China Town Hall

October 9, 2017

Web cast – Susan Rice, 6 p.m. On-site speaker – Eric Fish, 7 p.m. Program begins with webcast with Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations interviewing former UN Ambassador Susan Rice.  Following the National programming, we will have a short break with refreshments.  Our local speaker, Eric Fish author of “China’s…

The Future of Korea

October 9, 2017

Panelists:  Representatives of the Korean Economic Institute, Washington DC Three expert panelists will assess the future of Korea in light of global trade issues, North Korean nuclear threat and Pacific maneuvering by China.  Our expert panelists include: Jang Hohyun (Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the republic of Korea), Zachary Alexander Rosner (Republic of Korea…

SDSU Speaker Series: Leading thinkers about important issues of our time

August 30, 2017

Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Trump Era Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 PM | Crothers Engineering Hall Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D., Keio University The Wit of the Wosters Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30 PM | Hilton M. Briggs Library The Wosters – Jim, Kevin, Terry and Mary Alice Haug The Erosion of Civilization Monday,…

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Audiences, primarily of middle, secondary and university students as well as community members and government and business leaders, engage in conversation about world affairs. Whether it comes from asking questions in a lecture setting or having one-on-one conversation with visiting heads of state, people on all sides come away enriched.

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Participants in SDWAC programs are changed by listening to speakers, traveling to another country as part of an exchange, being in a classroom to learn from a guest speaker or traveled teacher, or hosting international visitors. Resulting enrichment gives each one better knowledge with which to respond to challenges of the 21st century.

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