Sunday, October 12, 2014

"CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" at Pitt, October 16.

The University of Pittsburgh will host a presentation on coal energy in China and a webcast by former President of the United States Jimmy Carter for its "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" on October 16. From the University Center for International Studies:
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in collaboration with The Carter Center is conducting the eighth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections program at more than 70 locations nationwide featuring a live webcast and Q&A with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. President Carter’s discussion and responses to questions submitted by the nationwide audience will be moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

In addition to the national portion of the program, each venue will have a prominent China specialist on site to address topics of interest to the local community, including economics and trade, energy and the environment, security and other issues. Pittsburgh’s China specialist will be Ailun Yang of the World Resources Institute, speaking on “Coal and Sustainability in China—What’s the Future?”
The event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in 4130 Posvar Hall (map) and is free and open to the public.