2019 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit

March 22, 2019 (All day) to March 24, 2019 (All day)

Welcome to join the 2019 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit on March 22-24 with discussions on the burgeoning field of U.S.-China relations. The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is an annual student-run conference organized by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Featuring speakers including Matt Turpin, Senior Advisor of China at U.S. Department of Commerce, David Wertime, Head of Global Growth & Partnerships @Duco and previous senior editor at Foreign Policy, Richard Cooper, economist from Harvard University, Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science at Duke University, Kecheng Fang, former political journalist at Southern Weekly, Ginny Kamsky, founder of one of the first approved foreign advisory firms in China, etc. The list will be updated as the conference approaches. 

Now entering its ninth year, CLS will theme around China's New Norms: Seismic Shifts and Underlying Stability. Throughout the conference, we will explore the trends that define major changes in China's development and actions across the world. This include media in China, US-China trade relations, human rights in China, the evolution of US policy towards China during the era of Xi Jinping, etc.

Though the application is required for formal delegates, all Duke students are welcome to attend talks on Saturday and Sunday by speakers from diverse fields and to drop by the Exhibition Fair featuring language, service, and professional opportunities in international relations. 

The Summit will take place at various locations on the Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Throughout the conference, you will also have the opportunity to explore the campuses and its surrounding areas.


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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Global Asia Initiative