Past Events

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Beyond the Wall
Film Screening and Discussion
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Silk Cedar Band
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The Integrated Classroom
Accounting for Cultural Differences
in Higher Education
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Kreplach & Dim Sum:
Yes, There are Jews in China!
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Musical Diplomacy
Globalization, Cultural Synthesis,
and Music as a Diplomatic Tool
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Shanghai Ghetto
Film Screening
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Jewish Refugees
in Shanghai
Exhibition Event
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Puru Gallery Opening
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Global Ties
Increasing Diversity in Chinese
Language and Cultural Education
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China, A Haven for Jewish
Refugees 1900-1941
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Teaching Chinese Sign
Language and Culture
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Why Culture?
Analyzing Success in Transnational
Exchange Programs
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What is the Connection?
C.A.U.S.E - China, Africa,
United States Engagement
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People to People
Engagement in China,
India, and the U.S.
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ACTFL
Annual Convention and World
Languages Expo
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CHINA Town Hall
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D.C. Beauty of Beijing
Opera (DCBBO)
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2016 National Honors
Gala
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Chinese Tea Ceremonies
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Midday Tai Chi Classes
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Beyond the Wall
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center hosted a screening of the independent film documentary Beyond the Wall. The film tells the story of four District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) high school students who were selected for a six-week Chinese language and culture program in Beijing in summer 2009. This opportunity was offered at no cost to the students through a partnership with Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), with partial funding from the US State Department. The film follows the students in their homes, schools, and communities before their summer travel; during the six-week trip; and in the years since their return. Following the screening, Sally Schwartz (Associate Producer and Director of Globalize DC) and Jeffrey Wood (Featured Beyond the Wall student and Pickering Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) led a rich discussion while answering questions on the film, the importance of participating in international exchange programs and how to utilize exchange opportunities to cultivate careers in international affairs and education. The diverse audience included professionals in global education, students preparing to go to China on exchange, parents, students, and persons committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in study abroad programs.
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