October 28, 2013

The 2013 CHINA Town Hall webcast speaker was former Secretary of State The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. The discussion was moderated by National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins.

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

  • Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

    In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secretary of State of the United States. At the time, she was the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet.

    Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

Local Venues


    Arizona Council for International Visitors (Scottsdale) Bradley Kaplan, USN (Ret.)
    “Northeast Asia: Security Challenges and Opportunities”


    University of California, San Diego and The Bishop’s School (San Diego) Jeremy Wallace, The Ohio State University

    Channel City Club and Committee on Foreign Relations (Santa Barbara) Cindy Fan, University of California, Los Angeles
    "China's Human Tide"


    University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder) Melinda Herrold-Menzies, Pitzer College
    “China’s Environment: Environmental Policies and their Contradictions”

    University of Denver (Denver) Frank Jannuzi, Amnesty International
    “Six Dragons Imperiling China’s Future”


    Southern Connecticut State University and the U.S.-China Center (New Haven) Liu Yi, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York
    Chinese perspectives on doing business with Americans

    Yale University (New Haven) Deborah Davis, Jamie Horsley, Wang Xingzui, and Edward Wittenstein, Yale University

    University of Connecticut School of Business (Stamford) Keith Abell, SunGate Properties
    “Trends in U.S.-China Economic Relations”


    State College of Florida (Sarasota) Kevin Nealer, The Scowcroft Group
    “U.S.-China Economic Relations: Opportunities at an Inflection Point”

    Saint Edward’s School (Vero Beach) Erin Ennis, US-China Business Council
    “Five Things You Should Know about U.S.-China Trade”


    Georgia State University (Atlanta) Audrey Winter, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    “Are the Rules of the China Game Changing? Trade Negotiations and Investment Policies”


    Pacific Forum, CSIS and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Honolulu) Brad Glosserman, Pacific Forum, CSIS: "U.S.-China Defense and Security"
    Gerald Kato, University of Hawaii at Manoa: "Issues in U.S.-China news media relations"
    Betty Brow, Bank of Hawaii and Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii: "How the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii helps strengthen U.S.-China ties"


    DePaul University (Chicago) Amy Celico, Albright Stonebridge Group
    “Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Economic Relationship with China"


    Indiana University (Bloomington) Gardner Bovingdon, Indiana University
    “China, the international community, and the problem of borders”


    Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny) Jeff Albright, ESP International
    “China’s Manufacturing Competitiveness: Today and Five years from Now”

    Kirkwood Community College (Marion) Judy Polumbaum, University of Iowa
    “The Optics of Understanding: How Chinese & Americans Bewilder Each Other”

    Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo) John E. Clarke, Phoenix Consulting
    “Doing Business in China”


    University of Kansas (Lawrence) Dru Gladney, Pomona College
    “Ethnic Conflict in Western China: Self-Immolation or Jihad?”


    Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Randall Schriver, Armitage International, L.C.


    Colby College (Waterville) Katherine Kaup, Furman University
    “Conflict and Violence in Xinjiang and Tibet: Is There a Way Out of China?”


    Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee (Baltimore) Zha Liyou, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States
    “Put the China-U.S. Relationship in Perspective”


    Five College Center for East Asian Studies (Amherst) Jonathan Lipman, Mt. Holyoke College
    “From the Pioneer Valley to Schoolrooms in China: Smith, Mount Holyoke, and the Rise of Modern China’s Girls’ Schools”

    Suffolk University (Boston) Vanessa Fong, Amherst College
    “How Chinese Citizens Pursue Education in China and Abroad”

    Whitman-Hanson Regional School District (Whitman) Mike Kryzanek, Bridgewater State University
    “The Importance of China in Global Education”

    Assumption College (Worcester) Eric Drouart, Assumption College
    “China’s Economic Achievements and Challenges”


    World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (Grand Rapids) Robert Daly, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    “Reform and Renaissance in Xi Jinping’s China”


    Lindquist & Vennum (Minneapolis) Chad Auer, Firestone, CO
    “Implications of an Exponential China”

    Saint Thomas University (Minneapolis) Brian Chang
    “Economic Impact of De-acceleration in China”

    Concordia College (Moorhead) Michael D. Schumann and Curtis B. Hamre; Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
    “Global Intellectual Property Issues with a Focus on China”

    Rochester Community and Technical College (Rochester) I. Allen Barber, Denver-Hainan Corporation
    “A Current View of China, the Second Largest Economy”

    Winona State University (Winona) Li Zhu, World Wildlife Fund – U.S.
    “China’s Environmental Awakening: Reality and Outlook”


    International Relations Council of Kansas City (Kansas City) Frederick Jiang, Ivy Investment Management Company
    “Myths and Facts about the Chinese Economy”


