Economist Pieter Bottler to speak about India-China ties at U of M China Center's annual lecture
When: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6
Where: Coffman Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
Contacts: Joan Brzezinski, China Center, (612) 624-1002
Bob San, University News Service, (612) 624-4082
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/29/2006) —Economist Pieter Bottler will discuss economic relations between India and China at the University of Minnesota China Center's 2006 Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- -China Bridges Lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Coffman Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.
Bottelier will speak on the topic, India's Growth from the Perspective of China's Experience. He will argue that bilateral India-China ties, including trade and investment, are increasing very rapidly to the benefit of both countries and that a partial convergence of the Indian and Chinese growth models appears likely.
Bottelier is a senior adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the author of many articles on China's economy. He has served the World Bank in a variety of roles, including senior advisor to the vice president for East Asia, chief of the Asian Development Bank's Resident Mission in Beijing and directorships for Latin America and North Africa.
In an effort to build a legacy for their children and for Minnesota, Bob and Kim Griffin donated $500,000 to the China Center in 2004 to create an endowment fund to establish the Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture. The Griffin's gift reflects their commitment to promoting mutual respect between the two cultures and their passion to connect people with China.
Bob Griffin is president of Griffin International Companies, which he founded in 1997. Under Griffin's leadership as president, Griffin International Companies has become one of the Twin Cities' leading import firms, focusing on custom products developed in the U.S. and sourced from Asia.
Established in 1979, the University of Minnesota China Center's mission, drawing on the strengths of the University of Minnesota and its partners, is to build bridges between the U.S. and Greater China.
For more information, contact the China Center at 612-624-1002 or email@example.com.