Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit

February 21, 2020 - 4:30 pm to February 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 1st 11:59pm is the final deadline to apply to 2020 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit!

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*All applicants will be notified of the result by February 3rd.

Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit (CLS) is an annual student-run conference at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) that works to promote a greater understanding of China in a collaborative environment from which delegates can emerge with resources and friendships as future leaders in U.S.-China relations. 

Now entering its 10th anniversary, the upcoming conference will take place on February 21-23, 2020 with the theme “Reframing China: Past, Present, Future”. At a time when the rhetoric in Washington towards Beijing increasingly employs the framework of great-power rivalry, we seek to examine the profound underlying changes in the bilateral relationship. More importantly, we want to encourage CLS attendees to go beyond the headline narratives and pursue a deeper view of China that understands how the country’s complex historical, cultural and societal conditions shape where we stand now. The three days of the conference will focus on “past,” “present” and “future” respectively to develop a holistic and nuanced perspective on China and U.S.-China relations.


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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
  • Global Asia Initiative