Ellings-Korduba Summer Seminar

China poses an unprecedented challenge for the United States and the rules-based liberal international order. The challenge spans multiple dimensions from human rights, military, economics, and technology to global governance. To better understand China and formulate effective policy, the United States needs a new generation of experts and policymakers who possess a deep understanding of China’s challenge to the United States and how the United States can address this.

To train the next generation of policy leaders, the National Bureau of Asian Research launched the Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship Program and organized the Ellings-Korduba Summer Seminar 2021: The China Challenge. A group of 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional participants examined and assessed prospects for the peaceful integration of China into an international system in a manner acceptable to the United States and other democracies. Learn more about the Ellings-Korduba Summer Seminar 2021.

Ellings-Korduba Summer Seminar 2022

June–August 2022

Summer Seminar applications will open in April of 2022.

To apply to participate in the Ellings-Korduba Summer Seminar, candidates must identify one of the two tracks listed below and submit their cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

1) Student track (Tuition $1,000)

The student track is designed for current undergraduates and graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in U.S. policy toward Asia.

2) Professional track (Tuition: $2,500)

The professional track is for early, mid-career, or retired professionals who wish to learn more about U.S. policy toward Asia.