China's Future Economic Place in the World
Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, UVU LI 120
- Brett W. Heimburger, Regional Dirtector - Asia, State of Utah, Governor's Office of Economic Developement
- In October 2005, Mr. Heimburger was appointed by Utah’s governor to be Director for Asia in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. His focus includes business and diplomatic collaboration between Utah and Asia. He works closely with public and private counterparts abroad to increase Utah exports, solicit foreign direct investment, and promote tourism. Heimburger serves on the Utah International Trade Commission, the Confucius Center at the University of Utah, and the Utah-Taihu Institute for Environmental Research. He is an adjunct professor of International Business at the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.
Art through the Cultural Revolution
Tuesday, 14 September 2010, Opening Reception 7:00 pm, Woodbury Art Museum
- Works from China by artist Jin Zhilin and the Yan'an Cave Artists Group. The show will run from the 14th of September to the 17th of December 2010.
Minorities in China: The Case of the Uyghurs
Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm, UVU LI 120
- Rebiya Kadeer, President of the American Uyghar Association
- The mother of eleven children, and a former laundress turned millionaire. She spent six years in a Chinese prison for standing up to the authoritarian Chinese government. Before her arrest in 1999, she was a well-known Uyghur businesswoman and at one time the seventh wealthiest individual in the People’s Republic of China.
Ms. Kadeer has been actively campaigning for the human rights of the Uyghur people since her release in 2005. Despite Chinese government efforts to discredit her, Ms. Kadeer remains the leader and ‘Mother of the Uyghur nation’, in whom the Uyghur people have put their hopes for the future.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
International Internship Information Meeting — 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, UVU SC 213b
International Education Opportunities Meeting — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, UVU SC 213b
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
China's Future Economic Place in the World — 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, UVU LI 120
Art Through the Cultural Revolution — 7:00 pm, UVU Woodbury Art Museum
Thursday, 16 September 2010
The New York Times: Global Review with Dr. Danny Damron— 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, UVU International Center, WB 147
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Minorities in China: Case of the Uyghurs — 11:15 am - 12:45 pm, UVU LI 120
Panel Discussion: "Art and the Chinese Cultural Revolution" — 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, UVU Woodbury Art Museum
Thursday, 23 September 2010
The New York Times: Global Review with Dr. Kate McPherson — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, UVU International Center, WB 147
Thursday, 30 September 2010
The New York Times: Global Review with Dr. Neil Harrison— 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, UVU International Center, WB 147
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Book: Staff Pick
Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates, And the Story of the New China by John Pomfret
- John Pomfret’s evocative recounting of the lives of his former classmates in the Nanjing University History Class of 1982.
As one of the first American students to live and study with Chinese after the revolution, Pomfret saw the country as few Americans had. Leaving China in 1982, Pomfret returned for the Tienanmen Square protests and the crackdown of June 4, 1989. Expelled by the Chinese government at that point, he again returned to live from 1998-2005 as the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Beijing.
John Pomfret will be present on UVU campus for a lecture "Then & Now: A China Watcher's Tale" on Wednesday, 3 November 2010. Lecture will take place in the Ragan Theatre from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm. Later that afternoon a book discussion will take place, location TBA.