U.S.-China relations is topic of China town hall and national webcast

To help Americans better understand the dynamic relationship between the United States and China and answer questions on critical issues that impact Americans on a daily basis, there will be a live webcast and Q&A with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, followed by a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, in collaboration with The Carter Center, are jointly sponsoring the two-part event. Part of the eighth-annual “China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections” program, it will take place in the auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Contact eastasian.studies@yale.edu to register. 

Carter’s 7 p.m. address is a webcast to audiences at more than 70 locations nationwide and will include responses to questions submitted by the nationwide audience moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. A panel discussion following the webcast will feature: David Bach, dean of the Executive MBA and Global Programs at the Yale School of Management; Shu “George” Chen, Yale World Fellow and financial editor of the South China Morning Post; and Yale faculty members Deborah Davis (sociology) and Jessica C. Weiss (political science).

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter Jr.) was the 39th president of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. Under Carter’s leadership, on Jan. 1, 1979, the United States established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. In 1982, he became the University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded The Carter Center, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that addresses national and international issues of public policy. Since leaving office, Carter has visited China 12 times, including most recently last month.

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University promotes education about East Asia both in the college curricula and through lectures and workshops, conferences, cultural events, and educational activities open to faculty, students, K-16 educators, and the general public. CEAS has been designated a National Resource Center for the study of East Asian languages and cultures by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Committee on United States-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China.

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