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April 22: Preparing for China’s Future Role in the World Economy

When? All day Friday, April 22

Where? Indiana State University

Prof. Rick Lotspeich of the ISU Economics Department has established a partnership with Liaoning University in Shenyang, China. This year ISU has hosted three economics professors from LU who specialize in China's trade, social security and demographics, and the World Trade Organization. April 22 Prof. Lotspeich and his Chinese colleagues will be joined by some of the Midwest's leading experts in Chinese business and economics for a daylong symposium: Preparing for China’s Future Role in the World Economy. This effort is a collaboration of Liaoning University in Shenyang, China and Indiana State University. ISU President Lloyd Benjamin will open the symposium, during which speakers will address a number of topics under the general subject of China’s emergence into the global economy and what this implies for business and economic relations with the United States. Speakers will include ISU faculty members from the College of Business and the Department of Economics, visiting Chinese scholars from Liaonoing University and specialists invited from outside Terre Haute. All speakers will share their expertise with each other and the general public.

The symposium is open to all interested parties. In addition to a keynote address following lunch, the symposium will have two morning sessions and one late afternoon session. The first morning session, Bilateral Business Perspectives, will address the experiences of Chinese firms operating in the U.S. and American firms exporting to China. In the second morning session, China as a Force in World Markets, speakers will assess China’s foreign trade policies and China’s impact on world markets for agricultural commodities and energy. Chinese economists will present research in the late afternoon session on Current Challenges in China’s Economic Transition.

All presentations are open to the public and will be held in meeting rooms of the Hulman Memorial Student Union on the ISU campus. The symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the ISU International Affairs Center, College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Economics. For more information contact the ISU International Affairs Center. sixth floor of Erickson Hall, 812-237-2440.

I'll post details about the conference as they are set. In the meantime, if you have any questions zap them to Prof. Lotspeich at RickL@indstate.edu.

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