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Can ONE BELT/ONE ROAD Improve Indo-China Relationships? @ The Carter Center, Cyprus Room
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, The ICA Institute, and The Carter Center Present:

Can ONE BELT/ONE ROAD Improve Indo-China Relationships?

With Keynote Speaker TN Ninan

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road also known as One Belt, One Road (abbreviated OBOR) is a development strategy and framework, proposed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily between the People’s Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia, which consists of two main components, the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB) and oceangoing “Maritime Silk Road” (MSR) (Source: Wikipedia).


September 21, 2017

9:00 am – 9:30 am     Registration. Coffee and Tea

9:30 am – 10:00 am   Welcome Remarks

Hon. Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India in Atlanta

10:45 am – 12:30 pm  Panel Discussion


  • Holli Semetko, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Media & International Affairs / Professor of Political Science, Emory University


  • Dr. Jag Sheth, Founder, ICA Institute, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizuetta School of Business, Emory University
  • Dr. Fei-ling Wang, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • Henry Yu, Executive Director, Asian Investors Consortium
  • Ziad Haider, Senior Associate (Non Resident), Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm   Lunch with Keynote Speaker

TN Ninan, Chairman & Editorial Director Business Standard LTD.


  • Dr. Jag Sheth, Founder, ICA Institute, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta School of Business, Emory University
  • Dr. Yawei Liu, Director, China Program, The Carter Center

Ticket Price: $50 (includes lunch)

Sponsor Table: $500 (table list of ten people max due by September 15, email list to

Event Location:

The Carter Center

Cyprus Room

453 Freedom Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

Enter The Carter Center Parking Lot via Entrance 3, Executive Office

New Scholarship on China: A Book Event @ Georgia Tech Student Success Center, President's Suite D
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

New Scholarship on China–Book Signing

A China Research Center Event


Moderator: Jin Liu (Georgia Tech)


Maria Repnikova (Georgia State University)

Author of Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Bin Xu (Emory University)

Author of The Politics of Compassion: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China (Stanford University Press, 2017)

Fei-ling Wang (Georgia Tech)

Author of The China Order: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power (State University of New York Press, 2017)



New Scholarship On China CRC Event (2)


Georgia Institute of Technology, Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite D

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Free and open to the public.





Great Powers and Global Peace Different Perspectives @ Emory University, Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The U.S. is the superpower; India is the largest democracy in the world; China is the second largest economy and most populous country. What these three countries do now and in the future will have a huge impact on peace and prosperity in the world.

How can Delhi, Washington, and Beijing work together in sustaining peace and prosperity?Will differences in the political system and values make it impossible for such grand collaboration to take place? What lessons can be drawn from a recent border dispute between China and India? How should the U.S. approach the proliferation issue in the Korean Peninsula?

These are the questions that will be addressed by Ambassador Arun Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and Hank Levine, former American Consul General in Shanghai.


Ambassador Arun Singh

Former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and Halle Distinguished Fellow

Hank Levine

Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, former Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai

Note: The China Town Hall will follow this event in the same room beginning at 6:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration requested.

China Town Hall: Focus on U.S.-China Relations @ Emory University, Jones Room Woodruff Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts. Last year, over 80 venues and 100 speakers participated in the program, along with four partner organizations in Greater China.

The eleventh annual CHINA Town Hall will take place on October 24, 2017 and will feature Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former national security advisor and U.S. ambassador to the UNas the national webcast speaker. The webcast will take place from 7:00 to 7:45 pm EDT, and will be preceded or followed by the local speaker’s presentation.  Our local speaker will be Mr. Hank Levine.

Local Speaker begins at 6:00pm, live broadcast begins at 7:00pm, EDT

This event is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice moderated by Mr. Stephen A.
Orlins, President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
On-site discussion with Henry Levine on U.S.-China Economic Relations

The Honorable Susan E. Rice
Former National Security Advisor
and U.S. Ambassador to the UN

Henry Levine
Senior Advisor at the Albright
Stonebridge Group



Henry ‘Hank’ Levine is a Senior Advisor of ASG, where he assists clients as they enter and grow in the Chinese market, helping develop and implement winning strategies with the help of an extensive network and partnerships in the Chinese central government. As a senior member of the firm’s China practice, Mr. Levine draws on decades of experience.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Levine was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. He was responsible for increasing market access for U.S. companies in the economies of East Asia, with an emphasis on China. He served as a lead negotiator for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and as an advisor on China trade policy to two U.S. Secretaries of Commerce.

Mr. Levine also served as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, China from 1999-2002. In that capacity, he was the most senior U.S. government official in the East China region, at that time an area with a GDP larger than Russia and home of the third-largest American Chamber of Commerce in Asia. As Consul General, he worked closely with Chinese government officials and businesses, local universities, and the U.S. business community. He hosted visiting U.S. government representatives, including (then) President George W. Bush, former Presidents Clinton and Carter and many cabinet secretaries, and managed a Chinese and American staff of 180 people.

Prior to his post in Shanghai, he served as the Deputy Director for Economic Affairs in the State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, and in that role was the State Department’s action officer on China’s WTO accession negotiations.

