Beijing's Forbidden CIty, present and past. The Emory
Travel Program is hosting a new trip to Asia in March that includes not
only visits to China, Japan Korea and Taiwan, but features a lecture (in
Beijing) by former President George H.W. Bush. The city is not unfamiliar
to Bush and wife Barbara (who also will be on the Travel Program journey),
as seen below.
Emory already has one former U.S. president on its faculty. Now, through
a new trip offered by the Emory Travel Program, alumni will have the
opportunity to meet and learn from a second.
Global Powers: China and East Asia” is a 17-day excursion that will take
travelers to China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan; and accompanying them for part
of that trip will be the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert
Powers was recently added to the Emory Travel Program’s schedule for
2008. It will take place March 3–20, and guests will travel aboard the
388-passenger Silver Whisper to ports of call that include Beijing,
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, and Nagasaki.
Bush will be part of the program from March 7–11; and joining him will
be his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush. The former president will deliver
a keynote address in Beijing on Friday, March 7, and be the guest of honor
at a gala reception and dinner that night in Beijing’s Diaoyutai State
Guesthouse. Bush will be one of the study leaders providing lectures and discussions
during the cruise to from Beijing to Shanghai, March 9–10.
to the Bushes, the journey will include historians and scholars of Asia, travelers
from America’s leading academic institutions and museums, and other
high-profile figures from governments past, including William Perry, Secretary
of Defense under Bill Clinton from 1994–97.
are honored to have been asked to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said
Allie Hill, director of the Emory Travel Program. “Not only will our
travelers be in the company of a former U.S. President, they will have behind-the-scenes
access to Asia’s rising global powers. It’s an experience that
is impossible to match.”
Whisper features all suites, most with private verandas, and world-class
cuisine and service. The vessel is part of the Silversea fleet, which has been
rated the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Linefor six consecutive years
by Condé Nast Traveler, and Best of the Best Cruise Lineby
the Robb Report. Suites are expansive with the highest ratio of space-per-guest
of any cruise fleet. The line is also renowned for its signature personalized
will travelers get to experience this luxury vessel, they can enjoy private
shore excursions at historic sites; and meet local dignitaries and business
executives for unique perspectives on Asia’s past and present.
this trip is limited. For more information including costs (pricing starts
at $15,595, per person based on double occupancy, plus airfare) email email@example.com or
call Allie Hill at 404.727.6479. Click
here to explore all of the Emory Travel
Program's destinations for 2008.—Eric