UDCI will Host “China Town Hall 2016” Featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senior Diplomat Neighbors on Oct. 18

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is in partnership with the National Committee on United-States-China Relations to present the 2016 China Town Hall program. The theme title of the talk is “The Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.

The program speakers include:

Nationwide Webcast Keynote: Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 

Henry A Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State (1973-1977) and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1975). He has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. He is respected for his many decades of efforts to strengthen the Sino-American relationship during the past half-century.

lbsLocal Keynote: Mr. Lloyd Neighbors

Lloyd Neighbors served as a diplomat for 30 years with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. He retired in 2005 from the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Most of his career was dedicated to work in greater China. As a junior officer Mr. Neighbors served in Taiwan (both Taipei and Kaohsiung) from 1975 to 1979. He was a public affairs officer (PAO) at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai from 1983 to 1987. He filled the same role in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1993 and once again in Taipei (this time at the American Institute in Taiwan) from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 to 2003, his last long-term assignment abroad, he served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Webcast Moderator: Stephen A. Orlins
President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

To help Americans better understand the complexity of U.S.-China relations and its impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide, featuring a live webcast and Q&A with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former National Security Advisor and Former Secretary of State. This national day of programming is designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Please mark your calendar:

Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Location:  Kirkbride Hall 205 at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lecture Subject Title: “the Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Direction and parking instructions see here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event is FREE to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Institute of Global Studies,  the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Center for Global and Area Studies.

Congratulations to Chinese Speech Contest Winners

On Thursday, April 21, the Confucius Institute and the University of Delaware’s Chinese Program co-sponsored a Chinese Speech Contest for students taking Chinese at all levels. Participants showed off their skills and creativity by performing skits, singing songs, and reciting poetry. Congratulations to the winners in each category!

Beginner Level
First Place: Nick Rogers and Nina Davila
Second Place: Dante Pavan and Norma Cruz
Third Place: Kaelyn Zusi and T.J. Gibbons

Intermediate Level
First Place: Megan Mannino
Second Place: Adam Sallade, Desmond Stanback, Dunia Tonob, Reed Bidgood, Sara Suarez, and Wesley Yang
Third Place: Tim Schroeder

Advanced Level
First Place: Evangelista Barylski
Second Place: Davis Pfund, Fernando Rodriguez, and Gabriel Menoscal
Third Place: Amin Lo and Maricanna Green


UD Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 27 at Mitchell Hall

2016 CNY poster WEB_smThe Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association invite the University of Delaware campus community and the public to a special celebration of the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Monkey — on Saturday February 27, in Mitchell Hall on UD’s Newark campus.

This year, the Chinese New Year fell on Monday February 8th to start the Year of Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.

On Saturday Feb. 27, starting from 6:30 p.m., an evening of traditional and modern Chinese New Year festivities will be presented in Mitchell Hall.

Tickets are sold online at https://udcssa.yapsody.com/event/index/28589/2016. Prices vary at $12.99, $6.99, $4.99 and $2.99 per person. Online booking processing fee may apply.  Limited tickets may be also available at the door.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at UD at 302-831-7188/7190 or via email confucius@udel.edu.