Oct 12, 2014

St. Edward's University to Host "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" Webcast Featuring 39th President Jimmy Carter

AUSTIN, Texas - Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is the featured webcast speaker for the 8th annual CHINA Town Hall, discussing 35 years of U.S.-China relations, as part of the Conversations at the Carter Center speaker series.

This annual live webcast gives Americans across the U.S. the opportunity to discuss China's rapid development, Sino-American relations, and the  direct impact on our lives. The webcast is moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Immediately following the live webcast and Q&A session with President Carter, local China experts will discuss "Corporate Responsibility Among Transnational Corporations Operating in China"

St. Edward's University - Jones Auditorium
Thursday, Oct. 16 

6 - 7 p.m.  CHINA Town Hall live webcast and Q&A with President Jimmy Carter

7 - 8 p.m.  Panel discussion: "Corporate Responsibility Among Transnational Corporations Operating in China"

Angelos Angelou (Moderator), Founder and Principal Executive Officer, AngelouEconomics; and Founder, International Accelerator

  • Expert on technology-based economic development, site location, public policy, investment attraction and business development.

Betsy Neidel, Founder, Blue Heron Holdings, LLC

  • Senior advisor specializing in US-China business and intercultural strategy and intercultural consultant, working with organizations and individuals to identify and address challenges particular to US-China business.

Brian Magierski, Co-Founder, President and Board Member, Appconomy

  • Oversees Appconomy's product, sales, finance, business development and China operations. Led the company's China launch, including landmark partnership with Neusoft Corporation, China's largest IT and Solutions provider.

Ying McGuire, Vice President, International Operations and Business Development, Technology Integration Group

  • Global leader with experience in sales, marketing, procurement, operations, and diversity, with extensive experience in China.

Space is limited. Please RSVP for this event here. Parking is available in the surface parking lots near Recreation and Convocation Center.

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) was the 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. Under Carter’s leadership, on January 1, 1979, the United States established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. In 1982, he became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded The Carter Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that addresses national and international issues of public policy. Since leaving office, President Carter has visited China 12 times, including most recently in September 2014.

The National Committee on United States-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China.

Contact:

Program Information: www.ncuscr.org/cth

Joseph Weed, Director of Communications

National Committee on United States-China Relations (www.ncuscr.org)

Tel: (212) 645-9677, ext. 11  -  jweed [at] ncuscr.org