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Pitt-Greensburg to host CHINA Town Hall; Live webcast will also include local discussion

Photos of panelists: Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, Stephen Orlins, Ely Ratner, and George StephanopoulosFriction between the United States and China in politics, security, and trade affect the global community and influence the lives of every American. To encourage wider discussion of how Americans are being affected, leading political commentator George Stephanopoulos will host a special nationwide CHINA Town Hall conversation about key issues, risks, and opportunities in the Sino-American relationship, on November 18, presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Dr, Alan Juffs, director of the English Language Institute at PittThe University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is one of 75 venues nationwide that will be hosting a CHINA Town Hall event on Monday, November 18. The live webcast will begin promptly at 6 p.m. at the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center (150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601). An interactive discussion, facilitated by Alan Juffs, PhD, director of the English Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, will occur from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

George Stephanopoulos, chief anchor for ABC News, will moderate the live webcast that will feature:

  • Melanie Hart, senior fellow and director of China Policy for the Center for American Progress;
  • Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and professor, Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
  • Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on US-China Relations; and
  • Ely Ratner, executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security.

“The purpose of the event is to provide communities across the United States with the opportunity to better understand the relationship between the United States and China,” said Lauren Perri, study abroad coordinator at Pitt-Greensburg. “This is a great opportunity for the local community to participate in a national discussion. The panel will be followed by an on-site conversation about the impact that U.S.-China relations our community and audience members will be able to ask questions.”

New for this year’s event is the option to submit audience questions via video submission. Participants are encouraged to follow these instructions to submit questions for this webcast:

  • Use an electronic device (mobile phone, tablet, or computer) to record your video.
  • At the beginning of the recording, introduce yourself by stating your name as well as the name and city of the CTH venue you plan to attend on November 18
  • Videos should be no more than 30 seconds long. Landscape orientation strongly preferred to portrait.
  • Upload your video to Twitter or Facebook no later than Monday, November 11.
    • Twitter: In Privacy & Safety, be sure to un-check “Protect your tweets” so we can see your video. In your tweet, use the hashtag #CTH19 and tag @NCUSCR.
    • Facebook: Make sure that your post is set to “Public” (not “Friends”). In your post, use the hashtag #CTH19 and tag @National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
    • To ensure that we are properly tagged, we recommend that (rather than pasting) you start manually typing “@National Committee on U” until our name appears in the dropdown, at which point you can click to complete the tag.
  • Look for your video during the November 18 webcast to see if your question has been selected!
  • If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact

Established in 1966, the National Committee on United States-China Relations has long been the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan public affairs organization devoted to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and Greater China.

Publication Date

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:00