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BOARD OF DIRECTORSNovember 2006 - November ong>2007ong>CHAIRCarla A. HillsVICE CHAIRMENMaurice R. GreenbergLee H. HamiltonJ. Stapleton RoyJames R. SasserTREASURERHerbert J. HansellSECRETARYTerrill E. LautzKeith AbellMadeleine K. AlbrightDennis C. BlairRay BracyMary Brown BullockLincoln ChenEdward T. CloonanJerome A. CohenLorne W. CranerMichael L. DuckerWilliam FergusonBarbara H. FranklinCharles W. Freeman, IIIPeter F. GeithnerDavid R. GergenLouis V. Gerstner, Jr.Thomas B. GoldThomas M. GorrieHarry HardingJamie P. HorsleyDavid A. Jones, Jr.Virginia KamskyMuhtar KentHenry A. KissingerGeraldine S. KunstadterDavid M. LamptonJames A. LeachRobert A. LevinsonCheng LiKenneth LieberthalSean MaloneyDavid R. MalpassD. Bruce McMahanRobert S. McNamaraDouglas H. PaalJohn G. ParkerJoseph W. PrueherJames R. SchlesingerJohn L. ThorntonI. Peter Wolff71 West 23rd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10010-4102 (212) 645-9677 www.ncuscr.org


DEFINITIONHarassment on the basis of sex is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and otherverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of any individual'semployment/education.2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment/educationdecisions affecting the individual.3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work/education orcreating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working/educational environment. Incidents of sexualharassment may include verbal harassment such as derogatory comments, jokes, or slurs, or remarks orquestions of a sexual nature; physical harassment such as unnecessary or offensive touching; and visualharassment such as derogatory or offensive posters, cards, cartoons, graffiti, drawings, looks, or gestures.Harassment does not only depend upon the perpetrator's intention, but also upon how the person who is thetarget perceives the behavior or is affected by it. Individuals who experience sexual harassment from coworkers or others should make it clear that such behavior is offensive to them.4. Additionally R.S. 17:81Q prohibits electronic communication by school employees with students exceptunder limited circumstances as defined by board policies. Such prohibited communications constituteharassment or intimidation and may subject the employee to discipline, dismissal or criminal prosecution asdetermined by applicable policies and statutes.REPORTING PROCEDURESIn the event that an individual believes such instances require a remedy or that there is a basis for a complaint, theindividual shall first discuss the issue with the individual's principal or immediate supervisor. Should no resolutionoccur to the satisfaction of the individual after five (5) days, a formal complaint may be filed. If the victim of thealleged sexual harassment is a minor student and if the alleged harassment falls within the definition of "abuse" asdefined by the Board's policy on child abuse (Policy JGCE), then all school employees with knowledge aremandatory reporters and the allegations must be reported to child protection or law enforcement as provided by statelaw and the Board policy on child abuse. Such reporting must be made in addition to any procedures under thissexual harassment policy. If the victim of the sexual harassment is a student and the accused perpetrator is anotherstudent or is an individual not employed by the School Board, the victim shall report the incident(s) to the schoolguidance counselor, assistant principal, or principal as soon as practicable. If, after investigation, the allegations aredetermined to be well founded, the offending student shall be subject to suspension or expulsion under the Board'snormal student disciplinary policies. Additionally, Board employees who become aware of such allegations shouldreport them to child protection or to law enforcement agencies in accordance with the Board's mandatory reportingpolicies and state law if the offending conduct rises to the level of child abuse or neglect as therein defined. Failureof the victim to promptly report acts of sexual harassment shall not standing alone constitute a defense to disciplineor dismissal and shall only be one factor in evaluating the validity of the allegations under this policy.STEP 1 EMPLOYEEIf any employee has concerns or a complaint about the nature of any conduct or physical contact by anotheremployee of the school district, the individual should file a formal written complaint with the Personnel Departmentor with the Superintendent. The receiving office will be charged with investigating the complaint and attempt toremedy it to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved within five (5) working days of the date of receipt of thecomplaint. The investigating office shall indicate its disposition of the complaint in writing and shall furnish copiesto all concerned parties.STEP 1 