Begins 4pm sharp (doors open at 3:30pm), Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 
UO White Stag Bldg., 70 NW Couch St. (Old Town/Chinatown)

Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice
and on-site talk with Marilyn Beach on China's Environmental Efforts.

Susan E. Rice served President Barack Obama as national security advisor and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. In her role as national security advisor, Ambassador Rice led the National Security Council staff and chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee.

Ambassador Rice received her master's degree (M.Phil.) and Ph.D (D.Phil.) in international relations from New College, Oxford University, England, where she was a Rhodes Scholar; and awarded a prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the United Kingdom in the field of international relations in 1990. Ambassador Rice received her B.A. in history with honors from Stanford University in 1986, where she was a Truman Scholar.

Marilyn Beach will speak on "China's Global Leadership Efforts in Development and the Environment with Chinese Characteristics." She will discuss China's attempts to restructure its overseas aid program through the recently launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China's "One Belt One Road" initiative, several of its key projects in Africa, and other programs through which China hopes to gain recognition as a leader in international relations.

Ms. Beach currently is an independent researcher and consultant assessing impacts of environmental and natural resource management policy, particularly in rural China. She also works in corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, rapid rural appraisal, and social performance and social investment.

When Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
3:30pm - Doors open
3:45pm - Welcoming remarks
4:00pm - Susan Rice webcast & Q&A
5:00pm - Marilyn Beach live & Q&A
Where UO White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
Cost  Free, and open to the public
Registration None required