Google, China and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Pacific Council convened a teleconference with Dr. Ernest J. Wilson, Dean of the Annenberg School at USC and Pacific Council Board member and adjunct fellow. Dr. Wilson discussed the recent events surrounding Google’s presence in China and the larger implications of the company’s threat to pull out of China entirely. We considered his recent Huffington Post piece which explores the question: how will an emerging “Silicon Valley foreign policy” affect the broader U.S. foreign policy agenda?

Dr. Wilson’s current work concentrates on China-Africa relations, global sustainable innovation in high-technology industries, and the role of politics in the diffusion of information and communication technologies.

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