News & Events

USCET Advisory Council Member James McGregor Publishes New Book

October 30, 2012

James McGregor, CEO of advisory firm James McGregor Inc, senior counselor at APCO Worldwide, and USCET Advisory Council member, has published his second book entitled No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers. This publication offers an insightful analysis of China's current economic system, one which McGregor describes as "authoritarian capitalism," and the significant challenges it poses towards China's continued growth and economic prosperity.


USCET President Julia Chang Bloch Engages Morehouse College Students on US-China Relations

October 22, 2012

On Monday, October 22, 2012, Morehouse College welcomed USCET President Julia Chang Bloch to discuss the importance of US-China relations and the worldwide implications of successful diplomacy, as well as the importance of international education initiatives.  Ambassador Bloch's visit to the all-male College campus in Atlanta, GA was part of Morehouse College's Coca-Cola Leadership Lecture Series bringing together individuals who are r



American Studies Faculty Development Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University: July 16-27, 2012

April 1, 2012

The School of English and International Studies (SEIS) at Beijing Foreign Studies University is proud to announce the launch of the American Studies Faculty Development Program, which will be held from July 16-27, 2012. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S.-China Education Trust, this two-week intensive program aims to train qualified college faculty who will offer American studies courses in their home institutions.


Interview with Professor Wang Jisi, Leading Chinese Expert in American Studies and US-China Relations

April 1, 2012

USCET is pleased to provide an English translation to a recent interview with Professor Wang Jisi, published in the American Studies journal on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of American Studies under Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Professor Wang is dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University, and director of the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University.


USCET President Julia Chang Bloch Honored with Excellence in Achievement Award from the Cal Alumni Association

March 24, 2012

All of us at USCET congratulate Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch on her Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California, Berkeley's Cal Alumni Association.  Ambassador Bloch accepted her award on March 24 at the annual Charter Gala event in San Francisco.  The Charter Gala is the Cal Alumni Association's signature event commemorating the founding of the University of California in 1868.


USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson Appointed to Newly Created HSAAC

March 20, 2012

USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson, who is the CEO and Executive Director of NAFSA, was recently appointed to the newly created Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC).  HSAAC is comprised of university presidents and academic leaders and is charged with advising Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to U.S. higher education.  The group will have its inaugural meeting on March 20 in Washington, DC.


USCET Expands Its Team

February 6, 2012

USCET is pleased to announce the addition of new 3 staff members. Henry Levine, who has thirty years of experience in the US-China relations field, joined USCET as Executive Director in December 2011. He has been indispensible in our daily operations and has already helped expand USCET's 2012 programs. Jessica Chow took on the newly developed role of Program Assistant in January 2012 and, most recently, Jodie Klein joined USCET as the Program Manager in February 2012.


USCET to Launch First American Cultural Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU, Under New US Embassy Grant on December 9

November 30, 2011

USCET is pleased to announce a grant from the US Embassy in Beijing to collaborate with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in establishing an American Reading Room and Information Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU. Info USA will be situated in the American Studies Center (ASC) of BFSU's School of English and International Studies (SEIS), and is the first of 10 centers across China.


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