Monday, May 18, 2009

Notice of Talk: "What the Rise of China Means for Canada"

What the Rise of China Means for Canada

May 21, 2009 8:00pm to 9:00pm


DATE: Thursday May 21, 2009

PLACE: President¹s Room, Saskatoon Club, 417 - 21st Street East (Dinner ­ Main Floor)

TIME: 8:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Dr. Charles Burton, Professor of Political Science, Brock University, and CIC Research Associate

TOPIC: What the Rise of China Means for Canada

The ascent of China to greater heights on the world stage has coincided with Canada's progressive loss of political and financial influence within this region. Dr Burton's research leads to the proposition that Canada desperately needs to renew its China policy. Join us as Dr Burton leads us through his research as he proposes some of the steps our country needs to take to adapt to these new realities.

Charles Burton is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University. Dr Burton's position as Research Associate in the Canadian International Council is a recent accolade in an academic career has taken him, among other places, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, and Fudan University in Shanghai. He has written extensively on China and North Korea, and his expertise has been utilized by Department of National Defence and the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.

DINNER: If you plan to attend the dinner, please meet at 6:00 p.m. Cost per person is $24.00. Please call Virginia or Tanis at 966-4654 by Tuesday, May 19, 2009, before 4:00 p.m. Calls cannot be accepted after that time.

Reservations for dinner cannot be made for persons who call late.

Reservations will be made for all persons who call on time and such persons will be expected to pay even if they can not or do not attend. Persons with reservations who cannot attend, are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.

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