Talks from the Hoover Institution

China, Hong Kong, And The Future Of Freedom: A Dialogue Between Director Condoleezza Rice And Lord Chris Patten

September 23, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT.

The Hoover Institution hosts China, Hong Kong, and the Future of Freedom: A Dialogue Between Director Condoleezza Rice and Lord Chris Patten.

You are cordially invited to a special event marking the launch of the Hoover Institution's new project on China's Global Sharp Power.

Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice and Lord Chris Patten engage in a wide-ranging discussion about China's deepening authoritarianism, its escalating assault on Hong Kong's freedom and way of life, and the challenge that China's intensifying assertion of "sharp power" poses to democracies worldwide.

Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy. In addition, she is a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic consulting firm. Rice served as the sixty-sixth secretary of state of the United States (2005-2009) and as President George W. Bush’s national security adviser (2001 to 2005).

Lord Chris Patten is chancellor of the University of Oxford. During a career in government, he was chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-92), the United Kingdom’s last governor of Hong Kong (1992-97), European Commissioner for External Relations (1999-2004), and chairman of the BBC Trust (2011-2014). He chaired the International Crisis Group (2004-11), and is a commander of France’s Legion of Honor (2016). Lord Patten is the author of several books, including most recently First Confession: A Sort of Memoir (2017).

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