Deep Dives

Deep Dives: China


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

*Due to COVID-19, Deep Dives: China 2020 has been delayed to 2021. More updates will come later. You can apply to join the Deep Dives: China 2021 below.


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 participant 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 Dives.

Due to Covid-19, our in-person sessions have been postponed until it is safe to resume in-person activities.

All dinner discussions will be hosted in New York City.

You can apply to join the Deep Dives: China 2021 below. The cost of participation is $500 for all sessions, including dinners.



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

March 17: Deep Dive in U.S. and China’s Diplomacy
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: Deep Dive in Chinese Economy
Arthur R. Kroeber
Founding Partner & Head of Research, Gavekal Dragonomics




May 4: Deep Dive in Doing Business in China
Michael Zakkour
Founder and Chief Strategist, 5 New Digital;
Co-Author of “New Retail: Born in China, Going Global – How China’s Tech Giants Are Changing Global Commerce” and “China’s Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them”


*This session is hosted by Confucius Institute for Business at The State University of New York


May 14: Deep Dive in History through Arts
Alfreda Murck
An Historian of Chinese Visual Culture
Lecturer at Discipline of Chinese Art History at Columbia University



Hongtu Zhang
Contemporary Artist



*This session is hosted by China Institute and supported by Confucius Institute at China Institute


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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