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Oct. 9: CHINA Town Hall

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice will speak during webcast. Dave Frederickson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will speak in Mankato after the webcast.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-2-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business is hosting an annual national webcast on U.S.-China relations Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (located at the former Hubbard Building in Old Town Mankato).

This event is free and open to the public (RSVP required), and refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. To RSVP, visit

During the webcast, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice will speak to audiences at more than 95 locations across the United States.

The two-part event, sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, features an interactive webcast discussion and Q&A with Rice on the complex Sino-American relationship. After the webcast, Dave Frederickson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will speak live on topics of trade and agriculture between Minnesota and China.

Members of the media are welcome and are asked to contact Jen Cucurullo, director of communication & events in the College of Business, by phone at 507-389-5424 or by email at, to indicate their plans to attend the event.


  • 4:45 p.m. Doors open
  • 5 p.m.      Live webcast with Condoleeza Rice, former secretary of state and national
  • security advisor
  • 5:45 p.m. Short break
  • 5:55 p.m. Local presentation by Dave Frederickson, Minnesota commissioner of agriculture
  • 7 p.m.      Event concludes

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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