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China Town Hall with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski & China Environmental Issues & Climate Change

posted Nov 14, 2011, 5:42 PM by Rose City PDX
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National Committee on United States-China Relations








Zbigniew Brzenski  Counselor & Trustee

Center for Strategic
& International Studies
Washington, DC


Moderated by

Stephen A. Orlins

President, National Committee on U.S. - China Relations






Melinda Herrold-Menzies

Associate Professor of
Environmental Analysis

Pitzer College
Claremont, CA.


 Welcome by

Cathy Chinn, President

Northwest China Council







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.


Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski was National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom "for his role in the normalization of U.S. - Chinese relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States". Dr. Brzezinski will give an update on U.S. - China relations via live webcast from Washington, DC. He will then answer questions submitted from participating cities.


Dr. Melinda Herrold-Menzies is an Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pitzer College and The Claremont Colleges in the Intercollegiate Program of Environmental Analysis in Claremont, California. Her research focuses on conflicts around nature reserves and national parks in China and the Russian Far East. Other interests include environmental issues in China, conservation and development, gender issues, and California ecosystems.

Dr. Herrold-Menzies received her doctorate from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. in International Relations from Yale University. She will speak on China's response to environmental issues and climate change.


Co-sponsored by: NRC at UO

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
3:30 pm Registration & check-in
4:00-4:45 pm Zbigniew Brzenski, live Webcast, Washington, DC.
5:00-6:00 pm Melinda Herrold-Menzies, live event in Portland
6:00pm Adjourn
Univ. of Oregon White Stag Building
70 NW Couch Street, Portland OR 97209
$5 NWCC members & students, $15 general. Please add $5 if paying at the door. (Event includes coffee, tea, and cookies)
Register & pay online before Tuesday 11/15 noon [click here]
For directions, [click here]