• TN-China Network Blog

    CHINA Town Hall Events Held in Knoxville & Nashville in October 2017

    On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, TN-China Network (TNCN) joined 80+ communities across the United States in a national conversation on China, featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice, moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR), and on-site discussions in both Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee. Approximately 100 people total attended the two Tennessee CHINA Town Hall events.

    The on-site speaker in Knoxville was Dr. William Hurst of Northwestern University, speaking on “China’s Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump”. The event took place at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) Howard Baker Center for Public Policy Toyota Auditorium. The event was organized by the NCUSCR, the UTK Department of History, and TNCN. It was sponsored by the UTK Asian Studies Program, the Baker Center, and the UTK Confucius Institute.

    The on-site speaker in Nashville was Jim Lambert, Sales Director of FCStone Merchant Services, LLC, and Board Member of TNCN. The event took place at the Belmont University Massey Business Center. The event was organized by NCUSCR, Tennessee World Affairs Council (TNWAC), Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council, TNCN, and Belmont University Center for International Business.

    For photos from the two events, see below.


    Knoxville Event

    (Knoxville event photos taken by Hannah Pan Photography. Thank you!)

    Dr. James Hudson of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville History Department welcoming attendees to the CHINA Town Hall

    Knox County Commissioner Evelyn Gill listening to speaker during CHINA Town Hall event in Knoxville

    Dr. William Hurst of Northwestern speaking on US-China relations

    Joshua Buchanan of Joseph Construction asking a question during the CHINA Town Hall


    Nashville Event

    (Thank you Salwa Saba for taking our Nashville event photos.)

    Jim Lambert of FCStone Merchant Services and Board Member of TNCN speaking at the CHINA Town Hall in Nashville

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