    University of Montana, Missoula (Missoula) Steven Levine, University of Montana
    "Reflections on Secretary Albright's Thoughts on U.S.-China Relations"


    University of New Hampshire College of Law (Concord) Jerry Liu, University of New Hampshire College of Law
    “Rock and Roll on the New Long March: Copyright Piracy and the Music Industry in China”

    University of New Hampshire (Durham) Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University


    Cranford High School (Cranford) Min Jiang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    “Across the Great (Fire)Wall: Reflections on the Chinese Internet”


    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (Buffalo) Terrill Lautz, Syracuse University
    “China’s Identity and Projection of its Image and Influence”

    Cornell University (Ithaca) Tashi Rabgey, The George Washington University

    Fordham University School of Law (New York City) Ira Belkin, New York University School of Law
    “Recent Developments and the Intersection of Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Doing Business in China”

    State University of New York, College at Oneonta (Oneonta) Nevan Fisher, Nazareth College
    “Breaking Down the Monolith: What Every American Needs to Know about China”

    LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (Long Island City, Queens) R. Evan Ellis, National Defense University
    “China Engages Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for the Region, its Relationship with China, and the U.S.”


    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Duke University (Chapel Hill) Cai Yong, University of North Carolina
    “China’s Demographic Challenges and Their Implications for Sino-U.S. Relations”

    North Carolina State University (Raleigh) Anne-Marie Brady, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    “Marketing Dictatorship”


    Ohio State University (Columbus) Lloyd Neighbors, Senior Foreign Service (Ret.)
    “Chinese Foreign Policy Through the Eyes of an American Diplomat”


    University of Oklahoma, Schusterman Center (Tulsa) Doug Guthrie, The George Washington University
    “U.S.-China Trade Relations in the Era of New Leadership”


    Northwest China Council (Portland) Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University
    “China’s Food Safety Risks: Domestic and Global Implications”


    Bucknell University (Lewisburg) Margaret Lewis, Seton Hall University School of Law
    “The Bo Xilai Case and Rule of Law in China”

    Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) John Yasuda, University of Pennsylvania
    “China’s Food Safety Crisis: Its Causes and Potential Solutions”

    University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) Yanzhong Huang, Seton Hall University
    “In Pursuit of a Healthy China: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Implications for U.S.-China Relations”


    The Citadel (Charleston) Dennis Blasko, U.S. Army (Ret.)
    “U.S.-China Security Relations"

    Clemson University (Greenville) Douglas Paal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    “China’s Upcoming Reforms: Implications for U.S. Business”

    South Carolina State University (Orangeburg) Christian Murck
    “U.S.-China Relations: Business Opportunities for the American Southeast”


    South Dakota World Affairs Council (Brookings) Charles Freeman, Rock Creek Global Advisors


    Saint Edward’s University (Austin) Charyl Cross, St. Edward’s University, and Paul Bolt, U.S. Air Force Academy
    “The United States, Russia, and China: Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century”

    Asia Society Texas Center (Houston) Enrique Dussel Peters, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
    “China’s Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and New Triangular Relationships Between the U.S., Mexico, and China”


    Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (Salt Lake City) Ira Kasoff, APCO Worldwide
    “The Chinese Economy and U.S.-China Economic Relations”


    Champlain College (Burlington) Craig Pepin, Champlain College
    “Education and Authority in Modern China”

    Middlebury College (Middlebury) Henry Levine, Albright Stonebridge Group
    “China Goes Global: Economic Interests, International Interdependence, and Chinese Foreign Policy”


    University of Virginia (Charlottesville) Douglas Spelman, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
    “Reducing U.S.-China Mutual Distrust: Mission Possible?”

    George Mason University (Fairfax) Barbara Finamore, Natural Resources Defense Council
    “China’s Twin Climate and Pollution Crises: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Response”


    Everett Community College and the Tai Initiative (Everett) Michael McCune
    “Chinese Middle Class Pressures”

    Washington State University (Pullman) Nelson Dong, Dorsey & Whitney
    “Chinese Investment in the United States: A National Security Perspective”


    La Crosse-Luoyang Friendship Association (La Crosse) Daniel Wright
    “An Updated Strategic Rationale for U.S.-China Relations: From Washington to Iowa, Beijing to Chengdu”

    Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (Madison) Jason Rockett
    “Reforming the Dragon: The Third Plenum and Hopes of Economic Rebirth in China”


    American Chamber of Commerce (Beijing) Paul Haenle and Shi Han, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Huang Ping, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Timothy Stratford, Covington and Burling; moderated by Jamil Anderlini, Financial Times

    Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Joshua Rosenzweig, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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