Bob & Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture

The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Griffin Lecture

Building a legacy for their children and for Minnesota, Bob and Kim Griffin created an endowment fund at the China Center to establish the “Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture.” The Griffin’s substantial gift reflects their commitment to promoting the mutual respect between the two cultures and their passion to connect people to China. 

Bob Griffin founded Griffin International Companies in 1997, which became one of the country’s leading sales and marketing firms, working extensively in Asia and in the U.S. In 2016, the Griffin International Companies joined Established Brands and U&I Entertainment to become CITIES Market Studios, where Griffin served as Chief Business Officer.