Deep Dives


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 dinner-style sessions, the hand-picked participants will have the opportunity to learn about a specific country of global strategic interest.


Deep Dives 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.


All dinner discussions will be hosted in New York City.

Deep Dive: China 2022

The Deep Dives: China 2022 program is now open for application. Apply before FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022 to have a chance to engage with top experts in politics, diplomacy, economics, and more alongside a select group of highly motivated peers, and to participate in six catered, in-person sessions hosted in New York City with dinners included.

Learn more about Deep Dive: China 2022 by clicking here



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 Diplomacy

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 5th, 2022):
Chinese Military Strategy and Taiwan

David Sacks
Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relationsy

Session 5 (April 14th, 2022):
Doing Business in 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 (Potentially April 22nd, 2022):
China as Part of the Global Order – Envisioning a New Paradigm

To Be Confirmed


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

Date and Time To Be Confirmed
The Future of the U.S.- China Relations

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


Deep Dive: China 2021

Deep Dive: China 2021 has brought a team of top-notch experts to take a group of ten participants on a journey through some of the critical themes that define China today including not only China and the U.S. relationship, the economy, politics but also China’s history and culture. We believe that to understand China’s current direction to the world, one also needs to understand the influences and memories that drive the country forward.

Learn more about Deep Dive: China 2021 by clicking here

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