Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations
The Next Meeting Will Be Held on 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016  Alta Club

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 70 cities throughout the United States presenting a discussion via webcast with Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State

 

WEBCAST  5:00 PM  SOCIAL 6:00 PM  DINNER 6:30 PM
Q AND A WITH ROBERT GRIFFITHS, 7:30 PM

Robert D. Griffiths

Recently retired as a Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer, rank of Minister Counselor, Mr. Griffiths is currently an instructor in Chinese politics at the University of Utah. He previously taught economics and Chinese studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. As part of his 34-year career with the State Department, he lived and worked in greater China for 14 years, most recently as U.S. Consul General in Shanghai (2011-14). Previous postings abroad included Beijing, Bangkok, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Bogota. He served in the U.S. Senate for a year as foreign policy advisor to Harry Reid, (D-NV), and worked in the Asia Policy shop of the Secretary of Defense. He has a B.A. in Asian Studies (summa cum laude) from BYU, and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He has spoken frequently at universities in the U.S., China and Thailand, and been interviewed on National Public Radio and other programs both in the U.S. and abroad. He has lived in or visited 35 countries on every continent and speaks Chinese and Thai. He is married to Jeanne Decker Griffiths and they have three grown children.


Please RSVP by 3pm THURSDAY, October 13 by one of the following:  reply to this email; phone Kathryn Horvat, 801-502-0708; or email at kbhorvat@comcast.net.  Reservations made after deadline will be taken for speaker only. Please leave your name and the number in your party.  Vegetarian meal is available, advise with RSVP.  Please cancel reservations by 3pm on Monday April 4, if you know you will not be attending the meeting. You are responsible for your own and guests fees if you do not attend after making reservations.

Dinner fees; Member $35, Guests $40.  


ComplImentary parking is available on the north side of South Temple, east of the Eagle Gate apartment building. Valet service is available after 6pm

COMING IN NOVEMBER:   AARON STEIN SPEAKING ON:
TURKEY AND THE UNITED STATES - A FRAGILE ALLIANCE