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»2010 Conferences & Events
- Taiwan Film Festival
- What Would Richard Nixon Think?
Chapman’s Center for Global Education, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles hosted the Taiwan Film Festival Nov. 19-20. Among the highlights of the festival was a screening of the live-action film Kung Fu Dunk by Kevin Chu. Admission was free and the films were open to the Chapman community and the public. The complete schedule included:
- Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Three Times, produced by internationally acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-hsien, Three Times journeys through three different love stories.
- Nov. 20, 5 p.m., Kung Fu Dunk, follows the story of a basketball player, starring Taiwan’s leading pop singer Jay Chou.
- Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Cape No. 7, the number two best-grossing film in Taiwanese history after Titanic, Cape No. 7 won both the Jury’s Award and the Audience’s Choice award at the Taipei International Film Festival, and has garnered six awards at the 45th Golden Horse Awards.
A panel of Nixon scholars from the Nixon Center in Washington D.C. joined Chapman University faculty to discuss the current affairs of China, Russia and the Middle East through the lens of Richard Nixon. This was followed by a panel of students who critiqued the Nixon foreign policy legacy.
The Nixon scholars include: Geoffrey Kemp, Reagan Administration official serving as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff during the Reagan Administration. Paul Saunders, Publisher of the foreign policy magazine, The National Interest and The National Interest online, published bi-monthly by The Nixon Center, and Executive Director of The Nixon Center. Saunders also directs the Center’s U.S.-Russian Relations Program and works on other issues, including energy and climate change, U.S. - European relations and the role of democracy in U.S. foreign policy. Drew Thompson, National Director of the China-MSD HIV/AIDS Partnership in Beijing and Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at the Nixon Center, he served as Assistant Director to the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Shanghai where he founded the American Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Logistics Committee in Shanghai.