BoiseCFR Annual Membership Renewal

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BoiseCFR October Dinner Meeting

Date:            Wednesday October 16, 2019 

Time:           Social hour 6:00 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:     William C. McCahill Jr.

Topic:          Today’s China: It’s Political Culture and Economy

William (Bill) McCahill, is a Senior Resident Fellow of The National Bureau of Asian Research, having joined in November of 2016. He focuses on Chinese domestic politics and policies, and on how those affect foreign investors and businesses in China. His professional experience in China dates from 1976.

Before joining NBR, Mr. McCahill had been senior advisor for China at Mirabaud & Cie., a Geneva-based Swiss private bank. Working from Hong Kong and Suzhou, he advised Mirabaud’s equities traders, capital markets and private banking teams, and their clients. From 2012 through 2014, Mr. McCahill had done similar work with the emerging markets investment bank Religare Capital Markets. He had previously co-founded and managed a China-focused equities and macroeconomic research firm, opened the Beijing office of a major U.S. law firm, and operated a business consultancy in China.

A 25-year Foreign Service career preceded Mr. McCahill’s China business activities. He began his diplomatic service in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing; subsequently held senior posts at U.S. missions in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada; and in 2000 retired from his last posting as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.


On Thursday, Nov. 7th, the speaker will be Ann-Louis Colgan with the U.S. Institute for Peace.
On Monday, Dec. 16th, the speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Regni, former Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Boise Committee membership renewal notices for our 2019-2020 season were mailed in August.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining the Boise Committee, please go to our Membership page to get more information about joining.