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CHINA Town Hall – Nashville

October 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council, the International Business Council of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the International Center for Business at Belmont University, and TN-China Network in association with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations present


CHINA Town Hall:

Local Connections, National Reflections


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

4:45 pm – 6:15pm CT


Belmont University, Frist Lecture Hall
Inman Health Sciences Building


Presenting an Exclusive National Webcast

Secretary Condoleezza Rice

Secretary Rice headshot


Local On-Site Nashville Discussant

Dr. Thomas Schwartz of Vanderbilt University

4:30 Registration / Meet & Greet
4:45 Welcome / Dr. Schwartz Remarks
5:00 Dr. Condoleezza Rice via Webcast
5:45 Dr. Schwartz Discussion and Q&A


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China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

The 12th annual China Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 90+ venues across the United States and Greater China, and feature Secretary Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, as the national webcast speaker. The webcast will take place from 5:00 to 5:45 pm CDT, and will be accompanied by a presentation by Dr. Thomas Schwartz of Vanderbilt University.

Secretary Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Read Secretary Rice’s full bio.

Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States at Vanderbilt University, with related interests in Modern European history and the history of international relations. He is the author of America’s Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany(Harvard, 1991), which was translated into German, Die Atlantik Brücke(Ullstein, 1992). The book examined the “dual containment” policy of the United States in Germany, a policy which sought to integrate Germany into the West while using her resources and strength to contain the Soviet Union. This book received the Stuart Bernath Book Prize of the Society of American Foreign Relations, and the Harry S. Truman Book Award, given by the Truman Presidential Library. He is also the author of Lyndon Johnson and Europe: In the Shadow of Vietnam(Harvard, 2003), which examined the Johnson Administration’s policy toward Europe and assessed the impact of the war in Vietnam on its other foreign policy objectives. He is the co-editor with Matthias Schulz of The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter, (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He is currently working on two books: a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, tentatively entitled, “Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power,” and “The Long Twilight Struggle: A Concise History of the Cold War.” Read Dr. Schwartz Complete Bio.


National Committee on US-China Relations
Tennessee World Affairs Council (TN WAC)
Nashville Area Chamber International Business Council
Belmont University Center for International Business
TN-China Network


Belmont University, Inman Health Sciences Building, Frist Lecture Hall
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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