P2P Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges in US-China Educational Relations

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
3 PM – 4:30 PM

US-Asia Institute
232 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20003

The importance of people-to-people diplomacy in building strong bilateral relations cannot be overlooked. Join us for a discussion on the impact and implications of educational exchange programs on US-China relations. Student exchanges between the United States and China has remained a strong area of growth in recent years. While the volume of exchanges has continued to increase, little is known about the experiences of these students who were abroad. Our panelists will share some of the challenges and difficulties that Chinese students in the United States and American students in China encounter while abroad and discuss ways for policymakers to better leverage this relationship.

Morgan Jones
Chief Operating Officer
US-China Strong Foundation

David Wertime
Senior Editor
Foreign Policy

Elisa Zhai Autry
Affiliate Research Professor
Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, George Mason University

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