Education exchanges have been a pillar of US-China relations since the end of the 19th centuryth Century. When the two nations work together, the flow of students and scholars across the Pacific benefits both sides and promotes human knowledge. When geopolitics makes exchanges seem dangerous to one or both countries, academic channels are disrupted 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 education exchange is now once again being questioned by both Washington and Beijing.
Participate in discussing the history and future course of relationships in higher education. The program is prompted by Carter Center’s release of Finding faster ground: The role of higher education in US-China relations, a collection of essays by Chinese and American authors that will help leaders in both countries shape policy based on the historical experiences of their academic relationships. This webinar and report is co-sponsored by US-China National Perception Monitor.