STUDENTIf a student has concerns or a complaint about the nature of any conduct or physical contact by an employee of theRapides Parish School Board, the student should contact either the school administrator or the school counselor. Theschool administrator will report the alleged incident to the Superintendent or his/her designee. The schooladministrator and the Superintendent or his/her designee will be charged with investigating the complaint andattempt to remedy it informally to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved within five (5) working days of thedate of receipt of the complaint. The investigating office shall indicate its disposition of the complaint in writing andshall furnish copies to all concerned parties. If the complaint constitutes a moral offense against a student as definedby Board policy, the procedures of that policy shall be invoked in lieu of any procedures under this sexualharassment policy.83


with a well-received four-day briefing formid-career officers of the U.S. Navy, tohelp balance their existing knowledge ofmilitary and security matters with otheraspects of China, such as economics,domestic politics, environmental challengesand culture. The program providesa broader overall context in which to makeinformed decisions. Planning is underwayfor the successful program to be expandedto other branches of the armed services andto include visits to China.The Policy Leaders OrientationProgram renewed an earlier program thatprovided U.S.-based Chinese diplomatswith an overview of American history,culture and society. This iteration of theprogram included a pair of intensive twoweekstudy tours. The first, conducted inFebruary, was comprised of diplomatsposted in the United States. The second,conducted in October, was for a delegationof mid-career officials from various Chineseministries and government agencies whotraveled to the United States for theprogram. Members of both groups, whoseinteractions with Americans are generallylimited to their professional spheres,responded enthusiastically to the briefings,site visits, home stays and informal discussionsoffered in Williamsburg, Washington,D.C., Gettysburg, Philadelphia and NewYork. Two study tours scheduled for 2008will continue this outstanding opportunityfor young Chinese officials to gain apersonal perspective of the United Statesthat will inform their work and create anongoing association with the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong>.Informing Policy Makers - ong>2007ong> ProgramsPolicy Leaders Orientation ProgramWilliamsburg, Washington, D.C.,Gettysburg, Philadelphia, New YorkJanuary 28-February 10;September 29-October 12Funder: Starr FoundationPartners: Chinese People’s Institute ofForeign Affairs, Embassy of the People’sRepublic of China in the United States,Permanent Mission of the People’sRepublic of China to the UN, ConsulatesGeneral of the People’s Republic of Chinain the United StatesBriefing for Members of Congress withHenry Kissinger and Madeleine AlbrightWashington, D.C.February 28Funder: Starr FoundationPartner: U.S.-China Working GroupCongressional Staff Members Delegation to ChinaJune 29-July 8Funder: Unrestricted fundsPartners: U.S.-China Working Group,ong>Nationalong> People’s Congress, Embassy ofthe People’s Republic of China in theUnited StatesCongressional Members Delegation to ChinaAugust 24-September 1Funder: Unrestricted fundsPartners: U.S.-China Working Group,ong>Nationalong> People’s Congress; Embassy ofthe People’s Republic of China in theUnited StatesChina Briefing for Senior U.S. Naval OfficersWarrington, VASeptember 25-28Funder: Starr FoundationPartner: United States Navyong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 5


EducationApotent means of fostering lastingunderstanding between culturesand countries as diverse as theUnited States and China is through theeducation of youth. As multi-layered bilateralrelations continue to develop andChina’s global influence increases, interestin China is on the rise around the world.In the United States, this has resulted inmore courses on China being offered, and amarked increase in demand for Chineselanguage instruction in K-12 schools. Theong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> has been at the forefrontof this trend by administering theU.