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

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

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.

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East-West Center and Confucius Institute, Mānoa Campus

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