China Town Hall to Feature National Webcast with Henry Kissinger

Monday, October 17, 2016
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Looking Ahead: Through a webcast, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will join the discussion on the current state of U.S.-China relations and the course of future foreign policy.

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will examine America's economic, political, and security relations with China during a campus town hall discussion and question-and-answer session on Tuesday, Oct. 18, that also will include local speakers. The free event, open to the public, will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Myers Hall Presentation Room.

Timothy Grose, assistant professor of China studies at Rose-Hulman, made sure the institute was selected as one of 70 locations selected to host the CHINA Town Hall session, organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the leading nonprofit nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries. Grose will serve as local moderator during the event.

China's 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, Grose says.

Kissinger will participate via a live webcast and answer questions from the nationwide audience. He will draw on his experience as national security advisor (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), along with his years teaching at Harvard University, to put the current state of U.S.-China relations in perspective and chart potential policy courses for the future. He also is author of "On China," chairman of Kissinger Associates, and a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

At Rose-Hulman, the town hall also will feature Antung Anthony Liu, assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.