Harvard Club Brownbagger — The China - U.S. Trade Conflict

Join us as an expert analyzes the growing signs of major conflict in trade with China. Our speaker, Mike Sacharski, promises to explore the real issues neither side wants to talk about. In his words, "It’s not about balances or imbalances of trade, tariffs or WTO membership. The issues are deep, systemic and seemly irreconcilable. It’s time for a 'Can We Talk Now' moment."

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Hugh Jones served with the Hawaiʻi Attorney General’s office for over 28 years and was a Supervising Deputy Attorney of its Tax & Charities Division. He was one of three attorneys that investigated and prosecuted claims for removal and surcharge against the former trustees of the Bishop Estate. He has drafted and successfully enacted four significant legislative initiatives to the State's nonprofit corporation and charitable solicitation laws to strengthen the State's oversight of charities and charitable solicitors.

Michael Sacharski is the founder and managing director of Pacific Enterprise Capital International, a strategic advisory service and investment ‐management firm focusing on business development, risk mitigation and impact of geopolitical issues on companies doing business in the Indo‐Asia‐Pacific region.

With 30 years of living and working in China, Mike has vast on‐the‐ground experiences across China’s development trajectory; from post‐Cultural Revolution devastation to today’s global giant conducting sophisticated transactions around the world. A political scientist by training, Mike acquired on‐the‐job technical knowledge in information and communication technologies (ICT)including: wireless and satellite communications, data management services; E‐commerce operations and the array of components that make‐up technology‐media‐telecommunications (TMT).

He is a member of Pacific Forum CSIS; the Pacific Telecommunications Council specializing in ICT developments across the Indo‐Asia‐Pacific region; the Comparative and International Education Society that conducts research and application work in cross‐cultural and comparative education; and is past chairman of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively in political science (international relations) and international and comparative education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Please come, and bring your guests!


Date: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Time: Noon - 1:30 pm


Place: The Ohana Room at Architects Hawaii, Ltd, through the courtesy of Harvard Club member David Miller. It's on the 29th floor of the Makai Tower of Pacific Guardian Center, 733 Bishop Street.

Cost: FREE
Lunch: Bring your own sandwich, bento, beverage, etc.

RSVP by email to arkie@arkoehl.com


Arkie Koehl 

VP, Activities 
Harvard Club of Hawaii 




12:00PM - 1:30PM Mon 22 Oct 2018 ( Timezone: Pacific/Honolulu )


The Ohana Room at Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
733 Bishop Street 29th floor
Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

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