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program,the only national program in the UnitedStates that sends professional Americanand Chinese teachers to spend an academicyear teaching in the other country.This year, the program placedtwenty-four Chinese teachers in a range ofschools throughout the United States,while eight American teachers worked atschools in five Chinese cities. The impactof these exchanges is profound. The teachersbring the wealth of their experience,cultural background and creativity to theclassrooms, where they collectively havedirect contact with an average of more than3,000 American and 5,000 Chinese studentseach year. They exchange ideas withcolleagues, serve as a resource for peopleParticipants in the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Programpreparing a presentation at the annual conference in New Yorkin the community and, in the case of theChinese teachers, socialize with host familiesand their friends.After participants return home, theycontinue to act as cultural and educationalbridges in their own communities.Returned teachers develop and share innovativeconcepts in volunteerism, specialeducation, teacher and student assessmentand course evaluation, educational administrationand diversity and tolerance. Theyhave gone on to become administratorsand principals, to promote communityservice and to support education for underprivilegedchildren. Above all, theycontinue to teach, and in doing so theytouch the lives of tens of thousands ofstudents, and have an impact on the waythe next generation thinks about its owncountry and the world.For more than twenty-five years, theong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> has carried outexchange programs for U.S. and Chineseeducators on behalf of the U.S. Departmentof Education and China’s Ministry ofEducation, under a Memorandum ofUnderstanding signed by the two countries.Each year, the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>brings two groups of Chinese educators tothe United States for two-week study toursthat provide an abundance of insights,information and innovative ideas. Highlightsof the ong>2007ong> visits, which focused onsecondary school reform, included sessionson the role of various levels of governmentin the U.S. education system, public educationfinancing, special education, teacherrecruitment, training and evaluation, andthe roles of school boards, volunteers andteachers unions.The groups visited a range ofschools, both public and private, and thoseserving a variety of student backgrounds inWashington, D.C., and cities in California,Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.Several visits were built on relationshipswith participants in past Fulbright-HaysSeminars Abroad to China, who hadgained an understanding of China’s educationsystem through that program andwere eager to reciprocate.6 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


Of particular interest were visits tothe Academy of Science in Loudon County,Virginia, which offers an independentmath and science program for studentsfrom multiple schools. In Fishers, Indiana,a memorably warm welcome and comprehensiveoverview of the school system wasaugmented by briefings at the IndianaState Department of Education the followingday. A visit with student leaders atBishop O’Dowd High School, a parochialschool in San Francisco, provided fascinatinginsights into the role of studentgovernment and the link between studentrepresentatives and the administration. Atthe renowned Oregon Museum of Scienceand Industry in Portland, educatorsobserved the palpable inspiration ofchildren and parents experiencing theinteractive exhibits, and saw the ways thata museum can complement the work ofteachers and schools.The ong>2007ong> Fulbright-Hays SeminarsAbroad Program provided two groups ofAmerican educators with month-longstudy tours in mainland China and HongKong. The Chinese History and CultureSeminar offered an intensive series of briefingsand related site visits in Beijing, Xi’an,Shanghai and Guiyang. The itineraryhighlighted some of the fascinatingcontrasts of China: the cities of the developedcoastal region and the beauty of therural interior, the diverse ethnicities of theChinese population and the juxtapositionof thousands of years of history with arapidly modernizing economy.At the request of the Department ofEducation, the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>conducted a second seminar this year,focused on native and foreign languageinstruction in China. Within the limitationsof a relatively brief visit, the itinerarywas designed to show some of the diversityof China, and the challenges that itpresents to its educators. The trip began inShanghai, and continued to Changzhou,Nanjing, Beijing, and Yanji, a city in theYanbian Autonomous Region of LiaoningProvince near the North Korean border.The educators shared best practices withMembers of the Fulbright-Hays SeminarsAbroad Program visiting Juqianjie PrimarySchool in Changzhou, Jiangsu Provincetheir Chinese counterparts while observingprograms teaching Chinese to native andnon-native speakers, and programs teachingEnglish and other foreign languages.The busy schedule included a primary andsecondary school with programs in bothKorean and Chinese language; therenowned Nanjing Foreign LanguageSchool, known for its stellar instruction inEnglish, French, German and Japanese;and private language schools in Beijing.Participant Nancy Svendsen, a highschool teacher from Falls Church, Virginia,fell ill during the trip and was diagnosedwith leukemia. She was airlifted home andwas able to be with her family until herpassing two months later. The ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong> extends its sympathy toNancy’s family, and its deep gratitude tothe hosts in Yanji, who made every effortto provide for all of Nancy’s needs.The visiting teachers were particularlymoved by the Dandelion School, avibrant junior high boarding school forong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 7


