Recent Events

International Youth Peace Forum 2019

During the week of August 12th-16th, 2019, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center partnered with the International Youth Peace Forum Inc. to promote cross-cultural exchanges and education. The CIUS staff, through its commitment to our mission, fostered relationships by focusing on the importance of dialogue and engagement between participants from different countries and cultures. We are pround to be a part of the young, enthusiastic future which these future peacebuilders represent.

Friends of the CIUS Center Community Picnic

On Saturday, July 20th, 2019 The Confucius Institute U.S. Center held its first ever Friends of the CIUS Center Community Picnic. Our language community partners, 2019 People-to-People Award Honorees, and Honoree Alumni from previous years came together to celebrate our 2019 ‘My Confucius Institute Story’ Essay Contest winner’s exemplary achievements. The picnic was held at Hains Point picnic area in Washington DC.  Although it was hot, the constant breeze rolling off the Potomac ensured that the only thing cooking was the freshly caught seafood. 

Lecture with Dr. Liliane Willens

On Wednesday, July 10th, the CIUS Center welcomed Dr. Liliane Willens, a distinguished author and educator, in an effort to promote its ‘Academics and Research’ area of focus as well as strengthen its ties with Jewish community partners in Washington, D.C. Dr. Willens has a unique perspective on the topic of US-China and China-Russia relations, which is supported by her research in her book Stateless in Shanghai. She presented on her and her family’s experiences in China, between 1900 and 1945, as Russian Jewish refugees from the Bolshevik revolution.

CIUS Center Youth Day 2019

On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 50 DC area high school students from Georgetown Day School, Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC International School, and Roosevelt High School visited the CIUS Center for a day of exploring US-China environmental collaboration. To start the day off, students heard from a panel of experts offering career advice as well as an in-depth understanding of the current status of environmental collaboration between the US and China.

Women in Leadership Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the CIUS Center hosted a ‘Women in Leadership’ panel discussion as the third and final installment of its Women’s History Month programming. Moderated by the Center’s Senior Program Officer, Cheyenne Boyce, the panel featured  Dr. Joy Hughes of George Mason University, Vanessa Bertelli of the DC Immersion Project, and Sally Schwartz of Globalize DC.

Women in Confucianism Conference

The Confucius Institute U.S. Center was proud to host the conference, "Women As Exemplary Persons in the Ru (Confucian) Tradition" on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2019. Keynote speakers included Ann A. Pang-White of the University of Scranton, Anna Sun of Kenyon College, and Robert C. Neille of Boston University.  


Chinese New Year Celebration

In celebration of the Chinese New Year holiday, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center invited some close friends and partners to its offices in Dupont Circle for some food, dancing, and games on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Jasmine Fragrance in Washington DC

The CIUS Center welcomed 2019 at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre with a performance by the Jasmine Ensemble, a troupe of dulcimer-playing musicians from China best known for their ability to combine traditional Chinese technique with modern, western-influenced music.