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The Zell/Lurie 2019 Spring Members’ Meeting opened on Wednesday, May 1, with a dinner and awards ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel. The evening included a conversation with Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, Professor of Management at the Wharton School, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, facilitated the conversation on Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations.

After a networking breakfast the next morning, participants were welcomed by Joe Gyourko, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Director, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, and Matthew J. Lustig, Head of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate and Lodging, Lazard, and Chair of the Center’s Advisory Board.