Dialogue on Russia and China Today

March 25, 2006

Lehman College, with the co-sponsorship of RACH-C, held the first of two major symposium on issues confronting Russia and China today. Ambassador Andrey I. Denisov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Yishan Zhang, Deputy Representative, Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the U.N., led off the Saturday March 25, event.

Russia and China, were featured in a film showing, and the opening of an exhibit featuring historical photographs as well as contemporary publications related to the two nations.

For Lehman, the event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the first meetings of the United Nations on American soil, which took place on the Lehman campus from March 25 through August 15, 1946.

The symposium series is sponsored by the College’s Division of Education and Office of the Provost and also by the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center: www.rach-c.org., and was organized by a committee co-chaired by Dr. Gaoyin Qian and Dr. Patricia Thompson (Yelena Vladimirovna Mayakovskya) of the Department of Specialized Services in Education.