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Mon., May 2
Wed., May 11
Dr. Orville Schell
"Is It Necessary and
Possible to Collaborate
Wed., June 8
Annual Meeting & Dinner
Dr. Chris Sabatini
Exec. Dir., Global
Americans & Prof.
"The Rot at the Heart of
the Brazilian Economy"
6 PM Meeting
7 PM Dinner &
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Vietnam with Forum Executive Director, Kay Maxwell
Join Kay Maxwell on an exciting 16-day "Journey
Through Vietnam" in
October 2016. For details, visit:
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AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE DINNER - Wednesday, May
Dr. Orville Schell
Director, Center on
US-China Relations, Asia Society
"Is It Necessary and Possible to
Collaborate with China?"
has worked for the Ford
Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in
as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-70s. In
he is a
professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate
Schell is the author of fourteen
books, nine of them about China. His most recent books
Virtual Tibet, The China Reader: The Reform Years, and Mandate of Heaven:
Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders.
He is also a
such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times
Magazine, The Nation,
The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Granta, Wired, Newsweek,
Mother Jones, The
Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books.
Dr. Schell graduated Magna Cum
Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History,
was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and
earned a PhD
(Abd) at the University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History.
Cash Bar: 6:15 PM
Dinner & Presentation: 7:00 PM
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED
Open Only to AR Members and Their Guests
AR Series Member: No fee
All Others: Phone the Forum Office for Guest Fee and Payment
aNNUAL MEETING AND DINNER - Wednesday, June 8
Annual Meeting and Dinner
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
5:30 pm - Cash Bar
6:00 pm - Annual Meeting
7:00 pm - Dinner / Presentation
Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Executive Director, Global Americans
Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy"
Dr. Sabatini was
the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and
(AS/COA) from 2005 to 2014 and the founder and
editor-in-chief of the hemispheric
policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ).
At the AS/COA, Dr. Sabatini chaired
organization’s Rule of Law
working group, which published a report on rule
of law in the
hemisphere entitled Rule
of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity. He also chaired the AS/COA Cuba
2007, Dr. Sabatini launched AQ and maintained a regular blog on policy in
Americas on the magazine’s website (www.americasquarterly.org).
Previously, Dr. Sabatini was the Director for Latin America and the
Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy. He also was a Diplomacy
Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s
Center for Democracy and Governance. Additionally,
he has served as an advisor to the World Bank and
Reservations and Advance Payment Required
TRAVEL TO VIETNAM, october 3-18, 2016
Join Forum Executive Director, Kay Maxwell, on an exciting
"Journey Through Vietnam"
For details, visit: