—Former U.S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaking at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s 30th Anniversary Convocation, June 2016
|Keynote speakers, former Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright|
The 30th anniversary weekend opened with a concert by the Nanjing University Folk Music Orchestra, and included the HNC graduation ceremony and dinner, a Forum on Sino-Global Relations, the Convocation, and a Gala Dinner. HNC alumni Amy Celico (HNC ’94), currently a principal of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and Huang Haifeng (HNC ’92), professor of International Relations at Peking University, were featured speakers at the Forum. HNC students and alumni were also treated to a private session with Secretary Albright on the making of US foreign policy, and to a breakfast with the current and former Chinese and American co-directors. Throughout the weekend, the HNC was recognized for its history, its unique bilingual graduate education program, and for training a cadre of specialists who understand international relations and have gone on to play important roles in managing US-China relations.
|The HNC’s alumni network has grown from 60 graduates in 1986 to almost 3,000 alumni now|
|Former Chinese and American Co-Directors meet with HNC alumni. From left: Chen Yongxiang, William Rope, He Chengzhou, Cornelius C. Kubler, Elizabeth Knup, Richard Gaulton and Huang Chengfeng|
|Guests outside the Convocation hall|
|Alumni from all HNC years reconnect at the gala dinner|
See more event photos on flickr. Photos courtesy of Carl McLarty