5 pm Hors d'oeuvre Reception | 6 pm Presentation
"Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Asia"
A Firsthand Report from Dr. David Shambaugh, Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University
Introduction by Timothy J. Nelson, NMC
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Three years ago, IAF organized the region's first conference on China. With regional businesses rapidly expanding partnerships with Asia, and NMC and TCAPS increasing education exchanges with China, IAF brought together 40 experts on foreign policy, business, education, art and culture to debate what these ties would mean for our region. Dr. David Shambaugh opened the conference with an outstanding presentation, "China in the 21st Century: Are We Ready?"
On June 28, Dr. Shambaugh returns to Traverse City after spending the last six months based in Singapore examining the shifting dynamics of international relations in Asia, particularly the roles of the United States and China.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear his firsthand report of what he discovered in key Asian capitals including New Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and Hanoi.
PLUS, get an update on what's happened between northern Michigan and China in the fields of education, business and tourism since the China Conference three years ago. What has grown? What has withered? And how have experts revised their thinking about the future?
Join us ... and continue the conversation that started in June 2014!