Global Issues 2019 Symposium – China: Its History, Culture, and Place in the World Today (Thursday February 21 – Friday, February 22)
Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Day 2 of our Global Issues 2019 Symposium – China: Its History, Culture, and Place in the World Today
(Thursday February 21 – Friday, February 22)
Friday, February 22, 2019
Hot Topics Regarding Chinese Military Policies
10:00am | Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. Oriana will be discussing current events and topics of interest regarding Chinese military policies, as well as touching on her book, The Costs of Conversations, to describe the usefulness of bargaining theories of war and the practice of coercive diplomacy.
Travels Through Dali: With A Leg of Ham
4:00pm | Mei Zhang, Author and Founder of Wild China
Mei Zhang is a native of Yunnan province in southwest China. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and worked for McKinsey & Company until she found her true passion in sustainable travel. While serving as a consultant to The Nature Conservancy, Mei witnessed the push and pull between economic development and conservation of both nature and culture in Yunnan. She strongly believed that there was a for-profit solution to this – providing sophisticated interpretation of Chinese culture and nature through experiential travel. In her book, Travels Through Dali: With A Leg of Ham, Mei returns to her childhood home and journeys through the region, sharing a personal and beautifully illustrated chronicle of exactly what makes Dali so special.
Taste of China – Closing Reception (Included in package only)
Join us for a unique culinary experience and discover the authentic taste of China. Enjoy select recipes from Mei Zhang’s Travels Through Dali that will make you feel like you are in the Yunnan Province. Tickets for the closing reception are available through package pricing only.
Pricing 2-Day Package Individual Tickets
General Admission $200 $45
Reserved Seating $325 $70
Sponsorship $750 $150