布朗中国峰会 Brown China Summit
The Brown University China Summit (BCS) was founded in 2013 by a group of Brown students who wanted to bring conversations on modern China to the Brown community through accessible lectures, forums, and discussions. The mission of BCS is to build a bridge between China and Brown through education and conversation. BCS is fully financed and supported by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and Professor Edward Steinfeld, Director of the Watson Institute and Founder of the China Initiative, is our chief advisor.
Each year, the BCS Steering Committee selects a general theme for the summit that we, as a collective, feel is representative of broader changes occurring in China and engaging to the Brown and Providence communities. The first BCS was held in April 2014 under the theme “My Chinese Dream.” Brown University President, Christina Paxson, delivered the summit’s opening speech, and more than twenty guest speakers from China and the United States joined hundreds of audience members to explore the idea of China’s 21st century dream. The second BCS was held in April 2015 and brought together over twenty guest speakers and six hundred audience members from around the world. Centered at the theme, “China’s Stride Forward,” we promoted a better understanding of four very important topics – Chinese art, education, entrepreneurship, and environmental policy – to facilitate a discussion of China’s “New Normal.”