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Watson Institute Director Edward Steinfeld joins Brown University President on a trip to China to explore potential collaboration opportunities

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China Initiative Awards for Graduate Students and Faculty

The China Initiative is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities for Brown University graduate students and faculty: Graduate Research Awards, Awards for Graduate Language Study, and Faculty Research Awards.

Check back soon for the 2020 application.


China Initiative Research Seminar

A forum for the presentation of cutting-edge social science research on contemporary China. The seminar particularly encourages the presentation of research work-in-progress.

China Initiative Distinguished Speaker Series

A forum for world renown scholars and practitioners to reflect on China’s modernization experience – past, present, and future.   

Brown-China Summit

A student-run annual conference explores China’s contemporary transformation through the participation of thought leaders from across Chinese society. Speakers in recent years have included social entrepreneurs, artists, business practitioners, film makers, public officials, investors, and educators.