Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Students Model China-Taiwan Dialogue

January 26, 2012

The final presentation

Last November, following 35 hours of what they call “interactive conflict resolution, the 15 Strait Talk 2011 delegates at Brown presented the culmination of their efforts: the consensus document.

Their recommendations included a Framework for Channels of Culture and Communication, including joint history textbooks, high school exchanges, and joint college degrees; an experimental administration zone in Fujian to promote integration; and the development of some form of confederation.

Strait Talk is a student-run, non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform international conflict by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States and empowering them to strive for peace. It is supported in part by the Watson Institute.

Participants blogged about their deliberations and final consensus on the China Conversation. Read more here.