The Confucius Institute at the University of Queensland warmly welcomed former Director and Vice President of American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Television Network (US) Mr Harvey Dzodin to UQ on July 25, 2014 to deliver a speech entitled 'Sino-American relations and the rebalancing: Friends, enemies and frenemies’.
Mr Dzodin, currently a columnist for China’s national English-language newspaper the China Daily and a Senior Advisor to Tsinghua University, delivered an in-depth presentation on the challenges and developments of Sino-American engagement and how Australia may relate to such a relationship. This presentation was well received by the numerous students, guests, visitors and academics that attended with Mr Dzodin’s delivery providing opportunities for questions and discussion both during and after the presentation.
Hosted by the Confucius Institute, visits and presentations from distinguished guests such at Mr Dzodin to Brisbane and UQ play a highly important role in gaining a better insight into international relations in regards to Sino-affairs. The Confucius Institute at UQ among other roles has a key focus on the promotion of a stronger understanding of China engagement, Chinese language and culture through a range of events, activities and programs to the greater UQ community.
The presentation guest speaker Mr Dzodin attended college at Michigan State University and received a BA degree and Phi Beta Kappa Award in 1969. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1973, and then received an LL.M. degree from the London School of Economics in 1974.
Having previously held the position of Director and Vice President of American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Television Network (US) from 1982 until 2004, other distinguished roles held include Counsel to President Carter's White House Conference on Families, the United Nations International Board in Vienna, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Congress and the American Symphony Orchestra League.
The Confucius Institute at UQ would like to extend a sincere thanks to the UQ leadership and senior management as well as UQ Protocol in making Mr Dzodin’s visit to UQ possible.
Event photos can be found here.