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U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (FPC) is an exclusive four-day program designed to provide 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students studying at colleges and universities from across the United States a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship. Applications are due May 10th.

The 2017 FPC will run from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2 (participants will return home the morning of Saturday, June 3). We have limited this year’s FPC to a capacity of 75 students in order to provide attendees with more opportunities for direct interaction with speakers and allow for more small-group work
Held in Washington D.C. at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, the FPC gives participants the unique opportunity to interact with key players in the American foreign policy arena, including current and former Administration officials and members of Congress, as well as representatives from academia, think tanks, media, business, lobbying groups, and the military, among others. The National Committee uses its deep connections, cultivated over the past 50 years, to provide participants rare access into some of the capital's most important foreign policy-making institutions, such as the Department of State and the National Security Council, where they meet with individuals responsible for crafting and influencing policy.  
Who can apply?
  • Current graduate students at U.S. institutions
  • Students who have recently graduated (May 2016-May 2017) with advanced degress
  • Visiting Scholars
Important Details:
  • Accepted applicants will be required to pay a $200 participation fee (food and lodging will be provided)
  • Travel stipends between $75 and $300 available for those who qualify
  • Students may only attend the FPC once
  • Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 10


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