U.S.-China Relations: Headlines and Reality

As U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, Robert Griffiths leads one of the largest U.S. overseas diplomatic outposts and has had extensive tours in China and Asia.

Please join us to meet the top career U.S. diplomat in China, who will be speaking on U.S.-China Relations: Headlines and Reality.


Price: Free

Date: Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Location: World Trade Center at City Creek

Address: 60 E. South Temple, 3rd floor, Salt Lake City


Mr. Robert Griffiths is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Counselor rank. His postings overseas have included Bogota, Colombia, Kaohsiung and Taipei with the American Institute in Taiwan, and Shanghai and Beijing on the Chinese mainland. He has also served three tours in Thailand. In Washington, Mr. Griffiths has served in the Bureau of Economic Affairs, as Deputy Director for Mainland Southeast Asia in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and, most recently, as Senior Course Adviser at the Foreign Service Institute. Outside the Department of State, he worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and served a year the U.S. Senate in the office of Harry Reid of Nevada, Mr. Griffiths’ home state senator. He holds a bachelors degree in Asian studies from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. Mr. Griffiths speaks Thai and Chinese, and is married with three grown children.