Sunday, March 13, 2011
Here's what it's all about:
The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to announce the third round of its Public Intellectuals Program (PIP). The first two rounds (2005-07 and 2008-10) were generously funded by The Henry Luce Foundation and The Starr Foundation, both of which continue as the funders for PIP III. This ambitious, multi-year program is designed to identify outstanding members of the next generation of American China scholars and specialists, enrich their understanding of policymaking processes in both the United States and China, help them establish useful relationships with their academic colleagues and with policy practitioners, and nurture their ability to engage in public policy debates on a national, regional and local level. PIP is implemented through a series of workshops in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, study tours of China, participation in National Committee delegations as scholar escorts and support for public education initiatives.
We are looking for China specialists in the academic, professional or policymaking spheres with the interest and potential to play significant roles as public intellectuals. We will select twenty young American China scholars who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, wish to venture outside of academia into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education.