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China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Mon, Oct 28, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
State Room East Indiana Memorial Union

China Town: Local Connections, National Reflections

7th Annual China Town Hall

A national day of programming on China involving 50 cites throughout the United States

China's rapid development and Sino-American rela-tions have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts.

5:30 "The Historical Development and Current Status of Chinese Non-Profit Organizations" by Dr. Wenqi Dong, the Associate Professor, School of Public Administration Central South University, China

6:15 "China, the International Community, and the Problems of Borders" by Dr. Gardner Bovingdon, Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Political Science, Asst. Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

7:00 "Issues in US-China Relations" Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, the 64th United States Secretary of State

7:45 Closing Commentary


Dr. Wenqi Dong

Dr. Wenqi Dong is an Associate Professor with the School of Public Administation at Central South University in China. Her research interests include non-profit marketing, the Chinese welfare security system, and the third sector. She is current a visiting research scholar at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Dong has published two books, Study on the Co-marketing of Non-profit Organizations and Community Public Management, and more than twenty papers.

Dr. Gardner Bovingdon

Gardner Bovingdon is Associate Professor in the departments of Central Eurasian Studies, International Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He is also adjunct in the departments of Political Science and History. He specializes in the study of identity politics and territorial conflict with a focus on China, Taiwan, and Central Asia. He has written a number of articles and book chapters on politics in Xinjiang, historiography, and China's policies toward non-Hans. His book, The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land, was published by Columbia in 2010. He is now conducting research on national identity and urban planning in Kazakhstan.

Fmr. Secretary of State Madeline Albright

Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secre- tary of State of the United States. At the time, she was the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.


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