Thursday, October 24, 2013
SC State University will partner with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations to host the CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving more than 60 cities throughout the United States, designed to provide Americans the opportunity to discuss U.S.-China relations with leading experts.
In 1997, Albright was appointed Secretary of State, becoming the nation’s first female to serve in the position. At the time, she was the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Prior to her appointment, Albright served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and was a member of the president’s Cabinet. Albright chairs the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and serves as chair of the Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. A professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Albright was chosen by President Barack Obama to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She received the nation’s highest civilian honor in 2012 in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
Hosting the CHINA Town Hall complements S.C. State’s existing China-related academic and social engagement initiatives. As part of its foreign language options, the university offers the popular Mandarin Chinese courses, and enrolls students from China. In addition, one SC State student, Kendall Brice, a junior computer science major, participated in a study-abroad program in China last summer.
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and strong relationships between the United States and China.
Free and open to the public, SC State encourages entrepreneurs and members of the business community to attend the event as well as SC State faculty and students, especially those in the School of Business. For more information, contact Dr. Learie Luke, director of the Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs, at (803) 533-3615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.