USCET Leadership Transition Note from the President May is a season of transitions, with graduations, celebrations, and students starting summer jobs and new careers. This May is also a time of transition at the US-China Education Trust, as I prepare to step down as USCET’s president in June. It is now 45 years since my own graduation…

The Future of America’s Chinatowns: An Evening with Trailblazer Grace Young and Friends

Celebrate AAPI month with food, culture, and community! Join the US-China Education Trust and friends on May 22 for a lively discussion and light supper at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at the vibrant nexus between Washington, DC’s Chinatown and downtown. We will honor Trailblazer Grace Young, renowned Chinese cultural historian, author, and activist…

Ying Li: Regenerating A Food Future From The Ground Up

Agriculture is one of the few sectors in the economy where the way we do business and farming can help solve our planet’s challenge, today and in the future. Dr. Ying Li, Conservation and Agriculture Director at the Nature Conservancy China, made this statement come alive in her information-packed presentation for the Common Ground group. …

Common Ground Project Blogs

Below are updates from our four student group projects as of mid April 2024! Final project presentations will be posted in summer 2024. ————— Common Ground Education Group Update The Common Ground Education Group has recently achieved two main objectives. First, we have been conducting interviews with American students studying in China. To date, we…

Students Finding Common Ground: Introducing Project Mentors

CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT GROUP MENTORS BIN Hu is an Associate Research Fellow and Director of Research on global climate governance at the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University. His main research fields include global climate governance, and environmental and resource economics. His articles have been published widely on the economics of…

Event Recap – Asian Americans Making an Imprint on Film Industry

On February 8, the US-China Education Trust (USCET) hosted a lively discussion featuring distinguished film trailblazers Shirley Sun, Felicia Lowe, and Robin Lung. The three shared their own experiences, and highlighted the larger issue of Asians making an imprint on the American film industry.  This was the seventh episode of USCET’s Asian Women Trailblazers Series,…

Students Finding Common Ground

The US-China Education Trust, in cooperation with Tsinghua University and George Washington University, has launched a new project to bring American and Chinese students together, working on areas where US-China cooperation is urgently needed in an era of competition and tension between the two countries. Students Finding Common Ground—US China Collaborative Projects in An Era…