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Herbert G. Klein Lecture

Clark T. Randt, Jr., is the longest serving United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

April 21, 2008 10:30am to 11:30am



Clark T. Randt, Jr. is the longest serving United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Randt has represented the U.S. in China since July 2001.


Prior to becoming ambassador, Mr. Randt spent more than thirty years as an Asia-based lawyer doing business in China. For example he headed Shearman & Sterling’s China practice. He is a member of the New York and Hong Kong bars and is a recognized expert on Chinese law. Mr. Randt previously served in the Beijing embassy as First Secretary and Commercial Attache (1982-84). He is a former Governor and First Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Amb. Randt earned his bachelors degree at Yale University (1968) and his juris doctor degree at the University of Michigan (1975).


 Herbert G. Klein is a USC graduate and a Life Trustee. He headed two major media organizations, Metromedia and Copley Newspapers and was a longtime advisor to Richard Nixon. Mr. Klein was President Nixon’s communications director, accompanying him on his historic 1972 visit to China. He was editor in chief of Copley Newspapers, a chain of nine daily and eight weekly newspapers, whose flagship paper is the San Diego Union - Tribune. Since retiring from the Copley Press, Mr. Klein has continued to research and write on a great variety of topics, including how China is changing. In Making It Perfectly Clear, Mr. Klein drew on his experience working in five presidential campaigns to discuss the love - hate relationship between politicians and the press. J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. Ambassador to China, delivered the 2007 USC Klein Lecture. You can watch it at

The Herbert G. Klein Lecture is sponsored by the USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.


Parking at USC

Enter campus at Gate 4 on Jefferson Blvd at Royal Street. At the gate, tell the attendant that you are attending the USCI event at the Davidson Conference Center. The parking fee is $8. The conference center is directly east of the parking structure, at the intersection of Jefferson Blvd and Figueroa. Click here to view and print a map of the USC campus.

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