Event Details


DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
TIME: Reception: 6:00 p.m. Event Start: 6:30 p.m ET
LOCATION: Cornell Club of New York, 6 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017
FEE: Free through CAAA for a limited number of seats

Sign-ups will close on the morning of the 15th for this limited event.

Please join the Cornell Asian Alumni Association at The Cornell Club of New York, which will be hosting a retrospective panel on the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s trip to China, with Edward Cox and the Committee of 100. Panelists include Edward Cox, Charles Pei Wang, and Zhengyu Huang. Reception starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by the panel and optional Dinner for Cornell Club of NY members.

If the event is full and you would like to join the waitlist, email caaa.programming@gmail.com.

Speaker Bios:

Edward F. Cox is an American corporate and finance lawyer and the former chairman of the New York Republican State Committee. He has a record of public service in New York and nationally. He has served four Presidents, four New York governors and the Republican Party at the state and national levels. As a Trustee of the State University of New York (SUNY) from 1995 to 2009, he developed policies and programs for SUNY’s community colleges, charter schools, teacher training, facilities construction and finance and administration. His writings on public policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the Antitrust Law Journal and the New York Post. Cox was born in Suffolk County, Long Island and was raised in Yorkville, New York City, where he graduated from Trinity High School. He received his B.A. degree in 1968 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After attempting a career in architecture at Yale in 1968 and 1969, he earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1972. Ed and Tricia Nixon met as high school students in New York and were married In the Rose Garden of the White House in 1971.

Charles Pei Wang was an advisor to six consecutive U.S. Presidents 1975-2008 – both Democrat and Republican (Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George H.W. Bush; Bill Clinton; George W. Bush). Charles has also played a major role in making NYC and NYS a better, more equitable place. Since leading the Chinatown Planning Council (now Chinese-American Planning Council) in the mid-1960s, he has been a cornerstone of the Asian-American community in public, private, and non-profit roles. Charles led the successful charge to upgrade social services and infrastructure in Chinatown. He is also responsible for creating the Asian-American community in Flushing, Queens. Charles worked with six consecutive Mayors (John Lindsay through Mike Bloomberg), five consecutive Governors (Rockefeller through Pataki), and many regional U.S. Senators. Charles Pei Wang is currently President of Chinese American Cultural & Art Association, and an Ellis Island Medal of Honor winner as an outstanding American immigrant.

Zhengyu Huang is President of the Committee of 100 – A group of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. He was born in Shanghai, China, and came to the US at the age of ten. Zheng was educated at Stanford non-partisan leadership organization University, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, B.A. in Economics, and M.S. in Computer Science. He also earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. After graduation, Zheng worked at Intel Corporation and rose to Managing Director and then served under President Obama as a White House Fellow and special assistant to the Administrator for US Agency for International Aid. He is the author of three books published in China that sold over 250,000 copies.

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