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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues is postponing its annual call for applications for the U.S.-China Student Fellows Program. Please check in the fall for future updates.
Inaugurated in September 2016, the U.S.-China Student Fellows program features a cohort of ten to twelve 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 inaugural 2016-2017 cohort was focused on the theme "Challenges of Globalization."
- The 2017- 2018 cohort of the student fellows participated in the program under the theme “Risks and Opportunities in an Evolving International System.”
- During 2018-2019 academic year, the third cohort of the student fellows considered the topic of "United States-China: Shared Global Responsibilities."
- The 2019-2020 Student Fellows cohort discussed the theme "A World Order Under Stress".
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.
2019-2020 U.S.-China Student Fellows Washington Meeting, September 2019
The 2019-2020 U.S.-China Student Fellows met for the first time in Washington, DC, from September 28 to October 3, 2019. Under the theme “A World Order Under Stress,” the group of 12 undergraduate students from leading American and Chinese universities discussed a wide range of issues including…
U.S.-China Student Fellows Program Promo (Video)
May 17, 2018
Duration: 1 minutes
Is U.S.-China Decoupling Really Feasible?
August 25, 2020
For this blog post, the initiative’s 2019-2020 student fellows were invited to join the initiative webinar “U.S.-China Decoupling: Separating Myth From Reality” and write an essay in response to the discussion. The event, moderated by Evan Medeiros, featured top international economists and industry…
Into the Unknown: the Present and Future of U.S.-China Decoupling
Cindy Wang | August 25, 2020
Decoupling: Counterproductive to American Interests at Home and Abroad
Cole McFaul | August 25, 2020
The U.S.-China Relationship Under Stress
May 4, 2020
In this blog post, the students were asked to reflect and write on the dynamics and challenges of the U.S.-China relationship during difficult times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They considered a number of factors including the effects of increased competition on the bilateral…
A Crossroads: Challenge and Choice After COVID-19
Bryan Carapucci | May 4, 2020
Media Perspectives: U.S.-China Relations at Difficult Times
Yunfei Dai | May 4, 2020