We are pleased to announce that we have selected Maggie Wedeman as our inaugural Schwarzman Scholar Fellow. Maggie joined us in August 2017 for the one-year fellowship, a major component of a new partnership between the National Committee and Schwarzman Scholars.

Maggie will be an integral member of our team, helping to implement programs that are central to our mission, including Track II dialogues on critical bilateral issues. She will also play a key role in the National Committee-Schwarzman partnership, developing and executing bi-annual seminars for fellow Schwarzman College alumni that will provide continued engagement on substantive China-related issues. “I’m thrilled to be the National Committee’s inaugural fellow, and look forward to building a strong relationship between the two organizations and initiating a discourse on China’s evolving role in the world,” said Maggie.

Maggie hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, but has been exposed to China for most of her life. She first visited China when she was 18 months old and spent many years in grade school living in Nanjing and Taipei with her family. As an undergraduate at the George Washington University, she double majored in Chinese language and international affairs, with a concentration in security policy and the Asia region. Under the mentorship of David Shambaugh, Maggie developed a research method to analyze Chinese perspectives on non-traditional security issues such as terrorism, energy security, climate change, and public health concerns.

While at Schwarzman College, Maggie served on the leadership team that hosted the International Women’s Day conference at the college. She also helped facilitate a symposium with 25 Rhodes Scholars that aimed to deepen their understanding of China. We look forward to Maggie’s contributions to the National Committee, and believe that her lifelong commitment to learning about China and determination to create opportunities for her peers to exchange ideas will make her a great addition to our team.

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Schwarzman Scholars Partnership

Schwarzman Scholars Partnership

Established in 2017, a new partnership between the National Committee and the Schwarzman Scholars program engages Schwarzman Scholars at all stages, helping further prepare them for leadership roles in the U.S.-China relationship. Through the partnership, current Schwarzman Scholars, recent graduates, and alumni have opportunities to learn from and engage with policymakers, policy influencers, and leading China experts in the National Committee’s network.

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