University Press, 2016). He has just finished a new book, Guarding Dictatorship: China’s Surveillance State (under contract with Harvard University Press).

Dr. Pei is a columnist for Bloomberg and Project Syndicate, and contributes regularly to Nikkei Asia. His op-eds have been published in The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other news outlets.

Jonathan Moyer

Jonathan D. Moyer is Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. He works across various research areas, extending and using the International Futures (IFs) integrated assessment platform. Partnering with governments, think tanks, NGOs and others across the globe, the Pardee Center informs policy-making around the world by building data, tools and leading analysis that explores our deeply interconnected world.

Jonathan studies patterns of human development through funded research for organizations like the African Union Development Agency and the United Nations. He leads the creation of new data and tools to better understand and analyze international relations contributing to reports such as the U.S. National Intelligence Council Global Trends 2030. Jonathan also researches patterns and drivers of state fragility and failure most notably as Lead Co-PI on a five-year Minerva grant. He received his Ph.D. in international studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in 2012.