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 is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

The twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 90+ venues across the United States and Greater China, and feature Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, as the national webcast speaker. The webcast will take place from 6:00 to 6:45 pm EDT, and will be preceded or followed by presentations from local speakers at each of the venues.

Interested in hosting CHINA Town Hall in your local community? The application deadline has passed. However, if you still wish to submit a proposal, please do so (via the red button below) as soon as possible as we are finalizing local partners.

Questions? Please review our FAQs and/or contact Jan Berris at cth@ncuscr.org or 212-645-5844.

2018 CHINA Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice

October 9, 2018

The twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at 90+ venues across the United States and Greater China, and feature Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, as the national webcast speaker. 

CHINA Town Hall has two components: (1) an interactive webcast featuring the national webcast speaker, interviewed by National Committee President Stephen Orlins; and (2) an on-site China specialist presenting on a China-related topic of the local partner's choosing. The webcast will take place from 6:00 to 6:45 pm EDT, and will be preceded or followed (depending on the time zone) by the local speaker's presentation.

Interested in hosting CHINA Town Hall in your local community? The application deadline has passed but we are still accepting proposals on a rolling basis. Please do so as soon as possible as we are finalizing local partners and speakers.

Please note: In order to submit an application you must either sign in with your ncuscr.org account or create a new account. If you need assistance with your account, please contact Nick Young (646-604-8008). Questions about hosting? Please review our FAQs and/or contact Jan Berris (212-645-5844).

Interested in serving as a local speaker? Complete this form to be added to the speaker database.

The National Committee is proud to partner with a wide range of institutions and community groups, including colleges and universities, world affairs councils, and trade and business associations to implement this program. The Committee would also like to thank its media partner SupChina for its help in promoting this year's webcast. And of course, we thank our national webcast speaker, the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, as well as the scores of specialists at the 90+ venues around the United States, some of whom are local, but many of whom will travel afar to speak to audiences scattered around the United States.

National Webcast Speaker:

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Read Secretary Rice's full bio.

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