Future of U.S.-China dialogue: communication and collaboration

On April 23rd, 2021, 24 undergraduates from School of Management at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and Georgetown University (Washington, D.C., USA) had a U.S.-China online dialogue. Led by Prof. HUANG Can from School of Management at Zhejiang University (ZJU-SOM) and Prof. Thomas Banchoff form Georgetown University (GU), students engaged each other in deep discussions about their perspectives, their views on better mutual communication and global sustainable development, and their thoughts with regard to cultural exchange, poverty waving, business and technology cooperation, etc.

Zhejiang University hosted Global University Presidents’ Forum on the Role of Universities in the 2030 Agenda, and reaffirmed commitment to the 2030 Agenda. Meanwhile, as the member of UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), ZJU-SOM commits to promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to integrating SDGs into academic research and education, invited by GU’s initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues, ZJU-SOM organized 10 students to participated into this communication.

Prof. HUANG concluded that this is a very thought-provoking dialogue, and he hopes our ZJU-SOM students can be inspired by this conversation. The value of ZJU-SOM is “To advance management theories and methods with insights from the Chinese context that contribute to social welfare and cultivate professionals and leaders with global perspective, innovative capability, entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility”, so Prof. HUANG also encourages students to stay humble and curious, and to promote global communication and collaboration.