The campus community is invited to participate in the first ever Idaho China Town Hall, a joint event between the National Committee on U.S. China Relations and Boise State University.
“China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both countries,” said Jack Marr, College of Business and Economics international business professor and event organizer. “These issues include both the big, such as security and the environment, as well as the local, such as consumer product standards and prices.”
The event will consist of three parts:
From 5-6 p.m. a live webcast discussion will be held in the Skaggs Hall of Learning moderated by National U.S. China Relations Committee President Stephen Orlins and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Questions can be submitted online or via Twitter using#CTH16 to the national speakers. Those who cannot attend this webcast also may listen online at ncuscr.org.
Beginning at 6 p.m. an in-person talk in the Skaggs Hall of Learning with Idaho Republican Party Chairman, fluent Mandarin speaker and former White House advisor Stephen Yates. Following Yates’ talk will be a panel discussion with Marr, Garry Wenske, director of the Frank Church Institute, and Bryant Jones, director of external affairs for the School of Public Service. The panel will take questions by the audience on issues relevant to Idaho China relations.
From 7-8 p.m. light refreshments will be served and attendees will have a chance to network in the Jackson Commons.
The Idaho China Town Hall is sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. China relations and Boise State University’s Office of the President, and co-sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, the School of Public Service, the Frank Church Institute and the International Business Organization.
This event is free and open to students and the public but seating is limited. RSVP for the Idaho China Town Hall and come early to make sure you get a seat.