China scholar selected for national committee

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Jonathan Noble, visiting assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, recently was selected to participate in the Public Intellectuals Program sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The program, which runs from fall 2005 to winter 2007, is designed to upgrade the quality of American public understanding ofChinaby strengthening links amongU.S.academics, policymakers and opinion leaders.

As one of 20 young American China scholars selected for the program, Noble, who specializes in Chinese culture, film and media, will use his knowledge ofChinas society to inform policy and public opinion.Participants in the Public Intellectuals program are required to attend workshops onU.S.-Chinarelations, travel toChina, organize a regional public event onChina, and develop at least one public education program.

Established in 1966, the National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between theUnited Statesand greaterChinato serve vital American and world interests. Carried out through conferences, professional exchanges, collaborative projects and public education programs, the committee focuses on politics, security, education, legal reform, economic cooperation and transnational issues such as the environment and public health.

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