About the Event

Join communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. Featuring an interactive national webcast panel at 6pm moderated by George Stephanopoulos, joined by expert panelists Stephen OrlinsMelanie HartYasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner, then followed by an onsite discussion with Edward A. Turzanski, a Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

National webcast panel:

George Stephanopoulos (Moderator) is ABC News’ chief anchor. He also serves as anchor of Good Morning America and anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. 

Mr. Stephen Orlins is president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Dr. Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute; 

Dr. Yasheng Huang is Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ely Ratner is executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security.

Local Host: 

Edward A. Turzanski is a Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence issues. He is a Life Member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), having served with the U.S. intelligence community in postings throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe during the Reagan Administration; and he was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Anti-Terror Advisory Committee throughout the George W. Bush Administration. Since 9-11, he has regularly offered commentary on national security, political, intelligence and terror-related issues on more than four-dozen media outlets throughout North America and has been a frequent contributor to Canada’s CTV News in Toronto and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.  Turzanski is a rotating panelist on 6ABC TV's “Inside Story” on Sunday mornings.  He is also Vice President of the Union League of Philadelphia.  

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.


Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

Room 101
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19104


This event is free and open to the public.


Edward A. Turzanski

Edward A. Turzanski - Edward A. Turzanski the FPRI Templeton Fellow and Co-Chair of its Center for the Study of Terrorism – is a Professor of Political Science and History at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and a Senior Scholar with the American Institute for History Education (AIHE). ; Moderator