Interesting Times: China, America and the Shifting Balance of Prestige

October 9, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Imin Internationl Conference Center

This is a public lecture by Ambassador Charles W. ("Chas") Freeman, Jr., an American diplomat, author, and writer. He served in the United States Foreign Service and the State and Defense departments in many different capacities over the course of thirty years. The Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs has called his career "remarkably varied." Ambassador Freeman most notably served as the main interpreter for Richard Nixon during his 1972 China visit and as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1989 to 1992, where he dealt with issues related to the Persian Gulf War. He is past president of the Middle East Policy Council, co-chair of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation and a Lifetime Director of the Atlantic Council.

Ambassador Freeman's talk, which will be based on his most recent book by the same title, is one in a series of distinguished speaker lectures sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.This event is jointly sponsored by the East-West Center.

Free admission; open to the public. Please RSVP at 808-944-7111 or

Parking: Please pay $6 at the UH parking kiosk on East-West Road and park in any UH parking stall.

Event Sponsor
East-West Center and Confucius Institute, Mānoa Campus

More Information

Share by email

Wednesday, October 9

7:30am Maui Campus, Pilina Bldg., Wellness Center
8:30am Mānoa Campus, Art Building, Room 117
9:45am Windward Campus, Hale Kuhina 115
11:00am Honolulu Campus, Building 2, Room 111, Student Lounge
11:30am HOPE Services Hawaii (Hilo)
12:00pm Mānoa Campus, QLC #208
12:00pm Mānoa Campus, Burns Hall 2118, East-West Center
12:00pm Mānoa Campus, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
1:30pm Mānoa Campus, Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
1:30pm Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 258
1:30pm Maui Campus, The Learning Center
4:00pm Honolulu Campus, Native Hawaiian Center Halau (Bldg. 20)
4:00pm Mānoa Campus, Keoni Auditorium, Imin Conference Center, East-West Center
4:00pm Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Imin Internationl Conference Center
4:30pm Mānoa Campus, Business Administration A 101
5:30pm Mānoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom
5:30pm Hilo Campus, Kanakaole Hall 104
6:30pm Mānoa Campus, Wist Hall, Andrew W.S. in the College Collaboration Center
7:00pm Mānoa Campus, Art Building, Auditorium