Discussion: Powerful, Different, Equal

February 12th, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Manning Faculty Lounge, 2nd Floor Breezeway Stanford Law School 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305


Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US

Join us on February 12th to hear Peter Walker discuss his book Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US. This book provides a timely analysis of the US-China relationship. China and the US are arguably the two most dominant countries on the planet in terms of economics, scientific advancements, and impact on our global environment. They also have entirely different governance models and mindsets grounded in history and culture that will not change. Each model is deeply rooted in their respective histories and cultures, with both models highly successful in achieving their country goals and highly resilient over time. How these two countries navigate their relationship has massive implications not only for their well-being but for the well-being of the planet as a whole.

Peter Walker’s analysis of the US-China relationship considers each country’s unique history and culture. It explores the core misconceptions on governance, economic, social and military issues, and the root causes of these misconceptions.


Peter Walker
Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Advisor, Speaker, and Author
Xueguang Zhou
Professor of Sociology; Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Fang Yuan
Vice President, Baidu Ventures (BV)  
Moderated by Kim Meredith
Executive Director, Stanford PACS