U.S. - China Educational Exchanges: 
40 Years of Engagement in Higher Education 

It has been 40 years since the United States and China began cooperating through higher education exchanges. What has been the impact? What are the obstacles to building cross-cultural understanding and equipping the next generation to address the challenges of the 21st century? 

Leaders in international education and American higher education examine the status and future directions of educational exchanges between the U.S. and China within the context of the present bilateral relationship and dynamics of global education.

This event is on the record and open to the public and press. 

U.S. - China Educational Exchanges: 40 Years of Engagement in Higher Education 

April 24, 10:30 a.m. – noon

National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

For interview requests or other media inquiries, contact: press@ciuscenter.org

This event is hosted by


Matt Salmon 

VP for Government Affairs, Arizona State University  Former U.S. Representative
(R - AZ 1st & 5th Districts)
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Winston Langley

Professor of Foreign Affairs, Former Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the University of Massachusetts - Boston
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Harvey Perlman

Professor of Law, Former Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Madelyn Ross 

Associate Director of China Studies and Executive Director of SAIS China, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
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John Holden

(Moderator), CEO, US-China Strong Foundation
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About the Confucius Institute U.S. Center

The Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS Center) is a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington D.C. with the mission of strengthening educational and cultural exchanges and fostering people-to-people interactions between China and the United States. The CIUS Center supports joint initiatives among the 109 individual Confucius Institutes and 534 Confucius Classrooms in the United States through four primary domains – education and professional development, arts and culture, academics and research, and strategic communications.