ICC Chinese Language Institute and Peoria Area World Affairs Council co-host live China Town Hall event Oct. 24

            Illinois Central College Chinese Language Institute and Peoria Area World Affairs Council will co-host the 11th annual China Town Hall event, an eighty-city webcast featuring former National Security Advisor and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice. The local, live webcast takes place Tues., Oct. 24 from 5:45 to 8 pm in the Arbor Hall Auditorium, Room 111, on the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. Chinese tea will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

The national event is presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations with a goal to engage in a conversation on China and the complex U.S.-China relationship, as well as its influence on the U.S. economy, policies, and security.

The event has two components: a webcast hosted at approximately eighty venues nationwide and featuring Ambassador Rice, as well as an on-site China specialist and moderator, which will be ICC Assistant Professor of History Stan Mendenhall at the Peoria location. Attendees at the local events will submit questions to Ambassador Rice through their local moderator.

More about Ambassador Rice

Ambassador Susan E. Rice was national security advisor (2013-2017) for the Obama administration and U.S. permanent representative to the UN (2009-2013), as well as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs and senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council. Her critical role as a presidential advisor developing and executing policies U.S. foreign policy make her perspective on the relationship especially relevant during this uncertain time in the bilateral relationship.

For information on the national program and on the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, visit ncuscr.org/content/2017-china-town-hall-susan-rice

For more information about the cohosts, contact Shari West at the ICC Chinese Language Institute at swest@icc.edu, and visit the Peoria World Affairs Council website at pawac.org/about-us.html


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