2023 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit

by Duke East Asia Nexus


Fri, Mar 24, 2023 4:30 PM –

Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit was founded in 2010, completely organized and run by undergraduates students from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In recent years, the trend of deglobalization has built up barriers between countries and among people. We witness a withdrawal from global interdependence in different ways: regional wars, border conflicts, increased tariffs, export restrictions, capital controls, anti-immigration, cultural protectionism, etc. The COVID-19 pandemic has only further exacerbated the trend of deglobalization. China and the U.S., two mutually globalizing influences, are shifting their strategies in this new world. Their interaction will not only influence the life of Chinese and American people but also the trajectory of international politics. In a less flat world, we look into the future with the hope of predicting crises, mitigating uncertainties, and redefining existing commonalities.
How do we define U.S.-China relations for the next decade? Will the two countries strengthen their economic interdependence? Will China reopen its borders? And what impacts will it bring to the world? How can a systematic study of history contribute to our predictions of future trends? How are individuals and the civil society shaping the U.S.-China relations? We will explore these questions at the summit: Unwrapping Uncertainties: U.S.-China Relations in A Less Flat World.

Our delegate application will become available in December 2022.

The event is a joint program by Duke and UNC. The first conference day (March 25th) will be on Duke campus. Other events will be organized by the UNC team and will not happen within the Duke campus.
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