TeU.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program alumnus Bai Fanwith students outside Yan’an, Shaanxi Province, at one ofseveral schools for which he has organized supportStudents Come FirstBai Fan was an accomplishedsecondary school English language teacherwith two decades of experience when hewas selected to participate in the U.S.-ChinaTeachers Exchange Program. He spent the1998-1999 academic year teaching at LoganHigh School in La Crosse, Wisconsin,gaining firsthand understanding of Americanlife. He describes having “a wonderfulyear both teaching and learning in thiscaring community—a year that increasedmy flexibility, strength and confidence, andhas also improved my language and schoolmanagementskills.” On departing, he wasdetermined to apply what he had experiencedto expand the horizons of his studentsin China.After returning to his home school inthe north central Chinese city of Luoyang,he was promoted to assistant principal, andwent on to establish the Luoyang No. 2Foreign Language School, where he is nowprincipal. Inspired by the teamwork,accountability and professionalism that heencountered in the American educationalsystem, Bai has integrated new ideas into hisschool, and shared them with other schoolsin the region. He strives to maintain acollaborative team approach to schoolmanagement that has won the enthusiasm ofhis staff and students.Bai was impressed with the considerableamount of volunteer activity he sawamong people in the La Crosse community,and has brought those values to his ownwork. Since English is a subject on thehighly competitive college entrance exams inChina, he realized that access to effectivelanguage instruction by students in impoverisheddistricts could have a distinct influenceon their future. With colleague ZhaiGuanjun, also a TEP alumnus and chair ofthe World Language Department at theirschool, Bai started a program to enhanceEnglish instruction capacity in centrallydesignated “poor areas” near Luoyang.They and their colleagues give lectures forteachers in the schools and support professionaldevelopment workshops that includevisits by foreign educators (including AmericanTEP participants). They convene regularmeetings of school principals to share effectiveteaching and management practices, andstarted an ongoing donation drive that hasgarnered nearly $800,000 worth of books,computers, desks, chairs and teaching aidsfor regional schools.Bai Fan credits the Teachers ExchangeProgram with having an extraordinary influenceon his work and the innovations that hehas shared with the schools of his city andregion. While working within the world’slargest educational system, he knows that asingle individual can make a difference. “Ihave my own philosophy of education,” henotes, summarizing it with an expression helearned during his year in America:“Students come first.”ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 9


Governance & Civil SocietyThe rapid growth of China’s economyin the reform era has producedfinancial benefits for many in theChinese work force. But the growthprocess has also caused striking changes ina labor environment that only a fewdecades ago consisted almost entirely ofstate-owned enterprises, bringing to lightnew issues of workers’ rights, privatesector employer-employee relations andeconomic migration.The five-year U.S.-China Labor LawCooperation Project, completed in ong>2007ong>,was designed to address these emergingissues, and will have an impact on the livesof millions of Chinese workers by bothpromoting the development of labor laws,and improving their nationwide enforcement.Initiated by a Memorandum ofUnderstanding between the U.S. Departmentof Labor and China’s Ministry ofLabor and Social Security (MOLSS, nowthe Ministry of Human Resources andSocial Security), the project was implementedby a consortium that included theong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>, The Asia Foundationand Worldwide Strategies. The ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong>’s role focused on the draftingof labor legislation to protect the rights ofworkers, and developing curriculum forlabor inspector training and strategies forlabor law enforcement.The labor legislation portion of theprogram successfully culminated with therecent passage of the Labor Contract Lawin China, which established certain rightsfor workers in line