Which graduate school were you attending when you participated in FPC?  

I was attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  

What are you doing now?  

Since my graduation from MIT, I have worked with TA Realty, one of the oldest and biggest private equity real estate investment firms in the United States, within its portfolio management team; this team oversees the company's $12 billion in assets. 

How did FPC impact you? 

For the first of time ever, I went behind the scenes, taking a peek at how the U.S government operates and how U.S foreign policy is shaped and influenced by NGOs, think thanks, and academia. Foreign policy making used to be mysterious to me, but attending FPC made me believe that it could be open and transparent.

What was your favorite part of FPC? 

I really enjoyed the presentations by the guest speakers, especially the one by Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal from the Brookings Institution. I was amazed by Dr. Lieberthal's strategic and historical view of China's economic transformation over the past three decades, China's competitive advantages today, and where China still needs to improve in the future. I was fascinated by how insightful an American scholar could be about China’s culture, economy, governance, and its policy-making process. 

Why should current Chinese graduate students attend FPC?

I would recommend FPC because it is a great program for Chinese graduate students to quickly learn how the U.S. government works, how foreign policy is made, and to hear views on U.S. - China relations from experts and high-ranking government officials, not to mention the site visits at government agencies and networking with fantastic speakers and fellow Chinese students.

U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium is an exclusive four-day program designed to provide 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students studying at colleges and universities from across the United States a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship.

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