The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy recently shared the exciting news that the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation will be collaborating with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy on their Young Ambassadors Program. The Center focuses on developing and implementing sustainable solutions to the persistent divide between China and the US, particularly in the critical areas of understanding and trust. The Center engages in a number of strategies, such as collaborative research and communication between Chinese officials and professionals and the greater international community and works to build a sturdy platform for cooperation and trust. They focus on areas of common interest such as nuclear proliferation, cross-border security, and global climate change.
In furtherance of its mission, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center instituted the Young Ambassadors Program. This Program is future-focused, preparing the young generation to succeed in the global marketplace. In order to develop tomorrow’s leaders, The Young Ambassadors Program focuses on equipping them with the tools and understanding they need to interact with others in the global community. Participants learn about common international challenges, such as sustainable energy development, economic development, and cross-border security, and research ways to work collaboratively to design solutions. The Ambassadors Program participants have the opportunity to develop their leadership, analytical and technical skills as they work with their peers across the world.
In partnership with the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center is launching the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Young Ambassadors. Following in the footsteps of Mrs. Chao and influenced by her lifetime of dedication to strengthening ties between China and America, two Carnegie-Tsinghua Young Ambassadors will be engaged in a variety of projects, including working at the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Kindergarten in Anhui, which will carry forward the vision of its namesake.
Ruth Mulan Chu Chao moved to America with a growing family, bravely re-establishing her family’s roots, while maintaining her connection to her homeland. She impressed upon her children the important role that education plays in opening the doors to success and initiated a number of projects that would make education accessible for young people on both sides of the globe. Mrs. Chao also worked tirelessly to improve relations between Chinese and Americans, believing in the strength of cooperation and understanding. The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation was established in her honor to carry her passion and work into the future and now the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Young Ambassador’s project will be an additional platform for advancing Mrs. Chao’s life work.
The Young Ambassadors Program also operates an international internship program which provides internship opportunities each year, inviting young people to delve into real-time foreign policymaking. Interns are assigned to one of the international offices of Carnegie-Tsinghua, where they work with foreign policymakers and obtain first-hand experience with the dynamics involved in this arena. The US-China Trust Initiative, another project run by the Young Ambassadors Program, brings together leaders from the US and China to work on building trust and new paradigms for sustainable strategies that will open the door to increased collaboration between the two countries. And, to make sure that Young Ambassadors Program initiatives are sustained into the future, there is also an extensive Alumni Network, for international program participants from the business, government and academic sectors.