Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak with audiences at Bucknell University and more than 95 locations across the United States during the 12th annual CHINA Town Hall webcast on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. Sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and The China Institute at Bucknell University, the event features an interactive webcast discussion with Rice on the complex Sino-American relationship, and an on-site discussion with Bucknell political science and international relations Zhiqun Zhu on specific China-related issues within the local community.
China’s emergence as a global power, its role as a major trade partner amid recent frictions, and its potential as a collaborator on key U.S. global policy initiatives ensure that U.S.-China relations will affect the lives of all Americans. CHINA Town Hall will help audiences around the country understand the challenges and opportunities of what has been characterized as the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century.
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. 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.
Zhu’s teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, East Asian political economy, and U.S.-China relations. Also the chair of international relations at Bucknell, he is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and is frequently quoted by national and international media on Chinese and East Asian affairs.
For over 50 years, the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR) has been the leading national, non-partisan, nonprofit public affairs organization devoted to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and Greater China.
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