RSVP Today for Tuesday’s China Town Hall with Dr. Susan Rice and Jim Lambert

You’re invited.
Free and open to the public.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council, the International Business Council of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, TN*China Network and the International Center for Business at Belmont University in association with the National Committee on US-China Relations

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China Town Hall:

Local Connections, National Reflections

CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation on China taking place in 80+ communities

throughout the United States

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5:00 Registration/Networking
5:30 Conversation with Mr. Jim Lambert
6:00 Dr. Susan Rice / Live via Webcast
6:45 Mr. Jim Lambert – Closing Remarks
7:00 Program Closes
(All Times CDT)

Belmont University, Massey Boardroom
Massey Business Center


The Honorable Susan E. Rice

Former National Security Advisor and

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

National Webcast Moderated by

Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Nashville Speaker

Mr. Jim Lambert

FCStone Merchant Services, LLC, Director of Sales

Convenient Parking Available

Park at Belmont’s Inman Center/North Garage (Directions at this Link). From Inman Garage take the Inman Building elevator to the second floor. Turn left to cross the pedestrian bridge to the Massey Business Center. Take the elevator to the fourth floor. Turn left to the Massey Boardroom.

CHINA Town Hall

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.


Ambassador Susan E. Rice served President Barack Obama as national security advisor and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. In her role as national security advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017, Ambassador Rice led the National Security Council staff and chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee. She provided the President daily national security briefings and was responsible for coordinating the formulation and implementation of all aspects of the Administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence, and military efforts.

As U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, Ambassador Rice worked to advance U.S. interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world’s security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights. In a world of 21st century threats that pay no heed to borders, Ambassador Rice helped rebuild an effective basis for international cooperation that strengthened the United States’ ability to achieve its foreign policy objectives and made the American people safer.

Ambassador Rice served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001. In that role, she formulated and implemented U.S. policy towards 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and oversaw the management of 43 U.S. embassies and more than 5,000 U.S. and local employees. Ambassador Rice was co-recipient of the White House’s 2000 Samuel Nelson Drew Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the formation of peaceful, cooperative relationships between states.

From 1993 to 1997, she served as special assistant to President William J. Clinton and senior director for African Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House, as well as director for international organizations and peacekeeping on the National Security Council staff. From 2002 to 2008, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she conducted research and published widely on U.S. foreign policy, transnational security threats, weak states, global poverty, and development. She began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company in Toronto, Canada. She has served on numerous boards, including the Bureau of National Affairs, the National Democratic Institute, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Ambassador Rice received her master’s degree (M.Phil.) and Ph.D (D.Phil.) in international relations from New College, Oxford University, England, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was awarded the Chatham House-British International Studies Association prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the United Kingdom in the field of international relations in 1990. Ambassador Rice received her B.A. in history with honors from Stanford University in 1986, where she was awarded junior Phi Beta Kappa and was a Truman Scholar. In 2017, French President Francois Hollande presented Ambassador Rice with the Award of Commander, the Legion of Honor of France, for her contributions to Franco-American relations.


Jim Lambert – Jim Lambert has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural commodities trading, much of which has been spent in the greater cotton industry. For the past two plus years, Lambert has developed FCStone Merchant Services (subsidiary Nasdaq listed, INTL FCStone Inc.) cotton trading and financial services business in Nashville, Tennessee. A large part of the industry interaction has been developing risk management tools for the “fiber to fabric” textiles supply chain, including farmers, cotton merchants, textile mills and even some well-known brands. Before returning to Tennessee, Lambert spent 15 years living and working in China, first in several trading, operations and business development positions for Archer Daniels Midland/Wilmar Trading and most recently as Managing Director of INTL FCStone Trading Co. Ltd, the Shanghai based subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. Prior to returning to China in 2010, Lambert was Vice President of INTL FCStone subsidiary, Globecot Trading, a dedicated cotton futures and options firm.

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