Tuesday, June 16, 2015

U.S. - China People to People Exchanges: Forgotten Past, Fateful Future

SAIS China, Project Pengyou, and the Committee of 100 will be co-hosting an event on June 21 in Washington, D.C. on past and current issues in U.S.-China people to people exchanges.  This event is open to the public and media, and we encourage prospective HNC students to consider attending if you are in the area. More information about the event is below:

Time: Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Local Time
Location: Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts
Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
Audience: Open to Public and Media
RSVP: Please RSVP (rsvp@projectpengyou.org) by 6/18/15.

Event Website: Click here.
Event Description: In advance of the upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues (S&ED) and High Level Consultation on People to People Exchanges (CPE), Project Pengyou, JHU-SAIS China and the Committee of 100 are co-hosting a speakers forum exploring the evolution of U.S.-China bridge-building since America’s founding. This forum offers insight into both the historical, social, and political backdrop of Sino-American relations as well as the current issues as seen from Washington today. U.S.-China relations are a complex mix of multilateral diplomacy, intensified rivalry, and intertwined economies, making it critical to harness the unprecedented opportunities and challenges involved in people to people exchanges.


1:00 PM Welcome
  • Holly Chang, President, Golden Bridges Foundation; Acting Executive Director, Committee of 100; Chief Pengyou, Project Pengyou
1:05 PM Fateful Ties: A History of America's Preoccupation with China
  • Gordon H. Chang, PhD, Professor, Author, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University
1:50 PM Story of Wong China Foo: Justice for America's Chinese
  • Scott D. Seligman, Historian, Author, Retired China executive
2:15 PM Students as Bridge-Builders: Young Americans in China, 1979-2015
  • Madelyn Ross, Director, Hopkins Nanjing Center Washington D.C., Associate Director, Johns Hopkins University SAIS China
2:40 PM US-China Today: Perspectives from Capitol Hill 
  • TBD
3:10 PM China and America in the 2016 Federal Elections
  • Jeremy Wu, PhD, Co-Chair Washington D.C. & Board Member, Committee of 100
3:30 PM The Great LOL of China – Next-Generation Bridge-Building
  • Jesse Appell, intercultural comedian, performer
4:00 PM Reception and Networking