U.S.-China Student Fellows

U.S.-China Student Fellows

The U.S.-China Student Fellows Program is a platform to promote student-to-student dialogue among U.S. and Chinese university students around critical global issues. 

Inaugurated in September 2016, the U.S.-China Student Fellows program features a cohort of eight to ten young leaders, selected from top U.S. and Chinese colleges and universities. Over the course of an academic year, fellows participate in dialogue through in-person meetings, a web-based platform, and networking opportunities.

The first cohort, which focused on the theme "Challenges of Globalization," met in Washington, D.C. in October 2016 and again in Beijing in May 2017. In addition to the group discussions, they had opportunities to visit relevant government organizations, think tanks and academic institutions in the host cities.

In August 2017, the second cohort of the student fellows was selected to participate in the 2017- 2018 program under the theme “Risks and Opportunities in an Evolving International System.” The first meeting of the group took place in Washington in September 2017 followed by their second meeting in Beijing in June 2018.

You can learn about the fellows, read their blog posts, and learn more about the in-person meetings held in Washington, D.C., and Beijing below.

People

Aaron Baum portrait

Aaron Baum

Georgetown University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Junming Cui portrait

Junming Cui

New York University Shanghai

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Chang Fan portrait

Chang Fan

Tsinghua University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Danny Li portrait

Danny Li

Dartmouth College

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Zhaoqing Li portrait

Zhaoqing Li

Peking University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Yihong Shi portrait

Yihong Shi

Zhejiang University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Andrea Su portrait

Andrea Su

Georgetown University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Xiaogu Xu portrait

Xiaogu Xu

Tsinghua University

2018-2019 Student Fellow

Essays

U.S.-China Student Fellows Program for 2017-2018

Inaugurated in 2016, the U.S.-China Student Fellows Program aims to promote student-to-student dialogue among U.S. and Chinese university students around critical global issues. 

The program features a cohort of eight to ten young leaders, selected…

U.S.-China Student Fellows Program Overview

The Georgetown University U.S.-China Student Fellows Program, part of the Georgetown Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues, is a platform to promote student-to-student dialogue among U.S. and Chinese university students around critical…

Blog Posts : The Challenges of Globalization

Opportunities and Challenges on the Belt and Road Initiative

| January 31, 2018

What are the opportunities and challenges of U.S.-China cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative? In this discussion, the initiative's student fellows examine specific areas where the United States and China have common interests for development…

In Search of Resolution on North Korea

| December 8, 2017

How should China and the United States work together on North Korea? What do you think is the best means of preventing nuclear conflict on the peninsula? Given the deteriorating conditions for peaceful resolution and the heated rhetoric exchanged…

U.S.-China Cooperation in 2017: Opportunities and Challenges

| September 18, 2017

How should China and the United States better work together to benefit the global community? In these blog posts the initiative's 2017-2018 student fellows offer a variety of concrete suggestions in several issue areas: economic and social…

A Reflection on the 2016-2017 U.S.-China Student Fellows Program

| August 15, 2017

What did you take away from the 2016-2017 student fellows program, and how might you use this experience going forward in your studies? In this blog post, student fellows are asked to reflect on their second meeting in Beijing in June 2017 and…

U.S.-China: Addressing and Building Strategic Trust

| April 17, 2017

The United States and China have enjoyed official diplomatic relations ever since 1979. The two sides understand each other well. Interaction on a myriad of bilateral and global issues is extensive. Yet, many on both sides continue to believe that…

Tangible Cooperation in 2017

| January 16, 2017

Recent developments in both the United States and China present great opportunity to analyze how our countries can move forward together. What are some specific areas for cooperation between our two countries in the upcoming year? In this discussion…

Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Collaboration

| October 7, 2016

How should China and the United States better work together to benefit the global community? In these blog posts applicants to the initiative's student fellows program whose essays received an honorable mention offer a variety of concrete suggestions…