2019 CHINA Town Hall
Join us at the 2019 CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations and locally hosted by the University of Minnesota China Center and Global Minnesota. It is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss Sino-U.S. issues with leading experts.
Free and open to the campus and community. Please RSVP below.
4:00 p.m. Reception with appetizers
4:45 p.m. Welcome and recognition of sponsors
5:00 p.m. Live webcast moderated by Mr. George Stephanopoulos, chief anchor of ABC News, featuring:
- Mr. Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
- Dr. Melanie Hart, senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress
- Dr. Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Dr. Ely Ratner, executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security
6:00 p.m. Local Speaker
- Mr. Chang Wang, Senior Partner for Immigration and Art Law, Kingsfield Law Office
Biography of Speakers
Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Steve Orlins has been president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations since 2005. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Carlyle Asia and the chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, one of Taiwan's largest cable television and high speed internet providers. Read more.
Melanie Hart, Director for China Policy, Center for American Progress
Dr. Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute based in Washington, D.C. Her most recent work focuses on developing a comprehensive U.S. strategy toward China, analyzing the domestic political factors driving Chinese foreign policy in the Xi Jinping era, tracking Chinese industrial policy in the energy and information technology sectors, and assessing China’s intentions toward the global order. Read more.
Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Yasheng Huang is Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as an associate dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s global partnership programs and its action learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. Read more.
Ely Ratner, Executive Vice President, Center for a New American Security
Ely Ratner is the executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he is a member of the executive team and responsible for managing the Center’s research agenda and staff. Dr. Ratner served from 2015 to 2017 as the deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and from 2011 to 2012 in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the State Department. Read more.
George Stephanopoulos, Chief Anchor, ABC News
George Stephanopoulos is ABC News’ chief anchor. He also serves as anchor of Good Morning America and anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. As chief anchor, Mr. Stephanopoulos leads the network’s coverage on all major live events and breaking news around the world. Read more.
Chang Wang, Kingsfield Law Office
Chang Wang is a licensed attorney in New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, and federal courts. He specializes in immigration law, art law, and foreign direct investment. Read more.