2006.02.01: February 1, 2006: Headlines: COS - Malaysia: COS - Nepal: Diplomacy: Asian American Issues: Kentucky.com: Julia Chang Bloch, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, to discuss U.S. and China/Japan relations

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Julia Chang Bloch, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, to discuss U.S. and China/Japan relations

Julia Chang Bloch, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, to discuss U.S. and China/Japan relations

Julia Chang Bloch began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia, in 1964 and was the first Asian-American to serve as U.S. ambassador to Nepal

Julia Chang Bloch, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, to discuss U.S. and China/Japan relations

U.S.-Asia forum features former ambassador

Julia Chang Bloch, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, is the featured panelist in a group that will discuss U.S. and China/Japan relations 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday in Hall of Fame Room in Georgetown College's Cralle Student Center. The former director of the University of Kentucky's Patterson School, John Stempel, and professors from Georgetown's Commerce, Language & Culture program will also participate in the event.

The first Asian-American to hold the rank of U.S. Ambassador to the kingdom of Nepal in 1989, Bloch is president of the U.S.-China Education Trust, a program that promotes American Studies in China. She now lives in Washington, D.C., and serves as ambassador-in-residence at the University of Maryland Institute for Global Chinese Affairs and as Starr Senior Fellow for U.S.-China Relations at Peking University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.





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