When: Wednesday, February 17th @ 12pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Judy Polumbaum and Mark Sidel were two of the earliest young Americans to arrive in China to teach after the Cultural Revolution, and each have remained closely engaged with China as researchers, teachers and writers ever since. Each will provide a perspective on where China-US relations may be headed as we enter the Biden era, based on where we’ve come from over many decades, with lots of time for discussion and dialogue.
Mark Sidel serves as Doyle-Bascom professor of law and public affairs at UW-Madison and taught at Iowa from 2000-2011. He focuses on civil society in China and on China-US relations, as well as on India and Vietnam. He served in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok and New Delhi n program positions with the Ford Foundation before moving into academic life.
Judy Polumbaum is a University of Iowa professor emerita of journalism and mass communication. Much of her scholarly career focused on mass media in China. She now lives and writes in the southwest. Her latest project is a biography of her goofy Greatest Generation social activist photojournalist father -- All Available Light: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Ted Polumbaum, forthcoming this fall from McFarland Press.