Save the date: April 22 China 100 symposium and lecture

Venue: McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolis
1-4 p.m.: China 100 Symposium: U, Minnesota, and China looking forward to the next century
4-5 p.m.: Social hour for continued discussions and networking

The China 100 Symposium will acknowledge the university’s history and also look forward to the next 100 years. It will include:

•    Showcase of the China 100 History Exhibit: 100 Years of Engagement
•    Breakout sessions featuring experts in:
     o    China's agriculture and food safety,
     o    Minnesota-China business strategy and development,
     o    Building sustainable cities, and
     o    University's past and future exchange and partnerships in China.

5-6:30 p.m.: The Bob and Kim Griffin "Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture" with former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Q&A

A distinguished diplomat, successful businessman and twice-elected governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman brings a bipartisan, global perspective in elevating the discussion on the key issues and challenges facing the world today. He served as U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama and is noted for his ability to infuse issues of global importance into key political and economic concerns facing audiences today.

About China 100
China 100 is a yearlong celebration honoring the first students from China and the wealth of connections that have come since. This celebration honors the past and takes a look forward at the engagement between the University of Minnesota and China.
About the Bob and Kim Griffin "Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture"
Building a legacy for their children and for Minnesota, Bob and Kim Griffin donated $500,000 to the China Center to create an endowment fund to establish the Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture. The Griffin's gift reflects their commitment to promoting mutual respect between the two cultures and their passion to connect people with China.
For free tickets and more information, visit the China Center website at


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