with internationallyrecognized standards.In ong>2007ong>, a curriculum for traininglabor inspectors was developed, and aseries of training-of-trainers workshopswas conducted using the new materials.The curriculum was created through acollaboration between American specialistsand Chinese labor experts that included anintensive drafting session in Beijing inMay. It resulted in the production of aground-breaking manual that integratesinnovative training techniques into acurriculum adapted to labor inspectorsworking in China.The manual and specially producedrole-playing videos formed the basis fortwo pilot training-of-trainers workshops,held in July and August in Beijing for fiftyninelabor inspectors from twenty-twoThe Municipal Leaders Delegation to China views a scale model of Shanghai’s Xintiandi withdeveloper Vincent Lo10 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


provinces and municipalities. The sessionswere hailed as a milestone in labor inspectiontraining in China, and led toendorsement of the training program byMOLSS, which is scheduled to establish anew Department of Labor Inspection in2008. The Ministry estimates that about20,000 labor inspectors will be trained bythe pilot workshop participants in 2008and 2009. The U.S.-China Labor LawCooperation Project will enhance the livesof countless workers and improve thegeneral business environment in China asits role in the global marketplace continuesto grow. (A comprehensive report on theU.S.-China Labor Law Cooperation Projectis available at www.ncuscr.org/programs/us-china-labor-law-cooperation-project.)China’s economic growth hasbrought rapid development to many citiesand municipalities, raising complex issuesof service delivery, city planning, managementand environmentally sensitivedevelopment for Chinese municipalleaders. In ong>2007ong>, two ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>delegations continued a multi-year initiativeto promote the exchange of ideas andbest practices between Chinese andAmerican municipal leaders.The Municipal Leaders Delegationto China provided the senior leadership ofthe ong>Nationalong> League of Cities and theLeague of California Cities with a ten-dayprogram in China in June that included“green” development at the QingdaoOlympic sailing site, briefings on grassrootsservice delivery at a Shanghaineighborhood community center, andnational and local environmental protectioninitiatives in Beijing. The group’sprimary focus was on the difficult balancebetween economic expansion and sustainabledevelopment in China. Manydelegation members were also deeplyimpressed by the sense of community theysaw among people in public spaces ofChinese cities, and expressed determinationto cultivate such attitudes in their owncommunities.Despite differences in political traditionsand practices, municipal governmentParticipants of the municipal e-governance exchange meetwith Taichung City mayor Jason Huofficials in the United States, mainlandChina and Taiwan share a common interestin delivering services to citizens, promotingeconomic development and efficientlymanaging government resources. Manymunicipalities have taken advantage of theInternet by introducing innovative websites that streamline service delivery andopen new channels for civic engagement.To promote the sharing of best practices inthis field, the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> is implementingan ambitious three-way exchangefor specialists and representatives ofmunicipal governments in mainlandChina, Taiwan and the United States.The first segment of the exchangetook e-governance specialists from Seattle,Tampa and Washington, D.C. (the onlythree cities to have twice won the prestigious“Best of Web” award), along withkey specialists in the field, to meet withtheir counterparts in mainland China andTaiwan in June and early July. Site visits,meetings and briefings in Beijing,Hangzhou and Taichung—all cities undertakingpreeminent projects ine-governance— and meetings with officialsfrom six other major cities, resulted in aproductive exchange of cutting-edge ideas.ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 11


Participants in the ground-breaking interactive trainingsessions that were attended by labor inspection trainersfrom across ChinaThe meetings inspired a three-wayexchange, where participants from theUnited States, mainland China and Taiwanall gave presentations and shared innovations.Of particular interest to Americanspecialists were advances in Taiwan (whichhas some of the top rated e-governanceprograms in the world) and in Beijing’sDongcheng district, which employs acreative system of grids, mobile datamanagement and on-site inspectors toprovide services for the district’s onemillion residents.The second portion of the exchange,during which specialists from mainlandChina and Taiwan will visit Americancities, will be conducted in early 2008. Afinal report