CHINA TOWN HALL: Local Connections, National Reflections
Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 p.m.
The Southwest Annex, SF University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
$15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests
CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving about 70 cities throughout the United States. Join us as we welcome Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State, in a live webcast discussion, moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Following this discussion, we will have a moderated and interactive panel discussion with Mr. Brian Goldbeck, recently retired after 32 years with the State Department, including postings in Beijing, Honk Kong, and Guangzhou; and CIR Board President, Mr. Herb Thomas, who also served in China as a foreign service officer from 1985—1988.
China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both countries. To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting this tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.
Henry Alfred Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975. In July 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to chair the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America until it ceased operation in January 1985, and from 1984-1990 he served as a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. From 1986-1988 he was a member of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy of the National Security Council and Defense Department. He has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board since 2001. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; a Counselor to and Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; an Honorary Governor of the Foreign Policy Association; and an Honor Member of the International Olympic Committee.