Great Decisions Lectures: Understanding China and Cybersecurity

Trade with China and Cybersecurity highlighted a pair of programs in WAC’s 2019 Great Decisions Lecture Series on Thursday, April 4. First, Dr. Nori Katagiri, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, provided insight on U.S.-China relations today. The topic of “Decoding U.S.-China Trade” was contextualized by Dr. Katagiri through a brief explanation of the trade war, potential hot-spots in the South China Sea region, and the current stance of the United States towards the Chinese government. His detailed descriptions provided attendees with an understanding of the situation today, as well as how the relationship might change in the future.

Later in the afternoon, Kurt Aubuchon, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at Maryville University, presented at Venture Café. Discussing the topic of “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics,” Professor Aubuchon explained some of the biggest threats in cybersecurity today, whether that be Russia, China, or other non-state actors. Next, he provided an overview of U.S. capabilities to combat this emerging threat in the future. Overall, he conveyed the importance of protecting ourselves against foreign actors and understanding that cyber war may be the next battlefield.

Please join UMSL’s International Studies & Programs Department and the World Affairs Council for the next segment of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on April 11, 2019. In order to provide insight and perspective on the topic, “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics”, Professor Aubuchon will be at the St. Louis Ethical Society.

The Great Decisions Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The series entails eight weekly sessions moderated by local experts on the most critical challenges to United States foreign policy. For the complete list of topics, please click here.

This event runs for eight consecutive Thursdays in March and April from 12 – 1:30 PM. Great Decisions will be held at the Ethical Society in Clayton at 9001 Clayton Rd – St. Louis, MO 63124.

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 10 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 9 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 8 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 7 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 6 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 5 of 10

CHINA Town Hall: Dr. Condoleezza Rice Video Conference

Free Event:
National teleconference with Dr. Condoleezza Rice as well as an internationally recognized expert on China’s public health and demographic challenges.

Tuesday, October 9, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.
Refreshments and reception 4:30PM – 5:00PM.
Webcast begins at 5:00 PM with Q&A after.

Register at: wacstl.org/china-town-hall/

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 4 of 10

Beginning Chinese Language Course

In this noncredit class, you will learn common phrases and scenarios of business in China. Ten topics will be introduced, which include self-introduction, asking for directions, taking transportations, visiting a Chinese family, dining in a restaurant with your business partners, etc.
Guest speakers will give further insight into China’s business, society and culture.

Course runs from September 11, 2018 – November 15, 2018.
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
10 weeks, 10 classes.

Class 3 of 10