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CHINA Town Hall with Henry A. Kissinger (via interactive webcast) & Erin Ennis (in person)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6:00 - 6:45PM Local Discussion with Q&A; 7:00 - 8:00PM National Webcast

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids 49504

CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 70 cities throughout the United States.

Join the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan during the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall, featuring a live webcast discussion with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins. Prior to this webcast, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will be hosting China specialists Erin Ennis and Y.K. Wang.

About Henry Kissinger:

Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon's 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations.

In addition to his years as national security advisor (1969-1975) and Secretary of State (1973-1977), Dr. Kissinger has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.

Among the awards Dr. Kissinger has received have been a Bronze Star from the U.S. Army in 1945; the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973; the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation's highest civilian award) in 1977; and the Medal of Liberty (given one time to ten foreign-born American leaders) in 1986.


About Local Speakers Erin Ennis and Y.K. Wang:

Flying in from Washington, D.C. as our special guest, Ms. Ennis is an expert on doing business with China and the larger Asian market.

She is Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council. She also leads a coalition of other trade associations on issues of interest to companies working with China.

Dr. Wang specializes in international relations, historical China, Taiwanese security, and U.S.-China Relations.

He is Associate Professor in Political Science at Western Michigan University. He was an International Security Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies.


Event is free to attend.  Public is invited.  Free parking available.  No RSVP needed.
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Thank you to supporting partners:
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum


This event is graciously underwritten by Amway.

Event Type: Lectures 

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