October 5, 2016

University of Chicago US-China Forum 2016

The second annual U.S.-China Forum, jointly organized by our Foundation and the University of Chicago, was successfully held in October. This year, the forum had two parts, the first of which was held October 5th with a focus on the broader U.S.-China relationship. The second part, focused on the issues of water management and urbanization, took place October 14th. Over 300 guests, including government officials, consuls-general, heads of institutions, and Chicago faculty, students and alumni were in attendance.

In the first session “China’s Foreign Policy under President Xi Jinping”, CUSEF invited Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador He Yafei to deliver a keynote address. It was followed by a conversation with Vice Chairman of Paulson Institute Evan Feigenbaum and was moderated by Ms. Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

As for the second session on water management, top experts in science, technology, policy, and industry were invited to explore US–China shared challenges in water management and urban development. Also, a roundtable discussion led by Steve Edwards, Executive Director, the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, was included in the robust program.

To view the full forum, please click the link below:





University of Chicago




Ambassador He Yafei

Dr. Evan Feigenbaum

Ms. Rachel Bronson


Partner Organization:


Office of Global Engagement of the University of Chicago

The Institute for Molecular Engineering of the University of Chicago

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