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Trinity College to Host Discussion about China with Local Panel and Webcast Featuring Ambassador Susan E. Rice

WHAT: The World Affairs Council of Connecticut and the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College present “China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.” A local panel discussion will be followed by a webcast featuring Ambassador Susan E. Rice, hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


WHERE: Mather Hall, Washington Room

Trinity College

300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106


WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Panel Discussion: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Webcast: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Background: The panel of speakers will feature Peter C. Bennett, career services and corporate outreach at the UConn School of Business; Donald Chapman, director of community and small business development for the City of Hartford; Dave Manke, vice president for international government relations for United Technologies Corporation (UTC); Dong Xue, Consul, Economic & Commercial Office, the Consulate General of China, New York; and will be moderated by Xiangming Chen, director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice served President Obama as a national security advisor and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. In her role as national security advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017, Rice led the National Security Council staff and chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee. She was responsible for coordinating the formulation and implementation of all aspects of the administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence, and military efforts.