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

I was perusing my PhD at New York University, where I focused on urban systems and informatics.

What are you doing now? 

I am continuing my doctoral research on integrating data science and system engineering for better urban development. I am currently a fellow at the Urban Design Forum, a not-for-profit organization, investigating how New York City can adapt to its newest arrivals' demand for housing.

What are your future plans? 

I envision myself devoted to international collaboration for better cities, especially between the United States and China. Considering the global challenge from climate change, cities share common interests in improving urban resilience, economic equity, and quality of life.

How did FPC impact you? 

FPC offered me a comprehensive view of American foreign policy and U.S.-China relations. For someone from a STEM background, FPC enabled me to understand the broader social-political context of opportunities and obstacles in U.S.-China global cooperation.

What was your favorite part of FPC? 

The overview of NCUSCR's history given by Ms. Jan Berris was inspirational. I was very impressed by NCUSCR's efforts over the past five decades to promote better understanding between the U.S. and China. The reception at the Chinese Embassy hosted by Ambassador Cui Tiankai was also truly memorable.

Why should current Chinese graduate students attend FPC? 

FPC is engaging and educational for any student who is interested in U.S.-China relations and envisions their future career on a global scale. Participants will gain exclusive insights from amazing speakers and meet other talented students from a wide variety of disciplines and top universities.

U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

Applications are now open for this year's U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (May 28-31, 2019), 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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