A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
FACES Summit (Applications due July 8, 2018)
Every year, FACES selects forty outstanding delegates from around the world to attend the FACES Summit. The Summit takes place in two sessions, first at Stanford and then in China.
Every year, FACES selects forty outstanding delegates from around the world to attend the FACES Summit. The Summit takes place in two sessions, first at Stanford and then in China. The China session of the 2018-19 Summit will take place at Peking University. Delegates are required to attend both sessions.
If you have not done so yet, we invite you to read our Fall 2017 Summit Report to learn more about what happens at the Stanford session of the Summit.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Annual Summit, and invite you to apply. All applications to the Annual Summit are due July 8. The 2018-19 Annual Summit delegate application can be found here.
- Age 20-28 at the time of the Summit.
- Undergraduate sophomore or above at the time of the Summit.
- Demonstrated strong personal or academic interest in U.S.-China relations.
- Speak a level of English adequate to participate in interactions and discussions at the Summit.
While the majority of FACES delegates are U.S. or Chinese nationals, we welcome applicants from all nations to bring a diversity of perspectives. All delegates must accept our Delegate Expectations Agreement upon applying to the Summit. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any question about eligibility.
Funding and Financial Aid
FACES subsidizes travel expenses for delegates requiring financial assistance and pays for all costs of food, accommodation, programming, and transportation during the Summit. Over half of delegates typically receive financial aid. For details of our funding policy, please see our Guidelines on Funding and Financial Aid.
Delegate Selection Criteria
Delegates are selected for their potential to both benefit from and contribute to the Summit. Delegates chosen demonstrate potential to translate what they learn at the Summit into future action and results in their field. We look for a diverse and creative delegate cohort, with interests spanning business, politics, humanities, and engineering — among others. With the expectation that delegate-to-delegate interactions are the foundation of the FACES Summit, we believe that applicants should demonstrate a strong willingness to share ideas, experiences, and perspectives, as well as a robust capacity to develop as a member of the FACES community in the long-term.
The application process has two rounds. Applicants are first asked to complete a written application and submit their resume/CV. Those selected for the second-round interview will be notified by mid-July. The final admissions result will be released in August.
Delegate Recruitment Timeline
July 8 Online Application due
Mid July First round selection and Skype interview notification
August Final notification
We look forward to your application, and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.