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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.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis
No application fee!
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)
- 2nd ChASC (2022) – San Francisco & Virtual Hybrid
- 1st ChASC (2021) – Virtual