NEWS RELEASE: Confucius Institute at Pace University to Celebrate 4th Year Anniversary


Mr. Ansel Lurio
Program Coordinator
Confucius Institute at Pace University



Confucius Institute at Pace University to Celebrate 4th Year Anniversary:

Featuring Calligraphy, Games, Raffle, Cake-Cutting, and a Class Demonstration

With a Keynote Speech by NYU Professor Ann Lee, Author of the Acclaimed Book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China

NEW YORK, NY, April 25, 2013 — The Confucius Institute at Pace University will celebrate four years of successful programming and classes on Saturday May 4, from 3-5 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Multipurpose Room (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York).

The event will feature a keynote address by Ann Lee, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at New York University, as well as an awards ceremony, demonstration class, cake-cutting, and raffle.

Doors will open at 2:30pm, wherein guests are welcome to observe demonstrations of calligraphy and traditional Chinese games, and enjoy refreshments before the official programming kicks off at 3:00pm.  Confucius Institute teacher, Ms. Xiaojun Wang, will start by leading a brief Chinese class demonstration.  Ann Lee will then give the keynote address, based on her book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher.  Lee will discuss how China’s education and economic policies can be studied to positively impact our own.   Professor Lee is a prolific commentator on economic issues in various forms of media (Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal), and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences.  Wrapping up the event, will be a graduation award presentation for Confucius Institute students and an anniversary cake cutting ceremony.

The event will be open to the public but anyone who wishes to attend should RSVP to either or 212-346-1880.  Details about the Confucius Institute at Pace University can be found at  More information about Ann Lee and her book is available at

About the Confucius Institute at Pace University

Located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China.

About Pace

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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