Portland State's Institute for Asian Studies & the NW China Council of Portland host
CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China hosted by more than 60 cities throughout the United States.
DATE: Monday, October 28, 2014
TIME: 3:30 PM, Registration & check-in
4:00-4:45 PM, Webcast with Madeliene Albright
5:00-6:00 PM, Live presentation on the topic of Food Safety in China by Dr. Elizabeth Wishnic.
Attendees are welcome to drop in and attend any portion of this event.
LOCATION: PSU campus, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296-8
ADDRESS: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland
China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. 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. This program, which will feature a live webcast with Madeleine Albright, the 64th United States Secretary of State, followed by Elizabeth Wishnick in Portland.
China’s Food Safety Risks: Domestic and Global Implications, by Elizabeth Wishnick. Food safety risks abound in China placing millions of Chinese consumers at risk. Now that China has become a player in global food production, however, China’s food safety issues, compounded by pervasive pollution, also increasingly affect U.S. consumers. In recent years the Chinese government has struggled to address persistent food safety problems, leading China’s growing middle class to seek safer alternatives to suspect domestic production. This creates new pressures on global food markets, but also opportunities for U.S. exporters and U.S-China cooperation in food safety.
Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secretary of State of the United States. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
Elizabeth Wishnick is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University and a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Her current book project, China as a Risk Society, addresses the security and foreign policy consequences for the Asia-Pacific region of oil, water, and food risks in China. She writes regularly on great power relations and regional development in Asia and has published several articles on food safety in China, as well as one on the emerging Chinese wine market. Dr. Wishnick was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from May-January 2012 and a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong in 2002-03. She was previously a fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Davis Center at Harvard University. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. from Barnard College. She speaks Chinese, Russian and French.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Committee on US-China Relations, Northwest China Council, and PSU Institute for Asian Studies. CHINA Town Hall, a national day of programming on China involving more than 60 cities throughout the United States, is generously underwritten by the Starr Foundation.
Free & open to the public