May 31, 2007

The inaugural CHINA Town Hall webcast speaker was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Christensen. The discussion was moderated by National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins.

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CHINA Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation. The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 14th consecutive year.

Program Materials

  • Arkansas World Trade Center (Rogers, Arkansas) - Henry Levine

    Asian Studies Program, University at Buffalo; International Institute of Buffalo; Nichols School - Jacques deLisle

    Boston Children's Museum - Daniel Rosen

    Bridge to Asia Foundation; Google (Mountain View, California) - Denis Simon

    Chicago Council on Global Affairs - J. Stapleton Roy

    Congressman Joseph Crowley’s District Office (Queens, New York) - Henry Tang

    Congressman Rick Larsen’s District Office (Everett, Washington) - Nicholas Lardy

    Dayton Council on World Affairs - Randall Schriver

    Denver Council on Foreign Relations - Edward Steinfeld

    Detroit World Affairs Council - Lynn Paine

    East West Center; Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Joseph Borich

    Las Vegas World Affairs Council - Phillip Saunders

    National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (District of Columbia) - Stephen Orlins

    Northwest China Council (Portland, Oregon) - Michael Totten

    St. Louis World Affairs Council - James McGregor

    The Southern Center for International Studies (Atlanta) - Amy Celico

    Tulsa Global Alliance - Allen Barber

    University of St. Thomas; Asia Society (Houston) - Kevin Nealer

    Vermont Council on World Affairs (Montpelier) - Barbara Finamore

    Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations - Frederick Crook

    World Affairs Charlotte (North Carolina) - Steven Yates

    World Affairs Council Columbia (South Carolina) - Xiaobo Hu

    World Affairs Council of Arizona; Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Phoenix) - Sidney Rittenberg

    World Affairs Council of Connecticut; MeetChinaBiz (Hartford) - Usha Haley

    World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (Louisville) - Cheng Li

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire (Manchester) - Burt Levin

    World Affairs Council of New Orleans - William Zarit

    World Affairs Council of Peoria - Local Panel

    World Affairs Council of Philadelphia; MeetChinaBiz - Charles Freeman III

    World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh - Local Panel

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