presidentThe Winona State University Office of International Programs will host the eighth annual China Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Purple Rooms, Kryzsko Commons.

China Town Hall is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans the opportunity to discuss the issues of China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations with leading experts. It involves 50 cities throughout the United States.

This year’s program features a live webcast with President Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States. In addition to the live broadcast, the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR) will send a local speaker to talk about internationalization of higher education in China.

President Carter accomplished the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. He championed human rights throughout the world and in 2002, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”

Questions for President Carter can be submitted prior to the event online or via twitter during the event using the hashtag #CTH2014.

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