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The Changing World and China-U.S. Relations

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies new Lecture Series on Power and Identity in Asia.

September 8, 2009 12:30pm to 12:00am

Ambassador Wu Jianmin
Member, Foreign Policy Advisory Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China

Ambassador Wu is currently Vice Chairman of the China Institute of Strategy and Management (CISM), Professor at China Foreign Affairs University, Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the People’s Republic of China, Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Expositions (BIE).  From 2003 to 2008, Ambassador Wu served as President of the China Foreign Affairs University, Executive Vice President of the China National Association for International Studies, Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Spokesman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. From 2003 to 2007, Ambassador Wu served as President of the International Bureau of Expositions, the first Asian to take up the post.  Earlier, he served as China’s Ambassador to France (1998-2003); to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and to other international organizations in S witzerland (1996-1998); and to the Netherlands (1994-1995).  Ambassador Wu graduated from the Department of French at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and from 1959 to 1971, interpreted numerous times for Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai.  In 1971 he became a member of China’s first delegate to the United Nations.  He was awarded the honor of Knight of the Foreign Legion of Honor by French President Jacques Chirac in 2003.

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