CHINA TOWN HALL
Local Connections, National Reflections
Murkland Hall Auditorium, UNH Durham
Free & Open to the Public
Featuring speaker Dr. Douglas Spelman, Senior Advisor, Kissinger Institute, following a live webcast program with Dr. Henry Kissinger
CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States
ABOUT DOUGLAS SPELMAN
Douglas G. Spelman stepped down as Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States August 30, 2012 but remains affiliated with the Institute as a Senior Adviser. Dr. Spelman received a B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. In 1972, he served as an interpreter for the visit to the United States of the Chinese ping-pong team. After several years spent teaching Chinese history at Bucknell University and managing student exchange programs in Taiwan (Oberlin-in-Taiwan) and Hong Kong (Yale-China), in 1977 he joined the United States Foreign Service. From 2002-2005 he served as U.S. Consul General in Shanghai. Dr. Spelman retired in 2007 with the rank of Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service.
ABOUT HENRY KISSINGER
In addition to his years as national security advisor (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), Dr. Kissinger has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations.
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