March 13, 2007
A group of Morningside College students will hold a panel discussion on “U.S. and China Relations: Past, Present and Future?” on Wednesday, March 21, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The students will discuss different aspects of the relations between the two nations based on the U.S. Foreign Relations course they took during the spring 2006 semester. The course was taught by Dr. Patrick Bass, professor of history and political science.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
“The United States’ status as a ‘lone economic, political, and military superpower’ faces a considerable challenge from an arising China in all three areas,” said Bass. “U.S. and Chinese relations play a key role to global peace and prosperity both now and in the foreseeable future. This relationship has an important past, a complex present, and a future fraught with ambiguity and peril.”
Bass said the student panel will examine the history of U.S. and China relations since 1899, the current strategic issues in East Asia and U.S./China relations, and the roles and issues surrounding China in a course simulation exercise.
The members of the student panel are Scott Corrie, a senior from Battle Creek, Iowa; Ben Goins, a senior from Sioux City; Zach Hindman, a senior from Sioux City; Laura Roost, a senior from Sioux City; Lindsay Smith, a senior from Liberty, Mo.; and Josh Wilkerson, a senior from Lincoln, Neb.