Monday, March 11, 7-9 pm
Petula Dvorak is a columnist for The Washington Post's local team who writes about homeless shelters, gun control, high heels, high school choirs, the politics of parenting, jails, abortion clinics, mayors, modern families, strip clubs and gas prices, among other things. Before coming to The Post, she covered social issues, crime and courts in New Orleans, New Jersey and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the mother of two boys.
Tuesday, March 19, 7-9 pm
Kenneth Lieberthal is a China expert who closely tracks the country’s political and economic reforms, President Xi’s vision for China in the 21st century and the evolving US-China relations. He directed Brookings’ John L. Thornton China Center, served on the National Security Council in the Clinton administration. He has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan for most of his career. His book, China's Political Development, details China's path to political reform over the last three decades.