Pitt–Greensburg to participate in nationwide China Town Hall

Pitt–Greensburg will be one of 75 venues nationwide hosting a China Town Hall on Nov. 18. The live webcast, moderated by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, will cover keys issues, risks and opportunities in Sino-American relationships in the face of increasing friction.

The event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. at the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Panelists participating in the town hall, presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, include:

  • Melanie Hart, senior fellow and director of China Policy for the Center for American Progress

  • Yasheng Huang, professor of International Management and Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

  • Ely Ratner, executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security

After the national broadcast, an interactive discussion will be led from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pitt–Greensburg by Alan Juffs, director of Pitt’s English Language Institute.

“This is a great opportunity for the local community to participate in a national discussion. The panel will be followed by an on-site conversation about the impact that U.S.-China relations our community and audience members will be able to ask questions,” Lauren Perri, study abroad coordinator at Pitt-Greensburg, said in a news release.

Established in 1966, the National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public affairs organization devoted to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and Greater China.