Wednesday Lunch Talk -- China's Economic Growth: Source of Disorder?
A presentation by Robert S. Wang, Diplomat-in-Residence
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Robert Wang will examine the ramifications of China's rise for the region and the rest of the world.
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Robert Wang has served in the U.S. diplomatic corps for more than twenty-one years. His last assignment was as the Economic Minister Counselor at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, from 2002-2005, where he and his staff monitored China's implementation of its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments and assisted China in its economic reform efforts. Prior to this, Dr. Wang served in Singapore (1997-2000), Shanghai (1994-97), Hong Kong (1987-90) and Tokyo (1985-87). From 1991-93, he was the Cambodia Desk officer at the State Department and participated in U.S. government efforts that led to the introduction of UN peacekeeping forces and a historic democratic election in Cambodia.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Dr. Wang (Ph.D. in political science, University of Iowa, 1976) was an assistant professor of International Relations at Whittier College in California from 1977-84. He has published on China's military strategy and educational policy reforms as well as on recent U.S.-China trade relations. He has been assigned to the American Institute in Taiwan starting in 2006.
Open to UCLA faculty and students, and others by invitation
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