2017-10-05 / About Town

Far East diplomacy is topic of lecture Friday

The former Canadian ambassador to China will discuss Far East diplomacy at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.

Howard Balloch’s lecture is titled “China Redux and the American Empire.” He was appointed ambassador to China in 1996 and served until 2001, while also managing diplomatic relations with Mongolia and North Korea.

Prior to his ambassadorship, Balloch served for two years as deputy secretary to the Cabinet for National Unity, a key position in the Canadian federal government during the Quebec referendum on sovereignty in 1995.

This presentation, co-sponsored by the Jamestown Historical Society, is part of the “JAC Talks” lecture series. Admission is $10; students receive a $5 discount. Tickets can be purchased at the arts center’s website.

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