China Town Hall

Lucia Pierce, former Director of External and Academic Events at NYU Shanghai will lead a local presentation on China’s high school education and the exam system, an overall sense of the commitment to education reform (K through undergraduate education) on the part of the Ministry of Education, and the challenges that reform entails. She will also discuss the broad outlines of the system and the interesting ways in which teachers, many of whom are incredibly creative and do exciting things, also have periods of intense focus on exams, how that plays into a school’s success, a teacher’s success, and students’ success. Ms. Pierce’s presentation will be followed by a live, interactive webcast featuring former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.

Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger will be the featured national speaker for this year’s annual CHINA Town Hall on October 18, 2016, organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins. China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both Countries. Dr. Kissinger will draw on his experience as national security advisor, secretary of state, and his years teaching at Harvard University to put the current state of U.S.-China relations in perspective, and chart potential policy courses for the future.

Who: Faculty, Staff, the General Public

When: Tuesday, October 18th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg–Dickinson Building (1) Room 212.


  • 5:30-6:00: Reception and Welcome
  • 6:00-7:00: Ms. Lucia Pierce’s presentation
  • 7:00-8:00: Dr. Henry Kissinger’s webcast

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