LaGuardia Community College is Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on China-Latin America Relations on October 28

Long Island City, NY—October 21, 2013—LaGuardia Community College on October 28 is hosting a town hall meeting on China-Latin American and China-U.S. relations that will include a live webcast and Q&A with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

Also featured will be Dr. Evan Ellis, an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security issues, with a research focus on Latin America’s relationship with China.

The event will take place in the college’s Little Theater at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.   It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Ellis, a leading expert of China-Latin American relations who teaches political science at the National Defense University in Washington D.C., will give a presentation titled: “China Engages Latin America and the Caribbean–Implications for the Region, its Relationship with China, and the U.S.,” from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Secretary Albright’s webcast will begin at 7:00 p.m.  She will begin the webcast with a 15-minute talk on the current state of U.S.-China relations, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session where she will respond to questions e-mailed from audience members throughout the country.

The China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving over 60 cities throughout the U.S.  Also sponsoring the event is the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

For more information, please contact Professor Robin Kietlinski at

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