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Great Decisions: "South China Sea Conflict"

Tuesday|May 23, 2017|1:30pm - 3:30pm
Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building


Please join the Harrison Public Library in welcoming Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Mr. Daly will speak on the topic of South China Sea Conflict.

Before joining the Wilson Center, he was Director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland, a position he held since 2007. From 2001 to 2007, he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, in Nanjing, China. Daly began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat with the United States Information Agency from 1989 to 1991, after which he taught Chinese at Cornell.

From 1992 to 1999, he worked on television projects in China as a host, actor, and writer, and helped to produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children’s Television Workshop programs. During that same period, he directed the Syracuse University China seminar and served as a commentator on U.S.-China relations and Chinese affairs for several U.S. and Chinese media outlets. In 2000 and 2001, he served as American Director of the U.S.-China Housing Initiative. Daly is a regular commentator on current affairs for the Chinese service of the Voice of America.


"Great Decisions" is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading articles, watching videos, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Program is facilitated by Joan Katen, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Peace and Justice, with special guest speakers.

Participants contribute to the 2017 FPA National Opinion Ballot which can be submitted online ( or in person. You do not need a briefing book to participate. Video and articles for discussion can be found online at Reference copy of briefing booklet available at Harrison Library.

The Great Decision series is free and open to the public. However due to popularity, each session is on a first come first served basis. 

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