Thursday, January 9, 2014

Timeline of HNC

Hopkins-Nanjing Center has been around since 1986... here are some important moments and some snapshots of the HNC in the last 25+ years!
  • 1981 – JHU President Steven Muller and Nanjing University President Kuang Yaming begin talks to create a center in Nanjing and signed an agreement for the establishment of the Hopkins-Nanjing center for Chinese and American Studies
  • 1984 – Construction of the HNC begins 

  • 1986 – HNC opens its doors in September 1986. 24 American students and 40 Chinese students are enrolled in the HNC Certificate program. 
  • 1987 – First graduating class of HNC
  • 1989 – HNC closes early due to the Tiananmen Square protests
  • 1996 – HNC Tenth Anniversary
  • 2003 – SARS epidemic causes HNC to relocate the Center to Hawaii for the fall 2003 semester
  • 2006 – HNC opens second building, new library, classrooms and faculty apartments. HNC also launches two-year Master of Arts in International Studies program

  • 2006 – Then-US consul general, Ken Jarrett, and HNC alum, visits HNC

  • 2006 – Henry Kissinger speaks at the 20th anniversary ceremony
  • 2009 – Jon Huntsman Jr., then-US ambassador to China speaks at HNC
  • 2010 – Johns Hopkins University president, Ron Daniels, visits HNC

  • 2011 – Alan Hassenfeld, former chairman and executive officer of Hasbro Toys and a strong supporter of the Center since 1989, meets with HNC students engaged in the Hassenfeld Social Enterprise Fund.

  • 2012  – HNC students compete in the international finals of the Jessup Moot Court competition in Washington, DC

  • June 16th, 2012 – HNC celebrates their 25th anniversary and SAIS Dean, Vali Nasr visits the Center.