The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (FPC) 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.

FPC gives participants the unique opportunity to interact with key players in the American foreign policy arena, including current and former Administration officials and members of Congress, as well as representatives from academia, think tanks, media, business, lobbying groups, and the military, among others. The National Committee uses its deep connections, cultivated over the past 50 years, to provide participants rare access into some of the capital's most important foreign policy-making institutions, such as the Department of State and the National Security Council, where they meet with individuals responsible for crafting and influencing policy.  

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2018 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

May 29, 2018 to June 1, 2018

Seventy-five Chinese Ph.D., M.A., and professional school students from universities across the United States convened in Washington, D.C., at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs for the 2018 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium. Participants had the unique opportunity to interact with current and former administration officials, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, as well as members of Congress and representatives from academia, think tanks, media, business, and lobbying groups. Off-site visits to foreign policy-making and/or influencing institutions, such as the National Security Council, U.S. Department of State, and Human Rights Watch, along with a Q&A session with diplomats from the Chinese Embassy, rounded out this comprehensive four-day program. To view the full list of speakers and activities, please see the 2018 agendaClick here to view photos from the program. 

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