|Experts to discuss China’s unprecedented economic boom April 9|
|Thursday, March 08, 2012|
Asia experts James Fallows and Orville Schell will discuss China’s unprecedented economic boom in a talk April 9 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The free public program, “China Rising: What does China’s unprecedented boom mean for the global economy, U.S. foreign policy, human rights and the environment?” will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. The center is located on McCauley Street, between Pittsboro and South Columbia streets, just south of the Carolina Inn. Free parking is available for attendees in the deck under the building starting at 5 p.m.
Fallows and Schell come to UNC as the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Their talk will be moderated by Michael Tsin, UNC associate professor of history and global studies and an expert on contemporary Chinese history.
Fallows, a longtime analyst for National Public Radio and national correspondent for The Atlantic, is back from China, where he has chronicled the country’s explosive growth and its impact on foreign policy, human rights, the environment and the global economy since 2006. A former editor of Slate and U.S. News & World Report, Fallows was the youngest chief White House speechwriter when he held that post under President Jimmy Carter for two years. The author of nine books (including “Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China”), he has won the National and American Book Awards and the National Magazine Award.
Schell is an Asia specialist, author and journalist who directs the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. Schell focuses on promoting constructive dialogue between Chinese and U.S. leaders regarding foreign policy, politics, economics, media and the environment. Ten of his 15 books are about China, as is a forthcoming book that will explain China’s economic boom in the context of the past 125 years of history. He has been a correspondent for several PBS/Frontline documentaries on China and Tibet and reported on China for CBS and NBC. His many honors include the Overseas Press Club of America Award and, most recently, the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford and Harvard for the best coverage of Asia.
The Frey Foundation Professorship was established in 1989 to bring to campus distinguished leaders from government, public policy and the arts. Alumnus David Gardner Frey chairs the foundation established by his parents, Edward J. and Frances Frey of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Photos: Fallows, http://uncnews.unc.edu/images/stories/news/humanities/2012/fallows2_oct.2010%282%29.jpg
College of Arts and Sciences contact: Dee Reid, (919) 843-6339,