Wisconsin China Initiative Board Meeting 2009

The Wisconsin China Initiative welcomed advisory board members from around the world for their annual meeting September 23-24. The two-day assembly included a board meeting to address topics such as developing “Global Talent”; a lunch presentation on the Governor’s Trade Mission to China; a free and public panel discussion on China and the Global Economic Crisis [click here to view]; and student engagement opportunities and presentations that focused on internships in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

The September 24 lunch presentation included Zach Brandon, executive assistant of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Mary Regel, director of International in the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, giving their first impressions since returning from the Governor’s Trade Mission to China and Japan. Their talk was followed by a panel discussion on “China and the Global Economic Crisis.”

Learn about the Wisconsin China Initiative
The Wisconsin China Initiative is composed of faculty, alumni, and leaders in business and government who recognize the importance of China to the economic and political future of Wisconsin and the United States. The Division of International Studies established this exceptional group to create new partnerships between Chinese higher education institutions and UW-Madison, while continuing to develop plans for strategic engagements between China and the State of Wisconsin.

More information, please contact Richard Miller, China Initiative Program Manager: rcmiller@wisc.edu

Wisconsin China Initiative Board Reception and Board Meeting:

Photographs by Derek Jennings