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Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch: China's Rise

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: International Cultural Center (601 Indiana Ave)

Co-sponsored by the TTU Office of International Affairs; the CH Foundation; and the Division on Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, the Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce a presentation by Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, the first Asian American to hold the rank of ambassador in U.S. history and the founding president of the U.S.-China Education Trust. Ambassador Bloch's presentation will focus on the meanings and implications of the rise of China.

Why does China hold more than a trillion dollars of U.S. debt? What are the stakes for the U.S.? How does the U.S. maintain its interest and balance power in the Asian Pacific?

  • Date: 3/28/2013
  • Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: International Cultural Center (601 Indiana Ave)

During her 25-year service in diplomatic missions, international affairs, and government administration, as well as her 3-year work in the private sector, Ambassador Bloch has established a record of excellence and distinguished herself as a person of great charisma and leadership in both the United States and China:

  • 1989 The US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal
  • 1993 Vice President of the Bank of America
  • 1996 President and CEO of the United States-Japan Foundation
  • 1998 Visiting professor and executive vice chair, American Studies Center, Peking University
  • 2000 Distinguished Advisor, School of International and Public Affairs, and visiting professor, American Studies Center, Fudan University
  • 2004 Founding President of the U.S.-China Education Trust

Born in China and migrating to the U.S. at age nine, Ambassador Bloch holds a B.A. in Communications and Public Policy from University of California at Berkeley, a M.A. in Government and East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and an honorary Ph. D of Humane Letters from Northeastern University.

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