March 21, 2013
Seattle University faculty and staff
join China experts from the Pacific Northwest for a regional leadership summit
on U.S.-China subnational relations. The “New Directions Facilitating Trust”
conference is set for April 12 in Casey Commons. The conference
focuses on future economic and diplomatic relations with China. Included on the
agenda are retired U.S. State Department Minister-Counselor Donald Bishop,
previously the Country Public Affairs Officer in Beijing; Washington State China
Relations Council Founding President Bob Anderson, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee;
Sidney Rittenberg and Wang Yulin of Rittenberg and Associates, and Board Chair
of the Washington State Chinese Art & Culture Committee Ruoxi Zhang. Joining
them are Professor Ming
Feng, chair of the Modern
Languages and Cultures Department and affiliated faculty of the Asian
Studies Program, Albers
School of Business and Economics Professor David
Reid, and Associate Provost of Global Engagement Victoria Jones.
“The U.S. and China hold the key to finding collective solutions to many
of the global challenges we face in the 21st century,” said Professor Enyu
Zhang, Director of the Asian Studies Program. “China has had an important
relationship with the Pacific Northwest."
"The daylong conference will
present a diversity of perspectives and experiences that are critical for anyone
interested in international relations and doing business with China,” said
Carson Tavenner, the conference organizer and founder of The Tai Initiative. Registration and agenda are here.
This conference is hosted by the Asian Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Albers
Center for Global Business, and the Office of Global Engagement.
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