PPE to host Penn Global Seminar in Spring 2025 on “Policy Task Force on U.S.-China Relations"

February 29, 2024

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program is excited to announce we will be hosting a Penn Global Seminar in Spring 2025!

The course, titled "Policy Task Force on U.S.-China Relations," will be taught by the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations Director Neysun Mahboubi, JD.

Mahboubi recently gave a lecture at The Centre for Comparative and Public Law at The University of Hong Kong Law School. The lecture was on the topic of US-China scholarly exchange, which can be watched here.

About the course:

More than forty years after the normalization of relations between the United States and China, the relationship faces new and fundamental challenges with global implications. Designed as a policy task force, taught in coordination with a similar course to be taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing, this course will introduce students to the most pressing issues in U.S.-China relations –– including security, trade, climate, tech competition, and human rights –– and invite them to deliberate on and formulate recommendations for U.S. policy towards China. Each student will be required to complete a policy paper on some aspect of U.S.-China relations. At the end of the course, students will travel to China to meet in-person with their Chinese counterparts at Tsinghua University, and to present their policy papers and recommendations to relevant interested Chinese audiences in Beijing and Shanghai. (Description from PGS)