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UW to Host Discussion of China’s Global Economic Influence during G-20 Summit

September 22, 2009

This Thursday, as part of the  Wisconsin China Initiative’s annual advisory board meeting, experts from around the world will participate in a panel discussion on “China and the Global Economic Crisis.”

Hosted by the Division of International Studies, the public discussion will take place at the Pyle Center from 2-4 p.m. and will feature UW faculty members Edward Friedman (Political Science) and Menzie Chinn (Economics), along with advisory board members, Nicholas Lardy (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Yao Yang (China Center for Economic Research, Peking University), and Ed Gargan (Asia Bureau Chief, Newsday). There will be time for questions from the audience and a reception for attendees will follow the event.

The discussion coincides with the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit where leaders of the countries with the largest economies will discuss the state of the global financial and economic crisis. Attendance at this Pyle Center event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. You can register online and for more information, contact Masarah Van Eyck, mvaneyck2@international.wisc.edu, 608 262-5590.

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