The Middle Way

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The Middle Way: America and China is a program which allows three global thinkers with different experiences to share their perspectives about the intricacies of the complex U.S.- China relationship. Amassing a wealth of experience, the three have lived and worked on both sides of the world (and mid-way where the program is broadcast from Honolulu) and they have amazingly found the people of both countries share more similarities than differences.

As we push forward into the 21st Century, these global thinkers enlighten audiences with their experiences and perspectives about the world’s most important relationship – the U.S. and China. The relationship is more than just the world’s two leading economies – the lives and livelihood of people globally are affected daily by the interactions between the two superpowers. Share in with what’s going on daily and weekly between the world’s two largest economies in this ever-changing, complex, and intricate relationship. The U.S.-China relationship, something we all need to know and learn more about, is here bi-weekly on The Middle Way: America and China.

Episodes

Episode 17: Expert Opinions – Education and Technology

Episode 17: Expert Opinions – Education and Technology

 Carlos Seoane is co-founder and CEO of Extempore, a language-learning platform being used by hundreds of schools and universities around the world. Carlos co-founded Extempore for facilitating linguistic growth and awareness for all language learners in the US and...

Episode 16: Expert Opinions – Automation

Episode 16: Expert Opinions – Automation

Martin Hyndman has been working on the overlap between Product and Technology in the Professional Information industry for over 30 years. During this time he has held senior roles in Product Strategy, Research, Design and Development. He has significant experience...

Episode 15: Teaching Art, Teaching Creativity

Episode 15: Teaching Art, Teaching Creativity

Professor Jonathan Fineberg is the most prominent art historian in the United State, he is the program director of the PhD in Creativity program at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the author of Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being, the most widely read...

Episode 13: Expert Opinions – International Travel

Episode 13: Expert Opinions – International Travel

Rick King, Chair of Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), is a visionary board member and retired senior executive with extensive technology and cyber expertise in rapidly changing environments. Created in 1943 by Minnesota state law, the MAC is a public corporation...

Episode 12: Expert Opinions – Art without Borders

Episode 12: Expert Opinions – Art without Borders

Professor Jonathan Fineberg is a prominent art historian of modern and contemporary art; he is the program director of the Ph.D. in Creativity program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Gutgsell Professor emeritus from University of Illinois -...

Episode 11: Expert Opinions – Arbitration

Episode 11: Expert Opinions – Arbitration

Professor David Larson travels to China regularly to teach law and arbitration and promote the American-style rule of law. He educated law faculty, students, and lawyers in China to understand and appreciate the American system and keep them up to date with American...

Episode 10: Cultural Competency in America?

Episode 10: Cultural Competency in America?

 No longer is cross-cultural competency limited to Americans doing business overseas. Recent events- George Floyd riots, January 6 Capitol insurrection, murder of six Asian spa workers in Atlanta- all evidence Americans are not talking with each other, not working...

Episode 9: Cross-cultural Competence, Part 2

Episode 9: Cross-cultural Competence, Part 2

 Cross-cultural competency is the ability to listen, process and communicate effectively with people across different cultures. While we have focused on the need for cross-cultural competency in approaches to cross-border and international business e.g., Americans...

Episode 8: Cross-cultural Competence, Part 1

Episode 8: Cross-cultural Competence, Part 1

 Global operations, international business transactions, and cross-border project management require a certain level of cultural competence. This cultural competence refers to not only an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and...