On March 21st, 2018, students of the Tsinghua-SAIS Dual Degree Program met with Alexander Gabuev, chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, for the inaugural spring session of Policy Research in a Simulated Think Tank. The Carnegie Endowment’s youngest senior fellow, Mr. Gabuev has led an impressive career, having previously served as deputy foreign editor of Kommersant and deputy editor in chief of Kommersant-Vlast, both after working as a senior diplomatic reporter and member of president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps. As a scholar, his research has focused on the ongoing political and ideological trends within Russia and China, as well as their respective policies toward neighboring countries in the Central Asia and Asia-Pacific regions. Mr. Gabuev engaged the cohort in a frank and in-depth conversation graciously arranged and moderated by Carnegie-Tsinghua’s Government Relations and Partnership Coordinator, Thena Li.
Graduate students in the Tsinghua-SAIS Dual Degree Program met with Jake Sullivan, former U.S. National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, on December 6th.
In late November, the students in the Tsinghua-SAIS Dual Degree Program attended a lecture by Beth Keck, a former Walmart administrator. Ms. Keck, who has extensive experience in both the private and public sector, is a part-time practitioner-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, and specializes in business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The two day course was organized into various segments including lectures, case studies, and small group activities. The first day with Ms. Keck focused on the various perspectives that can be used to define CSR and the role of corporations in our society, while the second day looked at CSR’s increasing presence in Chinese corporations and businesses.
On November 15, 2017, the students of the Tsinghua-SAIS Dual Degree Program met with Douglas H. Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as part of the course Policy Research in a Simulated Think Tank. In a wide-ranging conversation, Mr. Paal discussed his career inside and outside of the US government, as well as his opinions on US-China relations and other issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region.
2017年11月15日，卡内基国际和平基金会副会长包道格（Douglas H. Paal）和清华-约翰·霍普金斯双硕士项目的学生进行了会谈。包道格先生向同学们讲述了他在美国政府内外任职的经历，并交流了他对中美关系及亚太地区发展的认识。
The Tsinghua-SAIS scholars visited the Chuying Agricultural Group (“Chuying Group”) in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on November 11, 2017. There students met with the group’s securities affairs representative, Ms. Gong Yanyan, with whom they held a broad ranging discussion that covered topics such as: the company’s position in the industry value chain, the characteristics of the company’s development model, and the company’s industrial layout, among others.
On November 11, Tsinghua-SAIS students visited a Sanquan (三全) production facility in Zhengzhou, Henan, as part of a broader effort to better understand China’s approach to economic growth. The cohort was warmly welcomed by Sanquan representatives, who provided a guided tour that explored the company’s history and business model.