_By Michael Juliani_
USC Annenberg hosted a presentation Tuesday about the June meeting between
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at The Annenberg
Retreat at the Sunnylands estate for the second installment of the 2013
Journalism Forum series.
Matching the overflow audience that came for the forum’s first installment
last week, members of the USC Annenberg faculty, students – including several
from mainland China -- and reporters from area media outlets came to hear a
panel presentation that focused on U.S.-China relations.
University Professor** Geoffrey Cowan**, director of USC Annenberg’s Center on
Communication Leadership & Policy and president of The Annenberg Retreat at
Sunnylands, and **Clayton Dube**, director of the USC U.S. – China Institute,
a program of USC Annenberg, talked about the importance of the Sunnylands
summit with help from **Archey Lee**, a graduate student studying Public
Relations at USC Annenberg. The June Sunnylands summit took place when Edward
Snowden’s leak of information related to the National Security Agency became
public, and Cowan said the leak created an atmospheric backdrop for the
meeting between the leaders of the world’s two most powerful nations.
Sunnylands has hosted presidents in the past, including Richard Nixon and
Ronald Reagan, ...