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CHINA Town Hall with Ambassador Susan Rice In cooperation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the World Affairs Council of Maine presents a CHINA Town Hall Local Connections, National Reflections
October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00PM
Moot Courtroom, University of Maine Law School
246 Deering Ave, Portland, ME
The World Affairs Council of Maine in cooperation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations presents CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections with Former Ambassador Susan Rice and Dr. Patricia M. Kim. China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.
During the webcast, Amb. Susan Rice will take questions submitted via email and Twitter from members of the audiences around the country.
About Amb. Susan Rice
In addition to her foreign policy experience as National Security Advisor (2013-2017) and U.S. permanent Representative to the UN (2009-2013), Ambassador Rice also served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. Her decades of public service and critical role in developing and executing the Obama administration’s policies towards China make her perspective on the relationship especially relevant as we navigate this uncertain time in the bilateral relationship. To view Ambassador Rice’s full bio click here
About Dr. Patricia M. Kim
Patricia M. Kim specializes in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian security issues. Her current research portfolio includes projects on the North Korean nuclear crisis and the future of the Korean Peninsula, the United States and China’s competition for influence in East Asia, and a book manuscript on high-level negotiations between the United States and China from the 1970s to the present day. Her writing has been featured in International Security, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Before joining CFR, she held fellowships with the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She holds a BA in political science and Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in politics from Princeton University.