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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 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.



U.S.-China Student Fellows Program Promo (Video)

May 17, 2018

Duration: 1 minutes

Blog Posts

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…


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…