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3rd China-America Student Conference

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The China-America Student Conference (ChASC) is a two-three-week-long academic and cultural exchange program that brings together an equal number of students representing the United States of America and China for off-the-record discussions of the future of the bilateral relationship.

The program is student-run and student-led, allowing for full and frank conversations to occur between emerging young leaders from both countries. Over the course of this intensive and immersive exercise in people-to-people diplomacy, participants will form powerful friendships that will go on to serve as bridges across the Pacific for generations to come.

Inspired by and continuing the 89-year long legacy of the Japan-America Student Conference’s 1934 founders, ChASC seeks to promote friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through international student interchange. By empowering and inspiring the next generation of US-Asia leaders to value cooperation and dialogue, ChASC aims to instill in participants a lifelong dedication to the pursuit of peace, openness, and regional stability.

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The China-America Student Conference will take place June 5-11th in DC and June 12-17 in NYC.

Proposed Speaker Topics

  • Technology (e.g., biotechnology, hardware/semiconductor industry issues, etc.)
  • Public health (e.g., COVID-19 approaches in U.S. and China)
  • Global development (e.g., China’s increased investment activity in South America and Africa)
  • Foreign policy (e.g., comparison of Trump and Biden administrations’ approaches to China; general geopolitical situation in East Asia)
  • Business (e.g., impact of the pandemic or other factors on trade and commerce relationships)
  • Education (e.g., outlook on educational exchange between the countries; comparisons of secondary and post-secondary systems)
  • Arts and culture (e.g., comparison of ethical and religious systems; the Chinese American experience)


Thank you to the generous supporters of the 3rd China-America Student Conference:

Scholarships Provided by:

  • International Student Conferences Plant a Diplomatic Tree Scholarship
  • America China Public Affairs Institute
  • Baldwinsville Rotary Club
  • US-China Heartland Association

Program Partners

  • Korean Economic Institute America
  • The Asia Group