College of Arts and Sciences


  • Kapp Presents on U.S-China Relations

    April 28, 2011

    Dr. Robert A. Kapp, President of Robert A. Kapp & Associates Inc. and Senior China Advisor to K&L Gates, LL.P.,  a global law firm, will speak on “Is There A Chinese Word for Rashomon? The Many Understandings of U.S.-China Relations” on May 11.  Kapp chairs the China Committee of the Pacific Council on International Policy and previously led the U.S.-China Business Council,a Washington, D.C. organization of U.S. companies engaged with China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the World Affairs Council in Greater Seattlewhich honored him with its World Citizen Award in 1994.

    Kapp received a doctorate in modern Chinese history from Yale University and has taught modern Chinese history at Rice University and the University of Washington. He is the author of “Szechwan and the Chinese Republic: Provincial Militarism and Central Power, 1911-1938” (Yale University Press). 

    This free public event takes place on May 11 at 12 noon in Pigott 102 on the Seattle University campus.

    Kapp’s presentation is sponsored by the International Studies ProgramPigott McCone Endowed Chair, and Sigma Iota Rho. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 33 degrees including International Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, and Public Affairs.


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