Paul Swenson

16th June, 2015

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Paul Swenson- Leader of the SelectUSA Committee for China, Founder of The China Hand Consulting Co, Ltd. and Managing Director – China Trade Office
Georgia Department of Economic Development

The SelectUSA Committee (Shanghai) was formed by the American Chamber of Commerce, the Foreign Commercial Service of the United…

Dr. Timothy Filley

16th June, 2015

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Dr. Tim Filley- Professor at Purdue University timfilley2

Dr. Filley is professor at Purdue University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science and part of the forum on EcoPartnerships.  His group has several projects designed to study the fundamental processes controlling carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil and…

Thomas Peterson

16th June, 2015

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Thomas Peterson- Founder President and CEO

Tom Peterson founded Center for Climate Strategies in 2004 to help governments and stakeholders understand and formulate responses to climate change. Over the past decade this included developing and implementing a widely recognized template for comprehensive, multi objective, consensus based planning and…

Dr. Li Jinkui

9th June, 2015

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Dr. Li Jinkui is a Senior Research Fellow of the China Development Institute with a focus on Finance revenue, Urban Planning and management, tourism programming, and urbanization of rural areas.Mr. Li Jinkui used to devote himself for many years at college to teaching of history of…

David Firestein

9th June, 2015

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David Firestein

David J. Firestein is EastWest Institute’s Vice President for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy. In this capacity, he oversees EWIs China, East Asia and United States Program and Russia and United States Program, as well as the institute’s work on U.S.-Iran trust-building….

Dr. Terry Cooke

9th June, 2015

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Terry Cooke is the founder of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit platform to accelerate public-private collaboration between Greater Philadelphia and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings. He is also a Senior Fellow at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation…

Dr. Kevin Stringer

9th June, 2015

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Dr. Kevin Stringer

Kevin D. Stringer, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty member at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point. A former diplomat and international banker, he has…

Memorial Day in a U.S.-China Relations Context

25th May, 2015

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bannerYou might have recently been disturbed by reports from the South China Sea.  Currently the national forces of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are interacting in increasingly dangerous ways.

But there is still plenty of hope for secure relations between…

Essential and Subtle

17th February, 2015

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“How do I stop?” asked the giggling Chinese teacher as Iceskatesshe swerved around the other beginning ice skaters. I demonstrated, explained, and asked “怎么说 ‘spin’ ”? The two of us, a nineteen year-old American figure skater, and a fifty year-old Chinese teacher made quite the…

Hosting an international visitor for Thanksgiving: Citizen diplomacy at its finest

26th November, 2014

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Enjoying an international encounter

One of the very best elements of any international encounter is when a visitor can participate in a family or community’s expression of tradition.  Such events are the very center of cultural meaning and are often the most memorable parts of foreign travel no matter what other success may take place…

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