Yale hosts discussion on U.S. - China relations and talk by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

October 15, 2013. New Haven, Conn.—To help Americans better understand China’s rapid development and the dynamic relationship between the United States and China, Yale’s Council on East Asian Studies, Yale’s Programs in International Educational Resources and the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations are jointly sponsoring a live webcast address by Madeleine Albright, the 64th United States Secretary of State, followed by a panel discussion on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Part of the seventh annual “CHINA Town Hall, National Reflections, Local Connections,” the two-part, free and public event takes place in the auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. Because space is limited, those interested in attending the event should contact eastasian.studies@yale.edu to register.

Albright’s 7 p.m. address will be webcast to audiences in over 60 cities and towns across the U. S. and will include the Secretary’s response following her talk to questions from audience members nationwide moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The webcast can be viewed live at http://www.ncuscr.org/cth.

A panel discussion will follow the webcast and features: Yale faculty member from the department of sociology Deborah Davis; senior research scholar and executive director of Yale’s China Law Center Jamie P. Horsley; Yale World Fellow and vice president of China Foundation for the Alleviation of Poverty Wang Xingzui; and executive director of the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Edward Wittenstein.

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, Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secretary 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, Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. 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. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. 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.

The Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) and the Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) are headquartered in the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. CEAS promotes education about East Asia both in the college curricula and through lectures and workshops, conferences, cultural events, and educational activities open to faculty, students, K-16 educators, and the general public. CEAS has been designated a National Resource Center for the study of East Asian languages and cultures by the U.S. Department of Education. Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) develops programs designed to advance understanding of international and world regional issues through outreach to education, business, media, and the public. The National Committee on United States-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China. 

Contact Information:

Marilyn Wilkes

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

(203) 432-3413