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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.)


Arts
 /  New York
A mash-up of traditional Korean, American, and Eastern European klezmer traditions.
Arts
 /  New York
An extraordinary traditional performance that cleanses the dead spirit, preparing it for the journey towards the next life
Policy
 /  New York
Wendy Sherman explains why President Trump's assertion that he "trusts" Kim Jong Un is largely irrelevant to denuclearizing North Korea.
Policy
 /  New York
A lack of progress toward CVID — concrete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization — marks a strategic victory for North Korea.
Policy
 /  New York
What's next for U.S.-North Korea negotiations following the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore?
Policy
 /  New York
Derek Mitchell and Debra Eisenman discuss the country's ongoing challenges.
Current Affairs
 /  Hong Kong
Internet proponents discuss internet usage in India and how it has revolutionized the economy.
Current Affairs
 /  Hong Kong
Enna Park describes the diplomatic policies and resolutions of peace on the Korean peninsula.
Policy
 /  New York
Kevin Rudd describes how, in the three decades since Tiananmen Square, Beijing has "created its own history."
Policy
 /  New York
Two China experts discuss their personal reflections of the country as well as Rudd's new memoir "Not for the Faint Hearted."
Arts
 /  New York
Professor Leonard van der Kuijp introduces the afternoon session of "Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction With its Neighbors."
Arts
 /  New York
Professor Gray Tuttle of Columbia University delivers the summation at the Moving Borders symposium.