Indiana University Bloomington
Events
5th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Date:  November 16, 2011

Time:  6:45 to 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the country and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts.  This national day of programming on China involves 50 cities throughout the United States and is organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The evening begins with a webcast by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor and current counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., who will discuss issues important to U.S.-China relations and will respond to emailed questions from audience members nationwide. 

Following Dr. Brzezinski’s remarks, Professor Andrew Kipnis, Senior Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change in the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies and School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University, will deliver a talk entitled  “Chinese Nation-Building as, Instead of, and Before Globalization” during which he will explore nation-building in China in an era of globalization.

This event is sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute, the IU East Asian Studies Center, and the Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business.

Program

6:45    Introductory Remarks

7:00    Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
            Webcast Remarks

7:45    Dr. Andrew Kipnis
           Chinese Nation-Building as, Instead of, and Before Globalization

8:30    Discussion