China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections – Event December 8

The Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (MCFR) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and invite you to participate in a special event, China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. The event will take place December 8 from 5:30-8:15 p.m., in the Pacific Room at the Edgewater Hotel located at 666 Wisconsin Avenue. Registration is required (details below). Download full event invite.

The program will open with a lecture by Albert Keidel, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council on “The Future of U.S.-China Economic Relations.”

Following Dr. Keidel’s presentation in Madison, we will join a national Web cast from Washington, D.C. featuring Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, will moderate this 45-minute portion of the program, comprised of a 15-minute talk, followed by a half hour question and answer session with Mr. Campbell – questions will be e-mailed in or taken from the audience members throughout the country.

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 40 cities throughout the United States.  Nationally this event is brought to you by the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Locally, the MCFR and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) organized this event with the support of many units at the UW-Madison including the Center for East Asian Studies, the Wisconsin China Initiative, the Center for International Business Education & Research, Global Studies, and the Division of International Studies.

5:30 p.m. – Doors open for registration and hors d’oeuvres
6:00 p.m.  – Keidel’s presentation and discussion
6:45 p.m. – Short break for hors d’oeuvres
7:00 p.m. – Campbell Web cast and Q&A
7:45-8:15 p.m.  – Discussion and Networking

Note free indoor parking is available at the Edgewater.

Registration and Payment:
– Sustaining members of the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (MCFR): Free
– Non-MCFR member guests, including those affiliated with the UW sponsors: $20 at the door
– Attending MCFR members and spouses/partners of members: $20 at the door
– Funding assistance available see below.

If you are planning to attend the December 8 event (without funding assistance) , please RSVP to by Friday, December 4.