11/16 Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy to Host Fifth Annual China Town Hall
Featuring a live webcast by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski,Former National Security Advisor, followed by a presentation, and question and answer period, with visiting guest speaker, I. Allen Barber, Founder of the Denver-Hainan Corporation
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) has been selected to host and present the Fifth Annual China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States, on Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory at Westminster College.
The program will feature a live webcast by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, National Committee on U.S-China Relations President. The program will be followed by a presentation, and question and answer period, with visiting guest speaker, I. Allen Barber, Founder of the Denver-Hainan Corporation, moderated by Dr. Jin Wang, Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business at Westminster College.
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski served as national security advisor to the president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, Zbigniew Brzezinski received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S. Chinese relations, and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States. This former member of the Columbia University (1960-89) and Harvard University (1953-60) faculties is currently a professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
I. Allen Barber began working with Chinese executives and officials in 1987, assisting with the development of Hainan Island, then a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ). He focused on infrastructure and technology projects necessary for the economic growth of Hainan. He founded the Denver-Hainan Corporation (DHC) in April 1989 to assist state owned enterprise (SOE) executives with modernizing their companies by identifying potential U.S. partner companies, then structuring relationships benefiting both sides. DHC evolves with a rapidly changing China, and now works on many projects throughout China and the United States.
CHINA Town Hall is organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) and generously underwritten by the Starr Foundation.
WHO: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor
WHAT: CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
National webcast featuring Dr. Brzezinski
Former National Security Advisor
Moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, President,
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Followed by a Presentation and Question and Answer period featuring visiting guest speaker, I. Allen Barber, Founder, Denver-Hainan Corporation
Moderated by Dr. Jin Wang, Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
About the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501-c-3 organization dedicated to promoting global understanding and respect between the people of Utah and other nations. UCCD is a private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Each year, UCCD welcomes over 500 emerging leaders from around the world to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. UCCD is also the Utah chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America. More information is available at www.utahdiplomacy.org.