Concordia to Host China Town Hall
Nov 07, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. KENNETH FOSTER, associate professor, Political Science and director, Global Studies Program
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AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA COLLEGE TO HOST CHINA TOWN HALL
The Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., Global Studies program, Offutt School of Business and Arts and Sciences program will host the fifth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The event, presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, will feature a webcast interview with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor and current counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Brzezinski is a frequent public speaker, commentator on major domestic and foreign TV programs, and contributor to domestic and foreign newspapers and journals. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom “for his role in the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States.” The webcast will be moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, president, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Wenran Jiang, associate professor of political science and founding director and inaugural Mactaggart research chair of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, will speak and lead the audience in discussion following the webcast. He is a senior fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and special adviser on China to the U.S.- and Canada-based Energy Council. Jiang has written extensively on the rise of China and its impact on the Chinese political economy and the rest of the world.
CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States and this is the third year in a row Concordia has been chosen as one of the Town Hall locations.
The event will provide a unique opportunity for area residents to learn about the importance of China’s relationship with the United States and the issues increasingly at the center of this relationship with a special focus this year on energy.
The National Committee on United States-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China and creates opportunities for informed discussion and reasoned debate about the issues of common interest.