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NEWPORT, R.I. – Naval War College professors Kathleen Walsh and Lyle Goldstein will be featured speakers during the “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections” program on Monday, October 18.
 
Presented by the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR), the CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations with leading experts.

Walsh, a faculty member in the National Security Decision Making Department, will speak at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Goldstein, a director for the China Maritime Studies Institute, will discuss at the Detroit Council for World Affairs in Detroit, MI.
 
NCUSCR is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China. The Committee creates opportunities for informed discussion and reasoned debate about the issues of common interest and concern to the United States, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
 
Over 50 venues around the U.S. and Greater China will host the 2010 CHINA Town Hall program. Included in the program will be a live webcast interview at 8 p.m. EDT with current U.S. Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. The interview will be followed by the local presentations, cosponsored by NCUSCR and each local organization, conducted by on-site China specialists addressing topics of particular interest to the community.
 
Huntsman was confirmed as Ambassador to China in August 2009 after serving as governor of Utah. His public service career began as a White House staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan and included appointments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. He is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy and has served on various boards such as the Brookings Institution Asia Policy Board, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, the Asia Society and the National Bureau of Asian Research.
 
By David Reese, Naval War College Public Affairs