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NCLC 2016: From Student of Mandarin to a Lifetime of Ambassadorship

CHICAGO, April 30, 2016 — Soprano vocalist Juliet Petrus, writer and Schwarzman Scholar John Thornton Jr., Binghamton University student Alyssa Berkowitz, and Northwestern University student Agata Nartowksa discuss how studying Chinese has shaped their careers, enabled them to be ambassadors between people and cultures, and transformed their lives. Travis Tanner, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, moderates the discussion. (53 min., 19 sec.)


Policy
 /  New York
Wendy Cutler hosts a discussion with consuls general from Asian and Latin American countries about free trade in the Pacific Rim.
Business
 /  Switzerland
Melissa Guzy gives insights into the Fintech market in Asia.
Arts
 /  New York
A panel discussion on the role arts and culture play in the United Nations' goals for sustainable development.
Arts
 /  Australia
Craig Connelly, Misha Agzarian, Charles Rockefeller, Christine Davies, and Tara Kenny discuss how giving has evolved since the establishment of institutions like MoMa and Asia Society.
Policy
 /  New York
Information presented by Bruce Stokes of the Pew Global Research Center shows that global public opinion still prefers Washington to Beijing — but not by as much as before.
Current Affairs
 /  Switzerland
Experts discuss the critically important region in a conversation held in Zurich.
Policy
 /  New York
Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes for Pew, discusses how public opinion in Asia toward the United States has evolved.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
The real estate developer was honored for championing the environment, from the cities of China to the farthest reaches of the planet.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
They were honored for spreading unity through song in one of the world’s most divided cities.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
She was honored for defying steep odds, shattering records, and inspiring millions of girls.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
They were honored for overcoming obstacles to emerge as champions for girls all over the world.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Al Muderis was honored for his remarkable life story and groundbreaking osseointegration technique.