Event description

“Building Tomorrow’s U.S. – China Relations Amid Today’s Global Uncertainties: Voices From a New Generation”

The U.S.-China Young Scholars Forum, organized by The Carter Center and the Global Times, and co-sponsored by School of Management at Xi’an Jiaotong University and Clemson University Center for China Studies, provides a platform for young scholars of Sino-U.S. relations to gather, interact, and present research.


Keynote Speakers:

President Jimmy CARTER

President Carter is the 39th president of the United States of America. He began a long career in politics when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962. In 1971, he became the 76th governor of Georgia. On Dec. 12, 1974, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He won his party’s nomination on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic National Convention and was elected president on Nov. 2, 1976. Jimmy Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981.  Significant foreign policy accomplishments of his administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. In 1982, he became a Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and founded The Carter Center. He attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946.

WANG Shuguo

Dr. Wang is the president of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Dr. Wang joined the CPC in 1976 and served as a member of the National People’s Congress since 2003. He previously served as the president of the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and was a professor of mechanical design. He is also an expert in the field of intelligent robotics, and he has won seven consecutive Advanced Prizes in Science and Technology from the provincial government of Heilongjiang for his work. He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in engineering from HIT.

HU Xijin

Mr. Hu is the editor of the Chinese and English language editions of the Global Times newspaper, a position he has held since 2005. He previously served as a journalist for the People’s Daily, for which he notably worked as a foreign correspondent, covering both the Bosnian war and Iraq war. He graduated with his M.A. in Russian literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University.


Ambassador Peters is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of The Carter Center. She has previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh and the fourth provost of the United States Naval War College. Ambassador Peters spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department. She received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 2003 for her work in Bangladesh, leading the mission’s efforts in support of key U.S. foreign policy goals. Ambassador Peters is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Women in International Security and is fluent in six foreign languages. She received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and her Masters of International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.