Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Retired Army Brigadier General Neal Sealock shares experiences and information on China’s Foreign Policy April 3


Retired Army Brigadier General and Whitworth Adjunct Professor of Global Strategies Neal Sealock will present “Dealing with the Dragon: China’s Foreign Policy” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.

“As a re-emerging superpower, China asserts that its rise is peaceful,” Sealock says. “The U.S. must fill a leading role in dealing with what many of us consider a critical bilateral relationship.”

After being commissioned into the Army in 1974 as a Distinguished Military Graduate, Sealock studied Mandarin Chinese and served three tours of duty in China and two in the Pacific Rim. In 2001, Sealock negotiated for the release of 24 crewmembers of a U.S. EP-3E Aries plane who were held by Chinese authorities on the island of Hainan after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet. From 2000-02, he was the U.S. Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of China. From 2005-10, Sealock was the director of Spokane International Airport. He earned a B.A. in military history from Eastern Washington University in 1974 and a M.S. in international studies from Troy University in 1983.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contact:

Stephanee Newman, program assistant for the political science department, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3834 or snewman@whitworth.edu.

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or lbeechinor@whitworth.edu.