image of Shanghai Nanjing Road, China

China-focused events throughout October

Throughout October, Emory's Halle Institute for Global Learning and Confucius Institute in Atlanta will co-host a series of China-focused events with The Carter Center China Program.

China-focused events this month include the following: a lecture on Sino-U.S. relations after the G20 summit by Zhao Yumin, the Deputy Consul General from the Chinese Consulate in Houston, and a talk on the diverging strategic assumptions and perceptions of the U.S. and China featuring David Firestein, Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute, as well as the 10th Annual China Town Hall Meeting, conducted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The full schedule with registration information is available below.

Also this month, the Halle Institute hosts the Emory-Nanjing Research Symposium on climate change and air pollution. The U.S. and China, the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG), face similar trials around climate change that require innovative solutions. By working together to respond and adapt to climate change, the two countries have the potential not only to advance toward their GHG reduction goals, but also to improve their relations and mutual understanding.

Following a closed two-day symposium exploring the potential for Emory and Nanjing Universities to work together on climate research, faculty from both universities will hold a public session, Beyond Diplomacy: Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change, to discuss their collaborative proposals on energy, air pollution, and agriculture and to explain how these projects contribute to solving pressing problems in the world. The public session is brought to you by the Halle Institute and The Carter Center China Program.

China is one of five geographic focal points named in Emory's 2015 global strategies. These strategies serve as a blueprint for Emory's global engagement. The initiatives are designed to equip students to meet the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly interconnected world, empower faculty to lead and influence global scholarship and research, and position Emory as a university known for its global impact.

Engagement with China is central to serving these goals. Chinese students make up eight percent of Emory's overall student body and are the university's largest international student population. In addition, Emory has more than 100 faculty conducting China-related research and scholarship, and China is the second-most common destination for Emory faculty traveling abroad.

Since designating China a priority location, Emory has deepened its ties with Nanjing University, primarily in the area of research collaboration and conference presentations. This month's symposium on climate change is but one example of the possibilities in this partnership.

For more information about any of the events, please email

Event schedule

Sino-U.S. Relations After G20, a lecture by ZHAO Yumin, Deputy Consul General from the Chinese Consulate in Houston
Thursday, October 6, 2016
| 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Room 205, Goodrich C. White Hall
Register here >>

Beyond Diplomacy: Opportunities for US-China Cooperation on Climate Change
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
| 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Rita Anne Rollins Room (8th floor), Grace Crum Rollins Building
Register here >>

Emory University-Carter Center U.S.-China Relations Speakers Series
The South China Sea: The Diverging Strategic Assumptions and Perceptions of the United States and China, featuring David Firestein, Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute
Monday, October 17, 2016
| 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building
Register here >>

10th Annual China Town Hall Meeting: Local Connections, National Reflections
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
 | 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., with reception to follow
Room 206, Goodrich C. White Hall
Register here >>