2010.Past Events

Oct. 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m.– “ Uneasy Neighbors, The U.S. and Canada”, Daniele Ayotte, Canada’s new Deputy Consul General in New York. Members’-only dinner at the Escoffier Restaurant of the Culinary Institute of America.

October 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m. – “CHINA Town Hall:  Local Connections, National Reflections.”  Poughkeepsie, NY – The Mid-Hudson World Affairs Council was the local partner for the National Committee on United States-China Relations October 18th 2010, live webcast (broadcast from Marist College)  CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States. The live webcast speaker was Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.  Webcast moderator:  Stephen A. Orlins, President, and National Committee on U.S. –China Relations.  Local speakers:  Professor Fubing Su, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. , and a Research Associate at the China Center for Public Economics & Governance, Renmin University, Beijing, China, and Dan Rosen of the Rhodium Group. Mr. Rosen is also an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, a fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D.C., and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He serves on the board of the National Committee on U.S. China Relations.

October 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m. “Real Democracy,” Prof. Frank Bryan, Professor of Political Science, Univ. of Vermont. Co-sponsored with CRREO [Center for Research, Regional Education, & Outreach], Coykendall Science Bldg. Auditorium, SUNY, New Paltz.

Nov. 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m. “5 Keys to U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Economy in the 21st Century.” Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Washington-based Council on Competitiveness. Ms. Wince-Smith has served on four Cabinet-level advisory groups, including the Secretary of Energy’s Task Forces on the Future of Science and Nuclear Energy. Co-sponsored with the Political Science Department of Vassar College. Villard Room,Vassar College.

Nov. 23, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting and Discussion of Great Decisions topic: “Russia and Its Neighbors,” video, followed by discussion led by Martin Charwat and Dr. Joel Diemond. Vassar College Alumnae House.