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Culture Shock: MAINELAND screening and Talk Back 
Director Miao WANG and star Harry He on being a Chinese student in America

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. In one sleepy Maine town, worlds collide as students fresh from China learn to navigate the muddy waters of this microcosmic global village. I moderated a conversation between the director Miao Wang and the film’s protagonist, Harry Junru He.

Chinese Students in America – A Transformative Force on Campus: A Panel Discussion with Young China Watchers NY

December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

I discussed with Isaac Stone Fish (Moderator), Peggy Blumenthal, Isabelle (Muge) Niu, about what is driving the influx of Chinese students and what it means for American higher education, Chinese and American students alike, and the prospect for a smoother U.S.-China relationship.


For Siqi Tu, the Center Is Always Changing: A Class of 2021 Graduate on Relocating from China to New York To Germany, and Her Next Move

“Her research — which also examines the effects of the increasing geopolitical tension between China and the United States, and the surge of populist anti-immigrant and anti-globalization sentiments — is particularly timely”