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Ford Foundation Awards Grant to GW’s China Policy Program
Grant Will Support Dialogue on Key Issues Surrounding China’s Domestic and International Presence
January 11, 2011
WASHINGTON – The Ford Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Elliott School’s China Policy Program, directed by David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, and affiliated with GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies. The grant will be used to convene policy dialogues and scholarly conferences as part of the multinational project, “Integrating China Globally: Bilateral and Regional Dialogues.” The project will address key issues surrounding China’s domestic evolution and international posture.
“The rise of China impacts the entire global order, not only the United States,” said David Shambaugh, an internationally known expert on China. “Hosting unique dialogues in different regions of the world is an important way to inject new and different perspectives into the ongoing global discourse about China’s domestic evolution and role in the world.”
In Honolulu, the China Policy Program will partner with the East-West Center and the Lowy Institute for International Policy (Sydney) for the “First American-Australian Dialogue on China.” In Beijing, it will host the “Fifth U.S.-China Dialogue on Sino-American Relations in the Global Context” with the China Institute of International Studies and the “International Dialogue on Reforms in the Communist Party of China” with the International Department of the Communist Party of China. In Paris, the project will host the “Seventh American-European Dialogue on China” with the Asia Centre at Sciences Po.
The China Policy Program was created in 1998 to build upon the Elliott School's longstanding expertise and involvement in U.S.-China relations and contemporary Chinese affairs. It serves primarily as an outreach program to governments, the media, academic and research institutions concerned with China around the world.
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