"The China Hands Legacy"
This inaugural Mansfield Center Conference embraced the Center's initial mission, which included both Asian affairs and ethics in public affairs. The 1984 China Hands Conference addressed the personal and professional suffering endured by American foreign service officers and journalists in China during and after World War II. The Conference exemplified the participants' personal stories as the inherent dilemma that is posed when an individual is caught between the policy of his government and what he considers the empirical truth.
Participants in the Mansfield Center's Inaugural China Hands Conference include:
"Ethics and Public Affairs: The Search for a Moral Vision in Foreign Policy"
Keynote speaker, Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, addressed this conference with his presentation "Our Values and the World." Along with other speakers, presenters at this conference focused on the important issues surrounding American foreign policy as a component of our evolving moral and ethical values.
Other participants include:
"The Japanese-United States Relationship"
This Mansfield Center Conference addressed the Japanese-American relationship, specifically touching on questions of future challenges and opportunities for both nations, which, in Senator Mansfield's words, constitute "the most important relationship in the world." Presenters contrasted both Japanese and American perspectives, discussing themes of bilateral trade, Asian-Pacific security, and the cultural dimensions of Japanese-American relations.
"Ethics and Public Affairs: Leadership, Character, and Civic Virtue"
Topics at this Conference included the nature of leadership, public leadership and personal character, moral aspects of leadership private and public life, and develping leadership and character.
"Rising Expectations in China and Human Rights"
The 1989 Mansfield Conference addressed the then-current political and social climate in China. Topics discussed included the individual in Chinese society, intellectual freedom, the Cultural Revolution, and current reforms, economic progress, and human rights in China.
"The Public Trust and Private Interests"
The 1990 Conference dealt with issues, tensions, and controversies surrounding the public trust and private interests in American politics.
For additional information on any of the Mansfield Center Conferences, please contact us, by phone, (406)-243-2988 or e-mail.
The Mansfield Center
Level 4, Mansfield Library
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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