CWU

Institute at China Women’s University (July 2015)

Time and Place

China Women's University, Beijing

Event Details

The third annual Women in Public Service Institute at China Women’s University (CWU) in Beijing took place from July 19 to July 25, 2015. For the first time, China Women’s University invited 40 students from other Chinese women’s universities, such as Hunan Women’s University, Shandong Women’s University, Nanjing Normal University, Jinling Women’s College, Women’s College of Tongji University, Shanghai  Normal University Women’s College, and Guangdong Women’s Polytechnic College, to attend the leadership conference alongside 20 students from CWU. 

CWU Vice President Liu Meng stated in the opening ceremony that the Women in Public Service Institute provides young women with new opportunities for guidance and support and innovative ways of thinking about public service. In her speech, Mu Hong, Director of ACWF’s International Liaison Department, called WPSP and its Institutes a valuable example of US-Sino cultural exchanges. Former Director of WPSP at the Wilson Center Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis also spoke at the event.

The week-long event included workshops on teamwork, leadership, gender studies, and career planning. Speakers, delegates, and staff took part in the daily workshops to mentor the 60 students.

The WPSP Institute at CWU is funded by a three-year grant from the Ford Foundation and the curriculum was designed originally by the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center.

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