Deep Dives: China


Go Behind the Scenes on One of the World’s Most Important and Complex Countries

The goal of Network 20/20’s Deep Dives is to provide a  more in-depth understanding of a critical topic in geopolitics through a series of briefings with high-level experts. Over the course of five dinner sessions, the hand-picked participants will have the opportunity to learn about China’s diplomacy, history, culture, and economy. Using the framing question of “What should U.S. policy be towards China,” participants will have the opportunity to refine their thinking on this topic by widening the lens of their understanding of this critically important country.

The program is an intellectually curious and high-achieving person who wants to deepen their global affairs knowledge in an intimate and dynamic setting. They equally want to develop a network of colleagues from diverse backgrounds who are interested in the focus of the Deep Dive.

Sessions will run in the evening from March through May.
Applicants will be notified in mid-February.

All dinner discussions will be hosted in New York City.

Applications will be accepted from December 20, 2019 – February 10, 2020. Selected participants will be notified by February 14th, 2020. The cost of participation is $500 for all sessions, including dinner.



Confirmed Sessions
*** Please check back as we will update as confirmed

March 17

Ms. Susan Thornton
Project Director, Forum for Asia-Pacific Security, National Committee on American Foreign Policy;
Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific



April 14

Arthur Kroeber
Founding Partner & Head of Research at Gavekal Dragonomics, a China-focused research service;
Editor-in-chief of China Economic Quarterly
May 4

Michael Zakkour
Founder and Chief Strategist, 5 New Digital;
Co-Author of “China’s Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them”
*This session is hosted by Chinese Institute for Business, The State University of New York



May 14

Freda Murck 
Lecture at Discipline of Chinese Art History at Columbia University

Zhang Hongtu
Contemporary Artist

For more information about Network 20/20’s Deep Dives, please call us at 1-212-582-1870 or email us at




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