China on the World Stage
February 25th, 2016
Aside from being the most populated country in the world, China is a manufacturing and exporting powerhouse of machinery and technology. Despite China’s GDP—which has been growing an average of 10% each year—China has come to the forefront of global politics for both its deteriorating manufacturing sector and its urgent environmental crisis. Why is China’s manufacturing sector so crucial to the global economy? What was China’s role in the Paris Climate Conference and how is the government reforming their environmental and economic practices? In what way will these changes affect the U.S.? What is China’s role in the developing world, and how has its quest for resources affected less powerful nations? Get answers to these questions, as well as ideas for how to bolster your students’ understanding of China by joining our workshop all about China on the World Stage.
Our featured speakers:
David Bachman || Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
David Bachman is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies. He was chair of the China Studies Program from 1992-2003 and associate director of the Jackson School from 2000-2001 and 2003-2010, and is the author/editor of three books and more than 40 articles. His research and teaching interests are Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, Asian Politics, International Relations, and U.S. - China Relations.
Dennis Bracy || Co-founder and CEO of U.S—China Clean Energy Forum, Chairman of Avatar Studios
Mr. Bracy is co-founder and CEO of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Forum, a Seattle-headquartered NGO dedicated to improving U.S.-China cooperation in the field of clean energy and efficiency. He has worked with the Obama administration to bridge differences that shackle joint energy solutions between the U.S. and China. Mr. Bracy also led the American team that was the first to co-produce prime-time television programs in China, including a sitcom, a variety program, a travel series and documentaries.
For the last hour of this program, we will be joined by representatives from Cultural Exploration of Greater China and a panel of teachers who will detail how their study tour to China offered new perspectives for understanding and teaching about the country. Global Classroom Director Ryan Hauck will also share GC’s resources for teachers, his experience in China with the East Asia Resource Center and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) , and curriculum for K-12 students in the Sciences, Humanities, and Social Studies.
Cost: $30 includes presentations, resource packet, refreshments, and 3 clock hours.