Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2007

Whitworth Great Decisions Series to Feature May 3 Lecture on China-U.S. Relations

The executive director of the Washington State China Relations Council will present the final lecture of the 50th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth College. The series features five speakers who focus on current political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community.

Joseph Borich will present "Emerging China-U.S. Relations: Flashpoints On and Below the Radar" on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

The Washington State China Relations Council is a state-level association representing more than 150 corporate members dedicated to promoting relations with China. The council has been a leading voice in promoting trade between China, Hong Kong and the United States. Borich was previously a Foreign Service officer who worked on U.S.-China relations. He has served under every president from Nixon to Clinton, and has held posts including consul general in Shanghai, and director of the Taiwan Coordination Staff in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Great Decisions 2007 is co-sponsored by the Whitworth Political Science Department and the School of Global Commerce & Management.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Barbara Brodrick, academic program assistant, political science department, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3270 or bbrodrick@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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