Deep Dives: China 2022

DEEP DIVES: CHINA 2022

GO BEHIND THE SCENES ON ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SIGNIFICANT AND COMPLEX COUNTRIES

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About the Program

The goal of Network 20/20’s Deep Dives is to provide multi-layered and informative discussions encompassing a critical topic in geopolitics–in this case the rise of China–through a series of briefings with high-level experts. Over the course of six dynamic in-person sessions followed by private dinners with each speaker, the hand-picked participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about China’s diplomacy, history, culture, economy, and more. Using the framing question, “How would widening the lens of understanding about China impact U.S. policy toward Beijing?”, participants will have the opportunity to refine their thinking by injecting nuances into their understanding of this vitally important country.

Who Should Apply

We are seeking intellectually curious and high-achieving applicants who want to deepen their global affairs knowledge in an intimate and interactive setting. They equally wish to develop a network of colleagues from diverse backgrounds who are interested in the focus of Deep Dives.

Logistics

We plan to initiate this program in the Spring of 2022. Our first session will be an in-person event scheduled for March 17th at 6:30 PM ET. All in-person dinner discussions will be hosted in New York City.

How to Apply

Apply NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022 to join the Deep Dives: China Spring 2022 below. The cost of participation is $650 for all sessions with dinners included.

We are offering an early-bird price of $550 to the first ten participants. We ask that you pay the $250 deposit now or before Friday, February 25th to reserve that pricing*

*In case of force majeure situations, like a covid surge, we guarantee to fully refund the deposit.

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR SPRING 2022

Session 1 (March 17th, 2022):
The Role of Chinese Philosophy in Policy


Scott McDonald
Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College;
Non-resident Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; and
Ph.D. Candidate at the Fletcher School of Tufts University

Session 2 (March 24th, 2022):
Chinese Domestic Politics Under Xi Jinping


Rory Truex
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

Session 3 (March 31st, 2022):
U.S.-China Relations: There Will Not BE a New Cold War?


Dr. Thomas J. Christensen
Interim Dean, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and Director of the China and the World Program at Columbia University

Session 4 (April 7th, 2022):
China’s Strategy Toward Taiwan


David Sacks
Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Session 5 (April 14th, 2022):
Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business with China


Earl Carr
Founder and CEO of CJPA Global Advisors LLC, Adjunct Professor at the The NYU School of Professional Studies (Center for Global Affairs)
& Editor of the book “From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining US-China Relations” published by Palgrave Macillan

Session 6 (April 28th, 2022):
China as Part of the Global Order – Envisioning a New Paradigm


Stephen Orlins
President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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Deep Dives: China participants will have the chance to join
other Network 20/20’s China-related events, including:

April 5th, 2022
China’s Military Power and Prospects


Dr. Taylor Fravel
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science
Director, MIT Security Studies Program

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See Our Past Lineup for Deep Dives: China Fall 2021

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TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS


Kristen Kaufmann
Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs at the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

“The Network 20/20 Deep Dives program on China was an extremely useful, informative, and enriching experience. It covered everything from Chinese culture to ancient history, to modern-day foreign policy, weaving everything together to give the participants a thorough and thoughtful insight into what drives Chinese foreign policy. The program was extremely politically balanced in terms of the presenters, including those with widely differing viewpoints. The small, intimate sessions were often held in private apartments, and it was wonderful to get to know and create bonds with the others.  I highly recommend this program for anyone who has an interest in learning more about this space.”


Arlette Laurent
Former Charge d’affaires of the EU Delegation to the UN

“The extensive coverage from 5000 years to today, from the Arts to the Art of War was a tour de force with an impressive array of scholars and practicioners- their variety as well as that of the attendees made this experience a particularly rewarding one.
No matter how objective one thinks one is, in fact some of my a priori assumptions (diplomacy/military/academia) were questionned. The other personal note is that, as much as I learned about China, I also acquired a better perception of the US and of Americans’ attitude to China- whether via the speakers or the other attendees.”

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SOME PHOTOS OF THE DEEP DIVES: CHINA 2021

Deep Dives: China session with Dr. Tom Christensen – Interim Dean of Columbia SIPA
Session on U.S.-China diplomacy with Susan Thornton – Former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State
Session on Chinese Culture at the China Institute
Session on Chinese Philosophy with Scott McDonald

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For more information about Network 20/20’s Deep Dives, please call us at 1-212-582-1870 or email us at information@network2020.org

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