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Georgetown’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues addresses business and trade-related issues and opportunities for cooperation through research, publications, and events that engage faculty, students, and leading stakeholders in both countries.

Established in spring 2018, the Research Group on Business and Trade, convened by Dr. Abraham Newman of Georgetown University and Dr. Henry Farrell of George Washington University in collaboration with Dr. Xue Lan of Tsinghua University, brings together innovation and globalization experts from the United States and China for a structured dialogue around key academic and policy issues of interest to both countries and the world. 

The goal of the dialogue is to identify issues of common concern and develop and pursue a shared research agenda that can inform better policy and advance practical cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts. The research group meets over several semesters, alternating between Washington and Beijing. Learn more about the group's members and their work in the sections below.

For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with issues of business and trade across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website .


Henry Farrell portrait

Henry Farrell

George Washington University

Co-convener, U.S.-China Research Group on Business and Trade

Abraham Newman portrait

Abraham Newman

Department of Government; School of Foreign Service


Xue Lan portrait

Xue Lan

Tsinghua University

Co-convener, U.S.-China Research Group on Business and Trade


The U.S.-China Research Group on Business and Trade meeting in Beijing.

Research Dialogue on Business and Trade, Fall 2018

The U.S.-China Research Group on Business and Trade, led by Abraham Newman (Georgetown), Henry Farrell (George Washington University) and Xue Lan (Tsinghua), convened for the second time at Tsinghua University in Beijing in December 2018. The group, comprised of twelve innovation and globalization…


Blog Posts

Examining the Impact of the U.S.-China Trade Dispute on Technological Innovation

October 31, 2018

How has the recent trade dispute affected technological innovation or cooperation? In these blog posts, participants in the initiative's Research Group on Business and Trade offer their thoughts on recent developments and prospects for Sino-U.S. collaboration.