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China Town Hall
Local Connections, National Reflections
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 05:30pm - 08:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave. Columbus, OH 43201

This event is free. For more information, please contact Jeff Chan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (614) 247-6893.

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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. The eighth annual CHINA Town Hall will be held on October 16, 2014, at 7 p.m.

The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to present this program, which will feature a live webcast with President Carter, followed (or preceded) by local presentations from on-site China specialists addressing topics of particular interest to the community. Each program is co-sponsored by the National Committee and a local organization(s). CHINA Town Hall is generously underwritten by the Starr Foundation.

The Institute for Chinese Studies at The Ohio State University is typically the only local partner of this event in the entire state of Ohio, and is one of sixty-odd local partners in cities across the United States. The Institute for Chinese Studies and Mershon Center for International Security Studies are proud to be the local co-sponsors of this event in Columbus, Ohio.

Local Speaker:

Nicholas R. Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he served at the University of Washington, where he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1991 to 1995. From 1997 through the spring of 2000, he was also the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Finance at the Yale University School of Management. He is an expert on the Chinese economy.

Lardy's most recent books are Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China (2014) and Sustaining China's Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis (2012). His previous books include The Future of China's Exchange Rate Policy (2009) (co-authored with Morris Goldstein), Integrating China into the Global Economy (2002), China's Unfinished Economic Revolution (1998), China in the World Economy (1994), Foreign Trade and Economic Reform in China, 1978–1990 (1992); Agriculture in China's Modern Economic Development (1983), and Economic Growth and Distribution in China (1978).

Lardy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the editorial boards of Asia Policy and the China Review.

He received his B.A. from University of Wisconsin in 1968 and Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1975, both in economics.

National Speaker:

The Institute for Chinese Studies, in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, is pleased to announce the eighth annual CHINA Town Hall, to take place on Thursday, Ocrober 16, 2014. The event is held in collaboration with The Carter Center in Atlanta.

This evening's event is part of the "Conversations at The Carter Center" speaker series. The national webcast features President Jimmy Carter, who will discuss the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China 35 years ago, when he was president, as well as current issues in Sino-American relations. National Committee president Steve Orlins will moderate this 45-minute portion of the program, comprised of a 15-minute talk followed by half an hour during which President Carter will respond to questions submitted by audience members throughout the country.

This event is co-sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the Institute for Chinese Studies and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University


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