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    Peilei Fan is an associate professor of urban and regional planning at the School of Planning, Design, and Construction, Michigan State University (MSU). She also holds a joint research appointment at the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science at MSU. She has a Ph.D. in economic development and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science, both from MIT.

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    Iza Ding is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in public policy at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. As a scholar of political development and legacies across the communist and post-communist world, she uses diverse methodological tools to explore pressing public policy issues. She has active projects in the realms of environmental policy, legal development, bureaucratic organizations, and public opinion. Dr. Ding received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning a dual degree in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies. Currently, Dr. Ding is completing a book manuscript on the environmental bureaucracy in China.

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    Lenora Chu is a journalist and author of the award-winning Little Soldiers, a narrative account of China’s education system. She is also Shanghai bureau chief of the nonprofit Christian Science Monitor. With 15 years’ experience in the United States and China, Lenora’s work illuminates the intersection of culture, education, and global competitiveness — a passion borne in part of growing up with Chinese parents in America.

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    Keisha A. Brown is an assistant professor of history at Tennessee State University in the Department of History, Political Science, Geography, and Africana Studies. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, earned her doctorate from the University of Southern California, and was a 2018–2019 postdoctoral fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Dr. Brown is an Asian studies scholar with a regional focus on East Asia specializing in modern Chinese history. Her research and teaching interests include comparative East Asian histories, postcolonial theory, transnational studies, world history, and race and ethnic studies. Dr. Brown’s research examines networks of difference in China used to understand the Black foreign other through an investigation of the social and political context that African Americans navigated and negotiated during their time in Maoist China.

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    Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Mr. Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

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    The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to have selected the sixth cohort of its Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The twenty fellows comprise a wide range of research interests, geographic locations, and types of institutions.

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    Yong Lu joined the National Committee in 2019 as senior director of development. She leads the fundraising effort and builds strategic partnerships for the organization to ensure all programs are fully funded and yield valuable, long-term outcomes.

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    This new video/podcast series features explainers and shorts interviews with leading experts on timely, relevant issues affecting the U.S.-China relationship and Greater China.

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    January 17, 2019 | The Carter Center United States and China at 40: Seeking a New Framework to Manage Bilateral Relations An International Symposium to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Normalization of U.S.-China Diplomatic Relations Stephen A. Orlins, President  National Committee on U.S.-China Relations  

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    Carly Biondi joined the National Committee as operations manager in January 2019. Prior to her work at the Committee, Carly worked as a program manager in the Executive Education department of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

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    Rosie Levine is a program officer at the National Committee, where she works primarily on the Public Intellectuals Program, among other programs.

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    Continuing a tradition of welcoming senior Chinese leaders to the United States dating back to Deng Xiaoping’s historic 1979 visit, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) and its long-time partner, the US-China Business Council (USCBC), were pleased to organize a private meeting with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New York on Monday, September 24, 2018. Evan G.

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    Madeline Bauer joined the National Committee after spending a year in China as a Schwarzman Scholar. During her one-year fellowship—a major component of the National Committee-Schwarzman Scholars Partnership—she is developing and executing bi-annual seminars for Schwarzman College alumni to continue their engagement in China-related issues. Ms. Bauer also organizes activities for current Schwarzman Scholars to participate in various National Committee programs taking place in China, and develops new alumni programs to accommodate the needs of a growing Schwarzman alumni network.

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    I. Peter Wolff joined the board of directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations in 1999, and co-founded the U.S.-China Young Leaders Forum two years later. In 2010, he began serving as secretary of the board, a position he continues to hold. Mr. Wolff serves on the boards of other organizations as well, including as a trustee of the George Balanchine Foundation. He is a member of the Studio in a School Association’s Advisory Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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