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April 28 | 29

7th Annual Uchicago China Forum




April 28 | 29

7th Annual Uchicago China Forum




Opportunities &


The theme of this year's UChicago Graduate China Forum, “Silver Lining: Seeking Collaborative Innovation Amid a New Paradigm,” emphasizes the exploration of collaborative strategies to address mutual challenges in the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies. The forum will delve into the impacts of pressing issues on consumer markets, legal trends in capital markets, technological advances, healthcare innovations, and energy sector developments. These include concerns about AI and automation, environmental sustainability, and inflationary pressures. Through this lens, the event seeks to foster discussions on how these significant challenges can be transformed into opportunities for joint innovation and strategic cooperation. This gathering will serve as an intellectual nexus for eminent academics, policymakers, and industry leaders to engage in rigorous analysis and cultivate partnerships that aim to steer both nations towards sustainable and resilient economic futures.

Keynote Speaker

JIA Qingguo

Current Member of the Standing Committee of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Professor and former Dean of the School of International
Studies of Peking University. Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding and Director of Global Governance at Peking University



北京大学全球治理中心主任, 北京大学国际关系学院原院长, 全国政协常务委员






Expert Speakers



The Conference


Founded in 2015, the University of Chicago Graduate China Forum is one of the most important student-run forums in the Midwest of the United States.

The Forum aims to promote international collaboration in business and academia by inviting distinguished leaders in academia, business, and political arenas worldwide to discuss contemporary U.S. - China issues under a global context and share their rich experiences and unique insights with the audience.

The Forum has been a resounding success for seven consecutive years. Distinguished speakers in the past include Mr. Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Mr. Min Zhu, former Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China and Deputy Managing Director at the IMF, Mr. Xiqing Gao, former Vice Chairman of both China Securities Regulatory Commission and China National Council for Social Security Fund, Mr. Bin Qi, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corporation, and Mr. Jack Wadsworth, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.