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Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski to Keynote U.S.-China Relations Forum

Deborah Hakes, The Carter Center, 404-420-5124 or
Elaine Justice, Emory University, 404-727-0643 or 
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media wishing to cover the following event are requested to RSVP to Deborah Hakes at 404-420-5124 or Journalists outside Atlanta may submit questions for the panel or interview requests to Deborah Hakes.

ATLANTA....The Carter Center and Emory University are bringing together renowned American and Chinese leaders and scholars to discuss the future of the bilateral relationship between the United States and China at a public forum Nov. 11-12. Featured speakers include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, President of Chinese People's Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries Madam Li Xiaolin,  and former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky.

President Carter will provide opening remarks at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at The Carter Center. Following the remarks, a series of panel discussions will explore the current status of the bilateral relationship, with perspectives from the private sector and academia. These events will take place in Cecil B. Day Chapel, 453 Freedom Parkway.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Emory University will host a series of speakers and panels on China-Africa relations and global perceptions of China, among other topics. The program begins at 9 a.m. in Dobbs University Center's Winship Ballroom, 605 Asbury Circle on the Emory campus.

The event will be webcast live at Participants will use hashtag #uschinaforum. Click here for the full agenda and participant list.

This event is open to the public, but a $20 online reservation is required to attend Nov. 11.

The forum will launch a new Carter Center project on U.S.-China relations that aims to reduce misperceptions, promote greater U.S.-China cooperation in the developing world, and nurture a young generation of Americans and Chinese to work together to build a stronger foundation for the world's most important bilateral relationship. These ideas will be discussed with forum participants and help guide the Center's work in China in the coming years.

The Carter Center has worked for more than 16 years to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and China. Read more about the Carter Center's China Program.


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. Please visit to learn more about The Carter Center.

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