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Steven Chu

"Science and Technology" conference

Committee of 100's "Science and Technology Caught Between the United States and China: Challenges Facing American Researchers, Academia, Business, and the Chinese American Community" was held in Silicon Valley on September 28, 2019.


The Honorable Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate; Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School, Stanford University (Introduced by: Dr. Morgan Chu, Partner, Chair of Litigation Practice, Irell & Manella; C100 member).

The Honorable Judy Chu, Congresswoman; Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (Introduced by: Buck Gee, Board Member, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; C100 member)

Obama appointment

In January 2009, Chu was nominated by the Obama administration for the position of Secretary in the Department of Energy and confirmed in January 2009.[1]

Blue Green Alliance

The Blue Green Alliance sponsors the annual Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference. The 2010 conference was held from May. 4-6, 2010.

Conference speakers included:[2]

Hu Jintao dinner

In January 2011, Chinese president Hu Jintao visited Washington DC for a high-profile summit. He had a red carpet rolled out for him and was greeted by Vice President Joe Biden at the airport. Highlights of the visit included a private dinner with President Barack Obama one night and a big state dinner the next.

Among those of Chinese descent that were present at the dinner were the newly inaugurated Chinese-American mayors of San Francisco and Oakland, California — Edwin Lee and Jean Quan — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, California Rep. Judy Chu, the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress. Other members of Obama's Cabinet with seats at the table included Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was the only top congressional leader to accept an invitation. [3]

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