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U.S.-China University Presidents and Think Tank Forum to kick off in US


"U.S.-China University Presidents and Think Tank Forum: Relations in the Next 50 Years", one of the events of the “Sino-US social and people-to-people dialogue”, will be held at Columbia University in the City of New York on September 26, 2017. 


Language: (English and Chinese)

Hosts: Columbia University、Renmin University of China (RUC)

Organizers: Asia Society Policy Institute, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, RUC (RDCY)

Supporter: China Scholarship Council

Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

Participants: up to 200 attendees, including presidents and representatives of universities from U.S. and China, U.S.

senior politicians and representatives from Columbia University.


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Formal Program

Musical Performance

by students from The Juilliard School and Tianjin Conservatory of Music

Addresses by

Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University in the City of New York

Jin Nuo, Chairwoman of the University Council of Renmin University of China

Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Blackstone Group

Henry A. Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc.

Keynote address by

Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

Vice Premier Liu responses to two questions from attendants

Signing Ceremony

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of

China & Asia Society Policy Institute on Joint Research to Advance U.S.-China Cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative


Debra Eisenman, Executive Director, Asia Society Policy Institute

Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China


2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

U.S.-China Relationship Review: From Economic, Political and Cultural Perspective

Moderator: Huang Renwei, Former Vice President of Shanghai Academic of Society Science, Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

Leading Discussant: 

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations

John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies at Cato Institute

Chen Xu, Chairperson of the University Council of Tsinghua University

Feng Xi, Senior VP of Dataway Group, President of Future Business School

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Next 50 Years: Proposals in Tailoring Mutual Trust and Benefits

Moderator: Jan Berris, Vice President of the NationalCommittee on US-China Relations

Leading Discussant: 

Dou Xiankang, President of Wuhan University 

Zhong Zhihua, President of Tongji University,

Huang Ping, Director of Institute of European Studies of China Academy of Social Science,

Jack Snyder, Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, 

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, Former Under Secretary of Energy

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Exploring Suggestions in Deepening U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange

Moderator: Chen Xiaochen, Director of International Studies Department, Researcher of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at RUC

Leading Discussant: 

Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor at Duke Kunshan University

Li Yansong, President of Shanghai International Studies University

Xu Anlong, President of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Wang Huiyao, Chairman of Center for China and Globalization

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Belt and Road: From American and Chinese Understanding

Moderator: Ryan McElveen, Deputy Director of John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings Institution

Leading Discussant

Jiao Yang, Secretary of Party Affairs of Fudan University

Wang Yiwei, Professor of Renmin University, Senior Fellow of RDCY

Zhai Kun, Professor in School of International Studies, Peking University

Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University

Brian Eyler, Director of Southeast Asia Program, Researcher of Stimson Center

Key Words: China   US   forum   University Presidents  

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