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Former U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus and U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel To Hold Fireside Chat in Bozeman and Streaming – 9/12

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tensions are mounting in the Asia Pacific region, a part of the globe five of the United States’ top 10 international trading partners call home. As rising national powers jockey for position in a shifting world order, what’s at stake for Montana and the country?
That question will be at the center of an in-depth conversation between U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, former U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, and veteran Montana political reporter Charles S. Johnson.

The event, sponsored by the Max Baucus Institute and Montana Free Press, will take place
at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.
“Our living standards and those of our children significantly depend on how well China, a
rising power, and the United States, an established power, manage a difficult and
deteriorating relationship,” Baucus said in advance of the discussions.

The conversation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium and will be followed by a public
reception in the foyer of the museum.

To join us in person, please RSVP and purchase tickets by going to this link.

If you are unable to join us in person and would like to watch the live stream, register here to receive a link to view the conversation.


Rahm Emanuel was confirmed in a bipartisan vote as the 31st United States Ambassador to
Japan on Dec. 18, 2021.

Prior to serving as ambassador, Emanuel was the 55th mayor of Chicago, a position he held
until May 2019. Before becoming mayor, Emanuel served as former President Barack
Obama’s chief of staff from November 2008 until October 2010. In addition to being the
president’s top advisor, Emanuel helped the Obama administration secure the passage of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the landmark Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act, which Baucus, Montana’s longest-serving U.S. senator, championed
as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance.




Former U.S. senator and ambassador to China Max Baucus is active today in business,
public policy and international affairs. During his years as an elected official and diplomat,
he was engaged in some of the most consequential issues of the past half-century and
continues to provide counsel as co-founder of the Baucus Group. He is a native of Montana,
where he was raised in a ranching family, appeared on the ballot nine times and never lost
an election.





Charles S. “Chuck” Johnson spent more than 45 years as a reporter in Montana, covering
the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention for the Associated Press and then working as a
statehouse reporter in Helena for the Great Falls Tribune, Lee Newspapers and the Bozeman
Daily Chronicle. Johnson now serves as president of the Montana Free Press board of





In times when too few are engaged in problem-solving and productive policy-making, the
Baucus Institute helps foster dialogue, train business and government leaders, play a
central role in economic development and make a meaningful contribution to the national
discourse on a range of important topics.



The Max Baucus Institute’s goal is simple: to prepare the next generation of public servants
and engage in work that makes a meaningful difference for today’s leaders.





Montana Free Press is an innovative, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization
dedicated to serving the information needs of all Montanans by providing in-depth news,
information and analysis. Founded and led by longtime statehouse reporter John Adams,
MTFP serves as an independent state news bureau.



Members of the Montana media interested in covering this event should email
inquiries to [email protected].

Contact: John Adams
Phone: 406-465-3386 x10


Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd
Bozeman,MTUnited States
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