Special guest Julia Chang-Bloch on

Beginning Friday, May 7

From St. Norbert College, April 21, 2010
by Brian Curran, brian.curran@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Julia Chang-Bloch, president of the U.S.-China Education Trust and ambassador-in-residence at the University of Maryland, will be the special guest for the May "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show hosted by dean and academic president Michael Marsden. The state of U.S.-China relations will be the topic of discussion.

Chang-Bloch began her career in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Malaysia. In 1989 she was named U.S. Ambassador to Nepal after joining the U.S. Agency for International Development, she was the first Asian-American to be awarded ambassadorship. Chang-Bloch moved to the corporate sector of Malaysia in 1993 where she became the group executive vice president of the Bank of America. In 1998 she became the first visiting professor at the Institute of International Relations and vice chairman of the American Studies Center at Peking University. Chang-Bloch earned her Bachelor's degree in communications and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Masters degree in government and East Asia regional studies from Harvard. She was recently at St. Norbert college as a speaker for the "Great Decisions" lecture series.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is broadcast every Friday in May, beginning May 7 at 6:30 p.m. New shows appear the first Friday of each month. The series airs on TWCT Time Warner Cable Television Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard/Suamico, and Seymour; Channel 4 in the Fox Cities, Channel 2 in Neenah/Menasha, and on NET cable Channel 46 in Pulaski.

The show also airs on St. Norbert College Channel 5 in De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Bellevue Sundays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

The show may also be seen on Wisconsin on Demand (WIoD), time Warner Cable's local video on demand channel 411. It is all local, all the time and available free to Time Warner Cable's digital customers in 70 communities in northeast Wisconsin.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is also airing in Milwaukee, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Upper Michigan.

For more information or to watch it online, visit the website, http://www.snc.edu/communications/conversations.