China Town Hall – Live Webcast With Dr. Henry Kissinger Followed By Interactive Panel Discussion

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
 
CIR News:
 
Live webcast discussion with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State, moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations followed by an interactive panel discussion with Mr. Brian Goldbeck and CIR Board President, Mr. Herb Thomas, both retired from U.S. State Department, previously stationed in China.
 
Date: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18
Location: Southwest Annex, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Cost: $20 Non-members; $15 CIR Members
 
The Council on International Relations is pleased to present a live webcast discussion with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State, moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations followed by a moderated and interactive panel discussion with Mr. Brian Goldbeck, recently retired after 32 years with the State Department, including postings in Beijing, Honk Kong, and Guangzhou; and CIR Board President, Mr. Herb Thomas, who also served in China as a foreign service officer from 1985-1988.
 
This will be a national day of programming on China involving about 70 cities throughout the United States. The Santa Fe webcast and panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.at the Southwest Annex, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive.
 
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. To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting this tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.
 
Henry Alfred Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until Jan. 20, 1977.  He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until Nov. 3, 1975.
 
In July 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to chair the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America until it ceased operation in January 1985, and from 1984-1990 he served as a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. From 1986-1988 he was a member of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy of the National Security Council and Defense Department. He has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board since 2001.
 
At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; a Counselor to and Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; an Honorary Governor of the Foreign Policy Association; and an Honor Member of the International Olympic Committee.
 
Cost for this event, is $20 each for non-members and $15 each for CIR members. There is no charge for qualified students. For more information on registering for this event, go to the Council’s website at www.sfcir.org or telephone the office at 982.4931, ext. 102.
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