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China Town Hall: Live webcast w/Ambassador Gary Locke
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 5:00pm

 Portland State's Institute for Asian Studies & the NW China Council of Portland host

 

 

Presented by

NCUSCR

 

 

 Gary Locke

 

LIVE WEBCAST

 

Gary F. Locke

  Ambassador to China 

 

Moderated by

Stephen A. Orlins

President, NCUSCR

 

 

LIVE in PORTLAND

 

Dudley Poston, Jr.

Texas A&M University 

 

Welcome by

David W. Kohl, President

Northwest China Council

 

 Dr. Poston


As the Presidential election approaches, the U.S.-China relationship is in the news for both economic and geopolitical reasons.  CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts. Ambassador Locke will deliver a special address to be broadcast live to audiences in 60 cities and towns across the United States. He will then respond to questions from audience members nationwide, moderated by Stephen Orlins.

 

Prof. Poston's talk in Portland is: China's Changing Demography: Impacts of Fertility, Ageing, and Migration on China, the U.S. and the World; and will address the impacts of the "one-child policy", rapidly ageing population, and rural-to-urban migration on China and the rest of the world.

 

Ambassador Gary F. Locke has been U.S. Ambassador to China since August 2011. Previously, he served as the Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011 where he was point person for achieving the President's National Export Initiative, which achieved a thirty-two percent increase in exports to China from 2009 to 2010. Before his appointment to the President's cabinet, Ambassador Locke served two terms as governor of Washington, where he helped double the state's exports to China, and as a partner in the Seattle office of the international law firm, David Wright Tremaine LLP, where he co-chaired the firm's China practice.

 

Dudley L. Poston, Jr. is Professor of Sociology, and the Abell Professor of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University. Dr. Poston's research interests include demography, human ecology, and the sociology of gender, with special attention to the populations of China, Taiwan, and Korea. While at Texas A&M, Dr. Poston also serves as Guest Professor of Demography at the People's University in Beijing, China; Guest Professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology at Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China; and Adjunct Professor of Demography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China. 

 

WHEN
Monday, October 29, 2012
TIME 
4:30 pm Registration & check-in
5:00-5:45 pm Gary Locke, live Webcast 
6:00-7:00 pm Dudley Poston, Jr., in person
WHERE
Academic and Student Rec Center, Room 001
Portland State University
1800 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
PARKING
PSU Parking Map, [click here]
COST
Free, and open to the public
REGISTER
Please register for headcount [click here]