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Career Conversation: Elizabeth Knup ’82, Ford Foundation Country Director for China

Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…

Monday, March 12th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.

Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

Tucker Van Aken ’12 Talks about his Fulbright Year in China!

Monday, April 24 at 4:30pm in the CTLR Lounge: Fulbright Experience in China with Tucker Van Aken ’12 Tucker Van Aken ’12 will discuss his experiences as a Fulbrighter in China. Dean Lisa Gates will be on hand to answer questions about the Fulbright or application process. This session is for students interested in learning […]

Schwarzman Scholars Info Session, Wed. April 26

Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30pm in Library 201: Join Christian Tanja from the Schwarzman Scholars Program to learn about this post-graduate fellowship to China. Open to international and US students! Language of instruction is English. The Schwarzman scholarship, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of […]

Info Sessions Coming Soon for Watson, Fulbright, British and Schwarzman Scholarships

The fellowships office will host information sessions in the spring semester for students interested in learning more and applying to the Watson, Fulbright, British, and Schwarzman Scholarships. Look here for dates and times shortly. A few notes: Students interested in applying for Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill or Mitchell Scholarship nomination MUST submit an internal application by […]

Naina Qayyam ’15 Middlebury’s First Schwarzman Scholar! #SchwarzmanScholars

Naina Qayyam ’15 was recently named one of 129 new Schwarzman Scholars! The second class of Schwarzman Scholars is composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars is quickly becoming the premier training ground for future […]

Upcoming Schwarzman Scholar Webinars

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program provides a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Eligible applicants for Schwarzman […]

Schwarzman Scholars Event in Washington, DC on June 20

Schwarzman Scholars is hosting an event for young professionals in Washington, DC on Monday, June 20. Robert Garris, Global Director of Admissions, will present on key details of Schwarzman Scholars, including the vision behind the program, the newly constructed, state-of-the-art facilities, the academic curriculum, and the admissions process. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is […]