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Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. To Speak At UCLA

Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will deliver the Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace at UCLA on Wednesday, April 16. Huntsman’s remarks will focus on challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-China relationship.

The sold-out event will be held in the California Room of the UCLA Faculty Center at 5 pm.

The former governor, who speaks fluent Mandarin, will draw on his experience as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Ambassador to both Singapore and China to address this complex relationship.

During his tenure as governor of Utah (2005–2009), Huntsman was praised for transforming it into the best-managed state in America, as well as the best state to do business in. He left his post as President Obama’s ambassador to China in 2011 to run for the Republican presidential nomination, but abandoned his campaign in January 2012. He currently serves on multiple boards and as Chairman of the Atlantic Council.

The Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace is a signature lecture of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA’s premier center for the discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy and complex global issues. Bernard Brodie (1910–1978) was an eminent UCLA scholar and teacher known for his writings on nuclear strategy and deterrence.

Previous Brodie lecturers include U.S. Senator George Mitchell, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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