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U.S.-China Relations through the Scope of History

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U.S.-China Relations through the Scope of History

U.S.-China Relations through the Scope of History

Date: Wednesday, April 26th
Time: 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location: Pacific Science Center

4:30-5:00 Introduction and curricular connections
5:00-6:00 Explore the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit
6:00-7:30 Program with John Pomfret

Registration fee: $30

Explore the one-of-a-kind Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit and then join us for a conversation with John Pomfret, former Washington post bureau chief in Beijing, and the author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom. Mr. Pomfret will discuss U.S.-China relations in a new administration, thinking about the ways that history informs current politics.

The first 30 registrants will receive a free copy of John Pomfret’s book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.

Our Featured Speaker:

Raised in New York City and educated at Stanford and Nanjing universities, John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist with The Washington Post. He has been a foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey and northeastern Iran. Pomfret has spent seven years covering China – one in the late 1980s during the Tiananmen Square protests and then from 1998 until the end of 2003 as the bureau chief for The Washington Post in Beijing. In 2003, Pomfret was awarded the Osborne Elliot Award for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society.

He is the author of the acclaimed book, Chinese Lessons, and has won several awards for his coverage of Asia, including the Osborne Elliot Prize. He holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and attended Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. Pomfret speaks, reads and writes Mandarin, having spent two years at Nanjing University in the early 1980s as part of one of the first groups of American students to study in China.

Registration fee:

$30, includes resource packet, entrance to exhibit, light dinner, and three OSPI clock hours

You can find more details on the World Affairs Council website.

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