Previously, Mr. Levine served as a Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Deputy Chief of the Economic Section and Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In that role, he oversaw the operations responsible for processing over 100,000 visa applications a year and for emergency services for American citizens. He has also served as Director for APEC Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Supporting the National Committee on this event are The Carter Center, the Halle Institute at Emory, the Confucius Institute at Emory and the China Research Center.

CTH 2017 Flyer (1)

A Conversation with Hank Levine: Careers in China Studies @ Emory University White Hall 110
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Welcome to graduate and undergraduate students from across Atlanta!  A special opportunity to talk with Mr. Levine about careers related to China.

Hank Levine, Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group

Hank Levine will engage students on where he feels the Sino-American relationship was when he was the US Consul General in Shanghai, how he sees it now as a senior advisor of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and where this relationship will go in the next few years.

He will also talk about how to become a diplomat, researcher of the US-China relationship and career opportunities for China watchers in the U.S.

This event is free and open to all, but we respectfully request that you register.

Co-sponsored by The China Program at The Carter Center, the Emory Confucius Institute and the China Research Center.

China Breakfast Briefing 2017: views from the Ground @ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Oct 26 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am

Join us for updates on the business environment, with insights into the current social, economic and political situations on the ground in China.

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:15-8:00am
Program: 8:00am-9:30am

Featured Panelists: Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center, Jacobus Boers, Assistant Dean for International Engagement at Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and Katherine Peavy, Cross Pacific Partner.

Moderated by: Dr. Wolfgang Schlör, Associate Provost of International Initiatives at Georgia State University

Do you have a paticular question or topic you’d like to discuss?
We are eliciting questions and topics from our audience.
Please email them to:

This event is free and open to the public.

Flier: CBB October 2017

The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University, The China Research Center, The Georgia China Alliance, and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Taiwan’s Steadfast Diplomacy & Relations with the U.S. @ Georgia Tech Student Center, Room 319
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

East Asia Fall Colloquium at Georgia Tech: Two public talks on Contemporary East Asia


26 October 2017:

Mr. Vincent Jing-Yen Liu, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta

“Taiwan’s Steadfast Diplomacy and Relations with the United States”


9 November 2017:

Mr. Thomas Takasi Sinozuka, Consul General of Japan, Atlanta

11-12:30 p.m., Georgia Tech Student Center, room 301

“The Japan-US Alliannce: Its Past, Present and Future


Free and open to the public.

Organized by the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the East Asia Program


Trump and China: The President’ First Year & Chinese Relations @ Agnes Scott College,
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The US-China People’s Friendship Association Presents: 

Trump and China: The President’ First Year & Chinese Relations

Dr. Yawei Liu, Director; China Program @ The Carter Center, and Associate Director of the China Research Center

October 29, 2017 @ 5PM

Location:  Agnes Scott College, Bullock Science Center, Teasley Lecture Hall, 298, 100 E Dougherty St, Decatur, GA 30030

This event is free and open to the public.


Myths and Realities of Chinese Espionage: A Talk by Dr. James Mulvenon @ Room 104, Old Civil Engineering Building, Georgia Tech Campus
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech and the China Research Center present
Dr. Mulvenon on “Myths and Realities of Chinese Espionage”

Dr. Mulvenon’s presentation will first outline the scope and threat posed by Chinese intelligence operations in the United States, as described by senior US counter-intelligence and policy officials. Because much of the literature on Chinese intelligence is either outdated or fatally weakened by mythology and misinformation, the talk will then critically examine some of the prevailing views of Chinese intelligence tradecraft and offer an updated and more nuanced assessment of Beijing’s “layered intelligence” approach. This new framework will then be applied specifically to the large and growing set of China technology espionage cases, identifying commonalities and differences among them.


James Mulvenon, Ph.D., is General Manager of SOS Intenational’s Special Programs Division, where he has recruited and trained a team of nearly fifty Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, and Urdu linguist-analysts performing research and analysis for US Government and corporate customers. A Chinese linguist by training, he is a leading international expert on Chinese cyber, technology transfer, espionage, and military issues. He also provides expert consulting support and commercial intelligence to Fortune 500 companies for due diligence, mergers and acquisition, CFIUS reviews, cyber security, and personnel security involving difficult business environments like China. Dr. Mulvenon received his B.A. in China Studies from the University of Michigan, studied Communist Party History at Fudan University in Shanghai, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation, published by ME Sharpe in 2001 under the title Soldiers of Fortune, details the rise and fall of the Chinese military’s international business empire. In 2013 he co-authored Chinese Industrial Espionage, which is the first full account of the complete range of China’s efforts to illicitly acquire foreign technology. Dr. Mulvenon is regularly invited to address senior government and commercial audiences on Chinese technology and cyber topics, and his comments have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other international media outlets.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Tibetan Film Screening @ Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Jan 23 @ 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Tibetan Film Screening @ Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102

The Silent Holy Stones – A Film by Pema Tseden

A young monk’s fascination and struggle with modern media.

Free admission and Q&A with the Director

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