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Discussion Panel on China-U.S. Relations Tours Wyoming Colleges

October 10, 2012

“Understanding the China-U.S. Challenge: Globalization, Economic Development, and a Future of Shared Dependence” will be the topic of panel discussions scheduled in Laramie, Rock Springs, Casper and Torrington.

Presented by the University of Wyoming’s Global and International Studies Scholars Lecture Series, the panel is scheduled for the following dates:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. -- University of Wyoming, Arts and Sciences Building Room 210.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. -- Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, Room 1005.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -- UW/Casper College Center Outreach Building Room 150.
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. -- Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, auditorium.

The discussion brings together an international interdisciplinary panel of experts from UW and Shanghai University to address topics such as China’s weathering of the global economic crisis, Chinese modernity and cultural change, Chinese civil society and its development, modern Confucianism, and China’s world view and relationship with its neighbors.

Shanghai University panelists are Ma Dandan, Department of Anthropology; Changlin Liu, Department of History; and Han Li, Department of Chinese Literature. UW Global and Area Studies faculty member Yarong Ashley also is a panelist.

“This discussion will help us to understand the opportunities and challenges that China presents for the United States and the globe now and into the future,” says Global and Area Studies Director Jean Garrison.

This forum is part of the statewide Global and International Studies Lecture Series and World to Wyoming Initiative. It is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language grant to UW’s Global and Area Studies Program in partnership with Wyoming’s seven community colleges.

The lecture series is sponsored by the UW International Global and Area Studies Program and the Wyoming Humanities Council. The lecture in Casper is sponsored by Casper College, the lecture in Rock Springs is sponsored by Western Wyoming Community College and the lecture in Torrington is sponsored by Eastern Wyoming College.

This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Garrison at or call the Global and Area Studies office at (307) 766-3423.

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