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Madeleine Albright
Former Secretary of Sate

Moderated by

Stephen A. Orlins

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






Elizabeth Wishnick

Montclair State Univ.



Lecture followed by
Question & Answer Period




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. This program, which will feature a live webcast with Madeleine Albright, the 64th United States Secretary of State, followed by Elizabeth Wishnick in Portland. This event is co-sponsored by the National Committee, Northwest China Council, and PSU Institute for Asian Studies. CHINA Town Hall, a national day of programming on China involving more than 60 cities throughout the United States, is generously underwritten by the Starr Foundation.

Chinaís Food Safety Risks: Domestic and Global Implications, by Elizabeth Wishnick. Food safety risks abound in China placing millions of Chinese consumers at risk. Now that China has become a player in global food production, however, Chinaís food safety issues, compounded by pervasive pollution, also increasingly affect U.S. consumers. In recent years the Chinese government has struggled to address persistent food safety problems, leading Chinaís growing middle class to seek safer alternatives to suspect domestic production. This creates new pressures on global food markets, but also opportunities for U.S. exporters and U.S-China cooperation in food safety.

Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secretary of State of the United States. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the Presidentís Cabinet. Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the U.S. Defense Departmentís Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nationís highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

Elizabeth Wishnick is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University and a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Her current book project, China as a Risk Society, addresses the security and foreign policy consequences for the Asia-Pacific region of oil, water, and food risks in China. She writes regularly on great power relations and regional development in Asia and has published several articles on food safety in China, as well as one on the emerging Chinese wine market. Dr. Wishnick was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from May-January 2012 and a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong in 2002-03. She was previously a fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Davis Center at Harvard University. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. from Barnard College. She speaks Chinese, Russian and French.

Co-sponsored by
Institute for Asian Studies

Monday, October 28, 2013
3:30 pm Registration & check-in
4:00-4:45 pm Madeleine Albright, live Webcast
5:00-6:00 pm Elizabeth Wishnick., in person
Smith Memorial Union, Room 296/8
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
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