China Programs
China Programs

The China Programs support the training of Chinese government officials both at Harvard Kennedy School and in China through a host of pertinent programs: the China Case Program, the China Leaders in Development program, the China Crisis Management program, the New World Fellows, the Taiwan Leadership Program, and the Shanghai Executive Public Management Training program.

These programs are designed to enhance such officials' capacity to manage policy in rapidly changing domestic and international public environments, and further teaching and analysis of public administration and public policy issues in China. The programs promote superior research and policy dialogue on current developments in China and issues central to U.S.–China relations.

Hui Fund for Generating Powerful Ideas
By funding a combination of degree students, academic research, results-driven conferences, and targeted senior practitioners, the Hui Fund will build a powerful body of strategic thinkers working on issues of direct relevance to the US and Chinese policy-making communities. The Fund will prioritize collaborative research initiatives that expressly collaborate with institutions and individuals from China in an effort to deepen the intellectual foundation of exchange between Harvard and the region. With the support of the Hui Fund, the Ash Center is announcing a Request for Proposals. More»

China and Globalization
he Ash Center has secured a major gift of $10 million to fund a five-year program on China and Globalization in order to build multiple relationships with key thinkers and institutions in China and enhance mutual understand of critical policy challenges. Currently, confusion and mistrust persist in both countries about the true intent of the other, with fears in the U.S. of the challenge of a “rising China” and in Beijing that U.S. policy is intended to restrain China’s growth. China’s continued development will require accommodation from the U.S. and Western countries to its legitimate strategic interests, and from China it will require greater transparency about its perceptions of global governance. More»

China Case Program
The China Case Study Program addresses pertinent policy areas in China and Taiwan. Taught both at Harvard Kennedy School and at the Center’s partner academic institutions in China, cases are designed to educate scholars, policymakers, and the next generation of public sector leaders on best practices in emergency management, environmental regulation, health care system reform, and infrastructure development. More»

China Crisis Management
The China Crisis Management executive education program is primarily for senior Chinese officials in state, provincial, and city government who specialize in emergency management. Taught in Beijing, the program is a collaboration of HKS, the Chinese Academy of Governance, and Tsinghua University's School of Public Affairs. More»

China Leaders in Development Program
The China Leaders in Development Program is an eight-week international executive education program that prepares 50 senior local and central Chinese government officials to meet the evolving challenges of China's national reforms and governance in the 21st century. This annual program, led by Ash Center Director Anthony Saich, is a collaboration of the Ash Center, China's Development Research Center of the State Council, and the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. More»

New World Fellows
The New World Fellows Program, established in 1998 with a generous gift from the New World Development Company, is now recognized by the Chinese government as one of the best overseas training programs for public officials. Each year, 20 outstanding Chinese government leaders come to Harvard Kennedy School to join a short-term executive education program or pursue a four-month research project. More»

Shanghai Executive Public Management Training Program
The Shanghai Program provides senior leaders in Shanghai Municipal People's Government with perspectives on strategy, leadership, management of service delivery, urban planning and development, crisis management, and social policy, from the United States and other countries. More»

Taiwan Leadership Program
The Taiwan Leadership Program offers a unique opportunity for collaboration between HKS and Taiwan’s current and emerging leaders. Taiwan Fellows—a group of top Taiwanese government officials and preeminent scholars—participate in executive education programs at HKS and conduct applied research on economic and social developments in Taiwan. More»

China Public Policy Program