CCG speech: Models for Global Leadership Education

Tuesday,Jan 09, 2018



Robert Garris, Global Director of Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars programme


Our world is facing unprecedented challenges nowadays because of deeply developed globalization and the emerging of global issues. The education of global leaders therefore becomes indispensable for both the changing world and rising China as those future leaders are required to play the leading roles in both global governance and international development.


In the field of cultivating future leaders, Schwarzman Scholars program is aiming to become a pioneer, practitioner and a model that would influence the world by training tomorrow’s global leaders. At the same time, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is a leading think tank in China that have been dedicating to global governance and talent globalization for a long time since its foundation 10 years ago. And it also has been advancing the related policy alterations to attract more international talents into China.


On 11th January, the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) will invite Robert Garris, Global Director of Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars to give a speech at CCG’s Beijing headquarter. Mr. Garris is very  experienced in recruiting and cultivating global leaders for many years, and he will deeply analyze and share with us the issues about how to define the global leaders cultivation, how to better select the global leaders, how to manage and run a talent program, and the relationship between global leader education and international education etc.


We will also invite related famous scholars, experts and educators to share their viewpoints over the international talent education based on their research and experiences.


Time14:00 – 15:30, 11th January (Thursday), 2018

VenueCenter for China and Globalization (CCG)

(15th Floor, West Wing, Hanwei Plaza, NO.7 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District)




Time Agenda
13:30-14:00 Registration
14:00-14:10 The host Introduce the guests and speech theme
14:10-14:40 Speech by Robert Garris, Global Director of Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars
14:40-15:00 Q&A

About the speaker

Robert Garris, Global Director of Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars, former Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation.


As the Global Director of Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars, Garris is in charge of the global recruitment and admissions for the elite scholarship program, which was announced in 2013.

Dr. Garris built up a global network for recruiting scholars, policy makers, and artists for the prestigious Resident Fellows Program when he served as managing director for the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Programs. He was also responsible for a dynamic program of international conferences, convening thought leaders from around the world to address contemporary global challenges.


Prior to joining the Rockefeller foundation in 2009, Garris spent eight years at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), most recently as Senior Associate Dean. During this time, he coordinated the university’s efforts to open a Columbia Global Center in Beijing and led efforts to build a global network of partner institutions in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He also served as the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies for which he won the Embark.com Award for “Innovative Use of Information Technology.”


Garris received his Ph.D. in European History from the University of North Carolina, where he specialized in immigration and urban policy.


About the Schwarzman Scholarship

Schwarzman Scholars is an international scholarship program founded by American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, co-founder and chairman of the asset management firm Blackstone Group and Chair of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. The program launched in June 2016, upon the completion of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University (THU), located in Beijing, China. The college hosts up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and other countries around the world. Scholars study for a one-year master's degree at Tsinghua University. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.


Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.



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