Brown China Summit

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.

每年布朗中国峰会都会挑选出当前最能反映中国发展动态和最能代表布朗师生兴趣点的中国话题作为峰会主题。第一届布朗中国峰会于2014年4月举办,主题为“我的中国梦”。布朗大学校长Christina Paxson教授亲自为峰会揭幕并致开幕词。二十余位嘉宾与上百名与会者共同探讨了二十一世纪中国梦的内涵和意义。第二届布朗中国峰会于2015年4月举办,以“中国迈进新常态”为主题。来自中美英加等国的嘉宾和来自世界各地的近六百名听众共同讨论了中国艺术、教育、创新创业和环境政策在“新常态”中的发展方向和前景。

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.”