NEW YORK CITY, March 14, 2019 – The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to announce the sixth round of fellows in its Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The twenty fellows comprise a wide range of research interests, geographic locations, and types of institutions.

Launched in 2005, PIP identifies outstanding members of the next generation of American China specialists – in the academic, professional, or policymaking spheres – who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia or their professions into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education.

The two-year program is designed to enrich the twenty new fellows’ understanding of policymaking processes in both the United States and China; help them establish useful relationships both with their academic colleagues and with policy practitioners; encourage them to move beyond the confines of their own disciplines; and nurture their ability to engage with the public at a national, regional, and local level. PIP is implemented through a series of activities. These include seminars in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco; a study tour of China; opportunities to participate in National Committee delegations as scholar-escorts; and public education initiatives.

PIP is an enrichment opportunity intended to complement the primary academic or professional positions held by the fellows. The program offers unique opportunities for professional development, mentoring by senior scholars, networking, and exposure. Fellows gain access to senior policymakers and experts in both the United States and China, and to individuals and fields they are not typically be exposed to, such as the business, arts, health, and civil society sectors in China, as well as to the media in both countries. Fellows have access to media coaches to help edit and place op-eds and develop a social media presence.

The sixth cohort joins an accomplished community of 100 PIP fellows who have formed a strong network of mutual support and academic collaboration.

Public Intellectuals Program VI Fellows (2019-2020):
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Jude Blanchette Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead, Crumpton Group
Keisha A. Brown Assistant Professor of History, Tennessee State University
Lenora Chu Author and Journalist
Iza Ding Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Peilei Fan Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design, and Construction, Michigan State University
Diana Fu Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Arunabh Ghosh Assistant Professor, History Department, Harvard University
Kelly Hammond Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Isaac B. Kardon Assistant Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Yingyi Ma Associate Professor of Sociology & Director of Asian/Asian American Studies, Syracuse University
Tabitha Grace Mallory Founder and CEO, China Ocean Institute
Russell Menyhart Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Scott Moore Director, Penn Global China Program, Office of the Provost, University of Pennsylvania
Jonas Nahm Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
PU Xiaoyu Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno
Meg Rithmire F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor, Business, Government, and International Economy, Harvard Business School
Gary J. Sampson Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow, International Security Studies Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Christian Sorace Assistant Professor, Political Science, Colorado College
Taisu Zhang Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and Greater China. Since 1966, the National Committee has focused its exchange, educational, and policy programs on politics and security, governance and civil society, economics and finance, education, and transnational issues such as energy and the environment, addressing these issues with respect to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Committee’s membership includes more than 900 prominent Americans from all parts of the country, and 80 corporations and professional firms. They represent many viewpoints, but share the belief that productive U.S.-China relations require ongoing public education, face-to-face contact, and the forthright exchange of ideas.

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Joseph Weed
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