Maggie Wedeman is the inaugural Schwarzman Scholar Fellow at the National Committee for US – China Relations. During her one-year fellowship she will develop and execute biannual seminars for Schwarzman College alumni to continue their engagement in China-related issues. Maggie will also help implement the National Committee’s track II dialogues on critical bilateral issues, and bring current Schwarzman Scholars to observe dialogues occurring in China.

Before graduating from the Schwarzman Scholars program with her master’s degree in global affairs, Maggie graduated from George Washington University in 2016, having majored in international affairs (concentrating in security policy and Asian studies) and Chinese language. While at GW, Maggie spent three summers in China at intensive Mandarin training programs, one summer on a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship. In her senior thesis under the mentorship of Professor David Shambaugh, she researched Chinese perspectives on non-traditional security issues including terrorism, energy security, and climate change. Maggie graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Maggie has been traveling to China since she was 18 months old and has lived there cumulatively for four years. She enjoys running, cooking and reading in her free time. 

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