June 13, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
Join us on Wednesday, June 13th, at 7 pm as we welcome Jim Freedman, a global leadership consultant, with extensive business experience in Korea, China, and the Philippines.
It is no secret that the current US administration’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its new approach to global affairs, is affecting the US’s position as a geo-political global leader. While the USA is building walls, the People’s Republic of China is building roads, in fact, three Silk Roads: The Overland Silk Road, The Maritime Silk Road, and the virtual Cyber Silk Road.
Jim will discuss the global strategy undertaken by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to build and finance The Silk Roads to secure its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region, and to increase its influence on Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party is working diligently to use the One Belt, One Road Project to reclaim the historical Chinese “Mandate of Heaven” as a means of legitimizing its control of the Chinese government and the Chinese people. Jim will discuss the One Belt, One Road’s impact on international trade and geo-political affairs if the current US administration continues on its “Make America Great Again” political strategy.
Jim Freedman has significant experience in the Asia-Pacific Region. He has recently been a guest lecturer on the topic of leading effectively in multi-cultural organizations at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and at both Nanjing University, and Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. For the last 13 years, Jim Freedman was responsible for global leadership and executive development for a global healthcare company with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, as a recipient of the Van Fleet Award for his service to the Republic of Korea, he brings a broad set of international experiences to his work and understanding of business affairs in Asia.