Presidential Elections Program 2012

USCET sponsored 2012 presidential elections programming at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The programs were held on May 25, 2012, and built off the strong reputations of USCET's two preceding elections programs from 2004 and 2008. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and co-chair of the Presidential Debates Commission, headlined the programs, speaking to over 75 engaged and enthusiastic attendees. Cooperation with Tsinghua Professor Sun Zhe and CASS Director Huang Ping helped ensure the programs' success.

Mr. Fahrenkopf began the day at CASS, leading a roundtable discussion on Primaries and the Road to the White House. After insightful discourse at CASS, he traveled to Tsinghua University's Center for US-China Relations to give a lecture entitled An Insider's View of the US 2012 Presidential Election and to participate in an engaging Q&A session.

The programs were well-received by all parties, and both CASS and Tsinghua eagerly await USCET's next round of elections programming in 2016. Read about Mr. Fahrenkopf's program at Tsinghua in the university's Center for US-China Relations May 2012 newsletter.


At the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences



Frank Fahrenkopf describes the electoral system in US presidential elections A participant asks how unemployment will affect the 2012 US presidential election



At Tsinghua University



Professor Sun Zhe opens the program at Tsinghua University

Mr. Frank Fahrenkopf begins his lecture
"An Insider's View of the 2012 Presidential Election"



USCET thanks the Ford Foundation for providing support for its 2012 Elections programming.