Happy New Year!
This January 2012 issue outlines the impact of the Committee’s continued efforts in building the organization’s capabilities in three core areas - Education, Diplomacy, and Leadership Development.
- Education: The 2011 Journalist Delegation Program created a transformative experience for three highly influential American journalists: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist and Associate Editor of the Washington Post; Nicholas Goldberg, Editor of the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times; and Rekha Basu, Columnist for the Des Moines Register. All three journalists were first-time visitors to mainland China. A post-program evaluation component was incorporated into the 2011 delegation to measure the personal and professional impact on each delegate’s perceptions of China.
- Diplomacy: The Eisenhower Fellows meeting and Members Delegation to Taipei and Beijing further supported the Committee’s ongoing steps in building bridges between the United States and China through people-to-people diplomacy. Various Committee members also contributed to advancing bipartisan support of legislation on the 1882 Project and calling for a thorough investigation into the death of U.S. Army Pvt. Danny Chen.
- Leadership Development: C-100 continues to build a pipeline of tomorrow’s leaders through endeavors such as the Women’s Leadership Development Exchange program in New York, the Southern California Mentoring Program, and the Leadership Scholarship Program presentation in Beijing.
In honing our delivery platforms, the 2011 Greater China Conference in Hong Kong integrated IT-enabled features—including Twitter feeds, video clips, and a conference micro-site—into real-time conference proceedings. New conference products included C-100 Background Briefs and a post-conference Executive Summary.
We look forward to enhancing our close collaboration with all key stakeholders to take the Committee on to new heights in 2012. The Committee of 100 is grateful for your ongoing support.