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China Town Hall | Oct 5, 2015 | Speaker and National Webcast


The Tennessee World Affairs Council

invites you to a public affairs event

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CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving about 75 cities throughout the United States


Monday, October 5, 2015

5:00 p.m. - Registration/Meet&Greet

6:00 p.m. - National Panel Webcast with

Robert Rubin, Former US Treasury Secretary;
Sheldon Day, Mayor, Thomasville, Alabama;
Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group; and Moderator Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 


-- Panel focus on China's Foreign Direct Investment


7:00 p.m. - Jeremy Goldkorn, Director Danwei Research

On Site Remarks & Conversation at


Frist Lecture Hall, Inman Health Sciences Building

Belmont University, Nashville


Seating Limited | Registration Required

Free and Open to the Public

Parking in North Garage - Map Link

Speaker on site at the Frist Lecture Hall (7pm)

Jeremy-Goldkorn-photoJeremy Goldkorn is the founder and director of Danwei, a research firm which began life in 2003 as a website that translated and analyzed Chinese media, Internet, government regulation, and censorship. In 2009, shortly after Goldkorn opened a consulting business in Beijing to operate the website, it was blocked, and the company pivoted to providing media and market research services. The Financial Times acquired Danwei in 2013. [Complete Bio]


Panel on the National Webcast (6pm)

robert-rubinRobert E. Rubin - Long active in public affairs, Mr. Rubin joined the Clinton administration in 1993 as assistant to the President for economic policy and as director of the newly-created National Economic Council (NEC). In January 1995, Mr. Rubin was appointed the 70th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. He served until July 1999, and was involved in balancing the federal budget; opening trade policy to further globalization; acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia and Russia; helping to resolve the impasse over the public debt limit; and guiding reforms at the Internal Revenue Service. [Complete Bio]


sheldon-daySheldon A. Day has served as mayor of the City of Thomasville (Alabama) since 1996. During Mayor Day’s 19 years of mayoral service, the City of Thomasville and surrounding rural area has seen over $700 million in capital investment and the creation of more than 1,000 new manufacturing and service sector jobs. In addition, the city government and schools have partnered to bring high quality education and innovative career technical programs to the area; they have become a model for the state of Alabama and the southeastern United States. [Complete Bio]


daniel-rosenDaniel H. Rosen is a founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG), and leads the firm’s work on China and the world economy. RHG combines policy experience, quantitative economic tools and on-the-ground research to analyze disruptive global trends. Mr. Rosen’s focus includes U.S.-China policy dynamics, interpretation of Chinese economic performance indicators, and assessment of long-term Chinese reform and policy directions. RHG’s China research contributes to corporate strategy and planning, investment management, and political risk assessment of China and its global interactions. [Complete Bio]


stephen-orlinsStephen Orlins has been president of the National Committee since 2005. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Carlyle Asia and the chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, one of Taiwan's largest cable television and high speed internet providers. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Orlins was a senior advisor to AEA Investors Inc., a New York based leveraged buyout firm, with responsibility for AEA's business activities throughout Asia. [Complete Bio]


This public affairs event is part of the Tennessee World Affairs Council's education programs to support interest in our community to know more about the world and America's global challenges. It is provided in association with Belmont University.

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Presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council ( University Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education; International Business Council - Nashville Area Chamber of CommerceNational Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

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