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China Initiative


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 Collaboration Grants

The China Initiative invites Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals to support projects and events aimed at expanding our understanding of Greater China. Proposal submission deadline is December 1, 2015.


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.