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Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Higher Education in U.S.-China Relations

Date & Time

Apr. 21, 2022
3:30pm – 5:00pm ET


Educational exchange has been a pillar of U.S.-China relations since the late 19th  Century. When the two nations work together, the flow of students and scholars across the Pacific benefits both sides and advances human knowledge. When geopolitics makes exchange seem dangerous to one or both countries, academic channels are cut off and isolation increases mutual hostility. In the wake of the trade war, COVID, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the re-politicization of education in China, the purpose of higher educational exchange is now being questioned once again in both Washington and Beijing.

Please join us for a discussion of the history and future course of higher educational relations. The program is occasioned by the Carter Center’s publication of Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Higher Education in U.S.-China Relations, a collection of essays by Chinese and American writers that will help leaders in both countries shape policy based on the historical lessons of their academic relations. This Webinar and report is co-sponsored by the U.S.-China National Perception Monitor.

Hosted By

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

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