Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Posted: November 14, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: November 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

Following are two conferences scheduled at Mason this week.

Town Hall on U.S.-China Relations

Mason and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will host China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. EST.

Mason will be the only China Town Hall site in the in the Washington, D.C. region.

The town hall will feature a webcast with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, moderated by Stephen A. Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The webcast will be followed by a discussion with David M. Lampton, the George and Sadie Hyman Professor and director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Lampton will discuss “China’s Political Challenges, or Why You Might Not Want to Be a Chinese Leader.” Lampton’s latest book on China is “The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and Minds” (2008).

The town hall will be held in Mason Hall, Edwin Meese III Conference Room. A reception will precede the program.

Sport in the Global South Conference

The School of Recreation, Health and Tourism in the College of Education and Human Development will host the Sport in the Global South conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The conference will be held in the Johnson Center Cinema.

This conference features many expert speakers and showcases Mason students’ work. While several roundtable panels are planned for the conference, there will also be several themed and open paper sessions covering aspects of sport and the global south.

The cost is $195 for delegates and $60 for students. See the website to register.


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