Robert Daly - "The High Priest of Chineseness: Can China Be Powerful and Modern Under Xi Jinping? "
Friday, February 26, 2016
12:15pm – 1:30 pm
Ben Cherrington Hall—Room 301
Robert Daly is director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. Before coming to the Wilson Center he was director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland and American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing. A diplomat serving as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80s and early 90s, he taught Chinese at Cornell University, worked on television (北京人在纽约)and theater projects in China as a host, actor, and writer, and helped produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children's Television Workshop programs. During the same period, he directed the Syracuse University China Seminar and served as a commentator on Chinese affairs for CNN, the Voice of America, and Chinese television and radio stations. From 2000 to 2001 he was American Director of the U.S.-China Housing Initiative at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Living in China for 11 years, he has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Jiang Zemin and Li Yuanchao, and American leaders, including Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger.