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Orville Schell
Orville Schell

"The China Miracle: How Did It Happen and How Durable Is It?"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Nov. 8, 2007, 7:30pm
Location: Kansas Union Ballroom
This event is free and open to the public.

Orville Schell, a noted author and journalist, has devoted his professional life to reporting on and writing about Asia. His written work includes some fifteen books, ten of them about China. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The New Yorker, Time, Wired and Foreign Affairs, and been a contributor on China for PBS, NBC and CBS, where a 60 Minutes program of his won an Emmy.

The former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, Schell is now the Director of the Asia Society?s newly established Center on US-China Relations in New York City and a Fellow of the Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University. In his new role, he will lead new programs on the environment, the media and foreign policy in an effort promote more constructive dialogue between key Chinese and American leaders.

Supported by the Sosland Foundation of Kansas City.


The Humanities Lecture Series, begun in 1947, is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas and one of the most distinguished lecture series in the Midwest. The goal of the series is to bring scholars and artists to campus whose work encompasses or redefines central problems in the humanities, and who can frame their intellectual concerns so as to reach a multi-disciplinary audience including students, faculty and interested community members.

The Series is presented by The Hall Center for the Humanities. For more information about the Hall Center or the Lecture Series, contact us at (785) 864-4798 or hallcenter@ku.edu or visit our web site at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.
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