News & Events

American Studies Faculty Development Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University: July 16-27, 2012

April 1, 2012

The School of English and International Studies (SEIS) at Beijing Foreign Studies University is proud to announce the launch of the American Studies Faculty Development Program, which will be held from July 16-27, 2012. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S.-China Education Trust, this two-week intensive program aims to train qualified college faculty who will offer American studies courses in their home institutions.

USCET President Julia Chang Bloch Honored with Excellence in Achievement Award from the Cal Alumni Association

March 24, 2012

All of us at USCET congratulate Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch on her Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California, Berkeley's Cal Alumni Association.  Ambassador Bloch accepted her award on March 24 at the annual Charter Gala event in San Francisco.  The Charter Gala is the Cal Alumni Association's signature event commemorating the founding of the University of California in 1868.

USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson Appointed to Newly Created HSAAC

March 20, 2012

USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson, who is the CEO and Executive Director of NAFSA, was recently appointed to the newly created Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC).  HSAAC is comprised of university presidents and academic leaders and is charged with advising Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to U.S. higher education.  The group will have its inaugural meeting on March 20 in Washington, DC.

USCET Expands Its Team

February 6, 2012

USCET is pleased to announce the addition of new 3 staff members. Henry Levine, who has thirty years of experience in the US-China relations field, joined USCET as Executive Director in December 2011. He has been indispensible in our daily operations and has already helped expand USCET's 2012 programs. Jessica Chow took on the newly developed role of Program Assistant in January 2012 and, most recently, Jodie Klein joined USCET as the Program Manager in February 2012.

USCET to Launch First American Cultural Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU, Under New US Embassy Grant on December 9

November 30, 2011

USCET is pleased to announce a grant from the US Embassy in Beijing to collaborate with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in establishing an American Reading Room and Information Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU. Info USA will be situated in the American Studies Center (ASC) of BFSU's School of English and International Studies (SEIS), and is the first of 10 centers across China.

Changing Chinese Views of American Society at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

October 25, 2011

USCET partnered with the Wilson Center's US Studies Program and Kissinger Institute on China and the US, in cooperation with the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), to put together a symposium on Changing Chinese Views of American Society.  The event was hosted by the Wilson Center and was standing room only with nearly 100 people in attendance.

University of Southern California's Geoff Cowan to give 2011 FY Chang Lecture at Peking University on December 4

October 15, 2011

USCET is pleased to announce that the 2011 FY Chang Lecture will be given by Geoffrey Cowan, University Professor and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, University of Southern California.  Professor Cowan will give a lecture titled "National Security vs. Free Speech: An American Case Study." 

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 102 of the Leo Koguan building at Peking University Law School at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 4.

China Daily Profiles USCET President Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch

September 23, 2011

China Daily reporter Tan Yingzi interviewed Ambassador Bloch at the conclusion of USCET's Study of the US Institute on US Foreign Policy for East Asian Leaders and wrote up a profile called "In Education We Trust," appearing in the "People" section of both the China Daily USA and the China Daily Weekend Edition in China.

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