Lecture by Author Orville Schell:
“Xi Jinping and the US-China Faultline”

Join us for an in-person lecture by the incredible author Orville Schell, where he’ll share his fascinating insights and stories!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Elling Eide Center
8000 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
Time: 11AM-1:30PM (Brunch Reception to follow the lecture)

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the most influential authors of our time. Reserve your spot now and prepare to be inspired by Schell’s profound knowledge and passion for storytelling.

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations and Vice-President at the Asia Society and the former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

He was born in New York City; graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History; studied Chinese language at Stanford University studied as an exchange student at National Taiwan University; and earned his PhD (abd) at the UC, Berkeley in Chinese History.

Schell has worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and traveled widely in China since the mid-70s. He is the author of numerous books. His most recent work is: My Old Home: A Novel of Exile published in 2021.

Prior to that he co-authored Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century with John Delury while his own works include: Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China’s Leaders,” Virtual Tibet: Searching For Shangri-la From the Himalayas to Hollywood ,” “Discos and Democracy: China in The Throes of Reform; “Watch Out For the Foreign Guests: China Encounters the West”; To Get Rich is Glorious: China in the 80s”; and the four volume “The China Reader.”

He has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a Smith Richardson Foundation grant, and is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, a Menken Award and a Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism.

Schell currently serves as a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the USC. He also Co-chairs the Task Force on US China Policy with Susan Shirk from UCSD.

Orville Schell with attendees Robin Radin, Daphne Rosenzweig Ph. D and Elling Eide Centers Board Chair Dr. Cynthia Chennault.