Northwest China Council and PSU will host CHINA Town Hall with Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger who will examine America's economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, a unique 80-city live discussion and Q&A that will include local speakers at venues across the country on October 18.
China's rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both countries. Dr. Kissinger will draw on his experience as National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, and his years teaching at Harvard University to put the current state of U.S.-China relations in perspective, and chart potential policy courses for the future. The program will feature a live webcast with Dr. Kissinger, who will answer questions from the nationwide audience, moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.
Northwest China Council, a 36-year-old membership-based nonprofit will also host Dr. Anthony Kane, a leading expert on U.S.-China relations, who will discuss the future of international exchange with China. In a separate event on Monday Oct 17, 2 pm, Kane will present to the China Education Network on Educational Exchange and Travel Opportunities in Taiwan.
About Anthony Kane:
Tony Kane is a Consulting Director of Chinese Programs at American Councils for International Education in Washington D.C., directing a range of programs that seek to enhance the Chinese language ability of students of all ages. He has contributed significantly to President Obama's "100,000 Strong" initiative announced in 2011.
Dr. Kane was hired by The Asia Society in New York in 1986 as director of the China Council. In 1991 he moved to the People's Republic of China as American co-director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, and he subsequently became executive director of the program. More recently he spent another two years in China, living in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, consulting with international schools to improve their Chinese language teaching curriculum. He began working at the American Councils in 2008, where he develops academic programs, establishes and maintains relationships with Chinese universities, high schools and other partner institutions, and participates in program monitoring and evaluation.
Henry A. Kissinger, author of On China, is America's leading political thinker and foreign policy expert. He served as Secretary of State (1973-1977), National Security Advisor (1969-1975), and was instrumental in America's re-engagement with China in the 1970s. Dr. Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates, and a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the leading nonprofit nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
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