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New Dates for Events in Russia/China Series at Camden County College


Recent inclement weather has led the Camden County College Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility to revise the schedule for its lecture series “Russia and China After Stalin and Mao: Divergent Paths of Development.”

The series is focusing on the evolution of the two nations since the deaths of leaders Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. It includes a special food-tasting event, “Exploring the World Through Food, Part II, (offered for a charge) and an appearance by David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who will discuss his own 1975 and 2002 trips to China.

The series will take place in Civic Hall, which is in the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus. The campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

The new schedule for the remainder of the series is as follows:

● 5 p.m. March 13: “Exploring the World Through, Part Food II” tasting. Featured will be dishes from China, Russia and India. Only those aged 21 and older may attend. Cost is $25 per person.

● 7 p.m. March 13: “China in the Mid-’70s: Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping” with author David Eisenhower.

● 7 p.m. April 3: “The Soviet Dissident Movement in Historical Perspective” with Benjamin Nathans of the University of Pennsylvania.

● 7 p.m. April 10: “The China-Russia Reversal: Why Is China Growing Faster Economically and More Stable Politically?” with Harley Balzer of Georgetown University.

● 7 p.m. April 17: “The Great Transformation of China Since Deng Xiaoping” with Yuhua Wang of the University of Pennsylvania.

The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Teachers who attend can gain valuable insight for their classroom lessons as well as New Jersey professional development credit.

To attend, contact (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or

Published: March 08, 2013