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CHINA Town Hall feat. Condoleezza Rice (via Webcast) & Cynthia Watson

Oct 9, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a town hall style meeting:

A National Conversation about China Featuring Secretary Condoleezza Rice via webcast and Dr. Cynthia Watson of the National War College live. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
University of Pittsburgh Law Building – Alcoa Room

Live webcast starts promptly at 6pm – registration and check in is available from 5:30pm onwards. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE – but attendees must register below. Space is limited!

CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation on China taking place in scores of communities throughout the United States and in Greater China.  The two-part event features an interactive webcast discussion and Q&A with Secretary Rice on the complex Sino-American relationship, as well as an expert speaker on-site to discuss specific China-related issues that have an impact on the local community.

Opportunities to submit questions to Secretary Rice in advance will be emailed to attendees shortly before the event. Attendance is free but seating is limited, so registration is necessary.

After the live webcast with Secretary Rice,  our local expert, Dr. Cynthia Watson from the National War College, will give a brief presentation on China’s role in regional security.   Audience Q&A will follow. The event is provided in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.

About the Speakers

Secretary Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Read Secretary Rice’s full bio.

Dr. Cynthia Watson, National War College

Dr. Cynthia A. Watson, Dean of Faculty & Academic Programs as of March 2018,  joined the Faculty in August 1992. Dr. Watson earned a MA from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Her undergraduate alma mater, University of Missouri-Kansas City, honoured her as Alumna of the Year in 2011.  Dr. Watson has served on the Governing Boards of a number of professional organizations and the Editorial Board of Third World Quarterly. She is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the Society for Military History.  Her first edition (2002) of U.S. National Security received CHOICE’s designation as a Book of the Year.




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