Fireside Chat Featuring Carola McGiffert

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Tue, February 18, 2014 | 2:00PM-3:30PM
Fireside Chat Featuring Carola McGiffert
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Carola McGiffert is President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation. Until recently, she was a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State, where she served as the director of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a presidential effort to increase the number and diversity of Americans who study in China. Previously, she co-founded StratAsia, a boutique consulting firm that helped American companies do business in Asia. From 2002 to 2009, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC-based think tank, as a senior fellow and chief of staff to the CEO. Ms. McGiffert began her career in the Clinton White House, with subsequent stints at the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representative, where she was part of the China WTO working group. She received an Chinese Studies from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and a B.A. in government and economics from Wesleyan University.

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The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

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The Fireside Chat series brings speakers to Yale-China to share and discuss issues related to China’s heart and hinterland with the Yale and New Haven communities. All Fireside Chats are free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise noted, all talks begin at 4:30 pm and are held in the Yale-China office, 442 Temple Street, New Haven.

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