China Town Hall Features Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine K. Albright

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2013) – A live webcast featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will be part of the 7th Annual China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections Monday, Oct. 28 at Scottsdale Community College.

The local event, which is free and open to the public, is one of many going on around the country as part of a national day of programming on China. The afternoon event is presented by SCC’s Honors Program and the Arizona Council for International Visitors.

In addition to the live webcast featuring former Secretary of State Albright, a keynote talk by Retired U.S. Navy Captain Bradley Kaplan will cover China/Japan/North Korea military and political relations, and implications for the U.S.

“In the past, issues such as the environment and the economy were addressed,” said John Liffiton, SCC’s Honors adviser and one of the event’s key coordinators. “This time we’re venturing into China’s military, and more specifically its blue water navy in the Pacific Rim and how that affects the U.S. and its allies.”

Former Secretary Albright will make a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Last year, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama for her contributions to international peace and democracy.

RSVPs should be directed to Sue Reiner at 480.945.7750 or but reservations are not required.

Light appetizers will be provided.

if you go

What: 7th Annual China Town Hall

When: Monday, October 28, 2012

5 p.m.

Where: Turquoise Room, Student Center, Scottsdale Community College,

9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85256

Admission: Free and open to the public

(RSVP suggested, 480.945.7750)


Arizona Council for International Visitors is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to hosting international visitors in Arizona in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and National Council for International Visitors.

Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. At the time, she was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.

Bradley Kaplan, a native of San Diego, served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer before retiring two years ago. During his Navy career, Dr. Kaplan served as the Cruiser-Destroyer Pacific Placement Officer and the Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager prior to becoming a China Foreign Area Officer. In this latter capacity, he served six years in China as the Naval Attaché in Beijing and Defense Attaché in Hong Kong.


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