Project Pengyou Courtyard Event with Lisa Heller, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy Beijing | Project Pengyou


by Project Pengyou on September 1st, 2015   941 views

When and Where

  • 01/09/2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Project Pengyou
    No. 65 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Guloudong Ave Dongcheng District
    Beijing
    100009
    China
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Project Pengyou Courtyard Event with Lisa Heller, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy Beijing | Project Pengyou

Event Details

Project Pengyou is pleased to invite educators, students and alumni to our courtyard on Tuesday, Sept. 1st, for a fireside chat with American foreign service officer and long-time China Hand, Lisa Heller. Additionally, Elizabeth Knup, Chief Representative of Ford Foundation in China will be moderating the discussion.

Lisa Heller Event Flyer 1

Join us to welcome and congratulate Ms. Heller in her new position at the Embassy, overseeing all State Department activities related to Public Affairs in China. Ms. Heller’s own China story began in the 80s when she worked at Dalian Institute of Technology. After subsequently working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NASA, Ms. Heller returned to China in 1992 on her first assignment with the United States Embassy in Beijing and has since had additional assignments in Shenyang, Taipei, Kyiv and Seoul.

As is tradition with our Courtyard events, the format will be rather intimate and interactive with a one-one-one conversation with Ms. Heller about her personal journey, as well as a chance for the audience to take part in the dialogue. There will be a wine and networking reception following the discussion.
We are pleased that Elizabeth Knup, Chief Representative of Ford Foundation in China will be moderating the discussion and can also share some of her own China story.
DATE: Tuesday, September 1
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
VENUE: Golden Bridges / Project Pengyou Courtyard (map / directions: http://goo.gl/maps/WnDV7)
PRICE: 30 RMB for students (with student ID), 100 RMB for non-students (Entrance includes one drink or glass of wine)

RSVP: Please send an email to rsvp@goldenbridges.org no later than August 31 Please indicate in the subject line if you are a student (include your affiliation) or non-student.

This is one of the best times of the year to visit our courtyard, and we look forward to meet with many old and new faces!

 


 Speaker Bio

Lisa Heller, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs

Lisa Heller has served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing since July 2015. Ms. Heller is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota. She first came to work in China as a teacher at the Dalian Institute of Technology, now the Dalian University of Science and Technology, in 1986. Before returning to China in her first assignment with the Embassy in 1992, she had also worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. She has also had additional assignments in Shenyang, Taipei, Beijing (twice), Kyiv, and Seoul.

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