Thursday, March 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom

Series Speakers: Josh Goldberg and Seth Patch

Topic: “U.S.-China Relations”

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Arrival Time: Please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to pass through security and registration. The program will be from 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Where: U.S Department of State, 2201 C St. NW(Enter through the 23rdstreet entrance, between C and D Streets. Bring photo ID.)

Josh Goldberg – China Desk Officer, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Josh Goldberg is a China Desk Officer, where he currently covers political-military, cross-Strait, and cyber issues for the State Department’s China Desk. He joined the State Department in 2005 and previously served in Shenyang, China; Cairo, Egypt; and the State Department’s Operations Center. Prior to joining the Department, Josh taught English at Beijing Normal University. He also worked for an education foundation in New York, for several political campaigns in across different states, and served in the Pennsylvania state government. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Seth Patch – China Desk Officer, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Seth Patch currently works as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs. His work is primarily focused on Hong Kong and Macau, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism. Additionally, Seth spent two years covering the human rights portfolio. Prior to joining the China Desk, Seth served at the Consulate General in Shenyang, China, and at the U.S. Embassy in London. Before coming on board with the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, he also worked as a management consultant. Seth attended Washington University in St.Louis, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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