The 2019 High-level Seminar on World-Leading Think Tanks took place on May 29th in Beijing, convening experts from leading Chinese and international think tanks. Hosted by Center for China and Globalization (CCG), University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTSCP) and the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC), this seminar facilitated intellectual and experiential exchange and provided a platform to share observations on the innovative development of Chinese think tanks.
Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister and well-known China expert, delivered a keynote speech on the future of Sino-U.S. relations at Center for China and Globalization (CCG), May 17th, 2019.
At the beginning of May, the Center for China and Globalization expert delegation, whilst in the US conducting “track II diplomacy” activities, visited several think tanks and research institutions to promote greater bilateral understanding. These included the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Hudson Institute, Heritage Foundation, Wilson Center Kissinger Institute, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cato Institute and Pew Research Centre, among others.
On May 6th and 7th, the CCG expert delegation visited four UN agencies at the UN Headquarters in New York City, including the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Secretariat, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.