Reflectors Wanted for Taiwan President Lecture at Cornell

Martyne M. Hallgren (martyne@cornell.edu)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 14:56:20 -0400


As you may have seen on national news, President Lee Teng-hui of
the Republic of China on Taiwan is traveling to the United States for
Cornell's alumni reunion weekend June 8 through 11 and will
be presenting a lecture on Friday, June 9 at 3 PM EST. His lecture will
be broadcast live via CU-SeeMe using the Cornell reflector.

Organizations interested in participating in wider distribution of the
broadcast should contact me directly as soon as you can. I understand
that University of Taipei is planning on broadcasting the CU-SeeMe
feed via MBONE. (This is the totality of my knowledge about the MBONE
broadcast - you should try to contact U-T for more info).

I've enclosed part of the Cornell News Service press release. The complete
announcement is available on the Cornell News Service Web
http://www.news.cornell.edu.

Thanks.

Martyne M. Hallgren (martyne@cornell.edu)
Executive Director
CU-SeeMe Consortium

Press Release (partial) 5 June 1995

President Clinton Monday authorized the visit of President Lee Teng-hui of
the Republic of China on Taiwan to travel to the United States for
Cornell's alumni reunion weekend June 8 through 11.

"It is a happy day in Ithaca," Cornell President Frank H.T. Rhodes told a
contingent of Taiwanese press gathered for the announcement at the Statler
Hotel.

Lee, who received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Cornell in 1968,
had been invited to present the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Lecture at
reunion. But he had not been expected to be permitted to make the visit.
The trip will mark a significant shift by Washington, which has stonewalled
since last year on Lee's request to go visit his alma mater.

Rhodes, who has visited Lee in Taiwan three times in the past three years,
told the press that details of the trip and Lee's schedule at Cornell have
not been worked out. He assured them, however, that a round of golf at
Cornell's Robert Trent Jones golf course, where Lee learned the game, most
likely would be on the agenda.

"I am delighted at the news that President Clinton has authorized President
Lee Teng-hui of the Republic of China on Taiwan to travel to the United
States to present the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Lecture at Cornell
University's alumni reunion," Rhodes said in a prepared statement. "Cornell
has long had personal and institutional ties with President Lee, who
received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics here in 1968. His doctoral
dissertation was cited by the American Association of Agricultural
Economics as the best doctoral dissertation of that year, and his research
provided the rationale for investment in agriculture during the early years
of Taiwan's economic expansion.

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