that will serve as a resource onbest practices in e-government will bepublished as part of the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>’sChina Policy Series.Governance & Civil Society - ong>2007ong> programsConference on Labor InspectionBeijingMay 16-18Funder: U.S. Department of LaborPartner: Chinese Ministry of Labor andSocial SecurityLabor Curriculum Expert Group MeetingBeijingMay 21-23Funder: U.S. Department of LaborPartner: Chinese Ministry of Labor andSocial SecurityMunicipal Leaders DelegationBeijing, Qingdao, ShanghaiJune 15-25Funder: Private sources, Starr FoundationPartners: ong>Nationalong> League of Cities,League of California Cities, ChinesePeople’s Institute of Foreign AffairsMunicipal E-Governance to MainlandChina and TaiwanBeijing, Hangzhou, TaichungJune 29-July 11Funder: U.S. Department of State, Bureauof Education and Cultural AffairsLabor Inspection Training of TrainerSessionsBeijingJuly 30-August 10Funder: U.S. Department of LaborPartner: Chinese Ministry of Labor andSocial Security12 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


Young Leaders Forum fellows Erik Paulsen, majority leader of theMinnesota House of Representatives (center), Angela Chao, seniorvice president of Foremost Maritime Corporation (left) and HuKanping, founder and editor of the Green China Times (right) at aHeifer International program site outside of Chengdu, SichuanBringing Mandarin to MinnesotaErik Paulsen was serving as theRepublican Majority Leader of theMinnesota House of Representatives whenhe was named a fellow in the 2005 YoungLeaders Forum. Although well-traveledand informed on matters of U.S. foreignrelations, he saw the forum as an opportunityto learn in-depth about issues ofAmerican relations with China, meet abroad network of Chinese and Americanleaders, and visit China to learn moreabout trade, development and politicalissues.At the 2005 forum in Sichuanprovince, Paulsen joined a dynamic groupof Chinese and Americans that includedgovernment leaders, writers, artists, entrepreneurs,journalists, lawyers, educatorsand corporate leaders. Discussions andpresentations focused on innovative ideasand cutting-edge developments in thefields of science, the arts, business andfinance, education and civil society. TheYoung Leaders Forum gave Paulsen therare opportunity to forge personal connectionswith key members of Chinese societywhile experiencing some of China’s manycontrasts, from its remarkable economicdevelopment to the poverty of remoteareas, from the natural beauty of its landscapeto its distinct regions and ethnicities.Paulsen found that the programhelped him put the roles of America, Chinaand Minnesota into a global perspective.After returning from China, he worked oninitiatives in the state legislature to encourageconstructive relations betweenMinnesota and China as partners ineconomic progress. He authored laws toinitiate a Chinese language curriculum inMinnesota schools and drafted legislationto provide support for students to studyabroad. He has strengthened relationswith the Minnesota Chinese-Americancommunity and he and his family hostedtwo Chinese students from Beijing over thesummer. Paulsen has also announced hiscandidacy for Congress in the 2008 election.“State leaders have played anintegral role in deepening connectionsbetween Minnesota and China, as well aspromoting a greater understanding ofglobal relations,” he notes. “There is anestablished connection between China andMinnesota. It is not based on fear but onprogress. Creating a bold vision forMinnesota and its relationship with Chinameans success for Minnesota and our citizensin the twenty-first century globaleconomy.”Erik Paulsen is pleased that healready has firsthand evidence of his influenceon U.S.-China relations in the nextgeneration: one of his daughters hasbegun studying Mandarinong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 13


Next Generation LeadersAcentral objective of the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong>’s mission is theeducation of next generationleaders from the United States and Chinaabout one another’s country. Several noteworthyprograms with this goal wereconducted in ong>2007ong>.The Young Leaders Forum is anannual event that brings together threedozen outstanding Chinese and Americansunder the age of forty from diverse professions.Invitations to participate areextended on the basis of accomplishments,leadership and participation in civic andinternational affairs. The Forum is held inChina and the United States in alternatingyears, and provides a unique environmentfor the development of relationships acrossa wide range of disciplines and professionalfields. Participants, who includeauthors, bankers, scientists, entrepreneurs,educators and activists, develop a foundationfor ongoing communication,collaboration, and understanding.Discussions at the ong>2007ong> Forum,which was held in Nanjing, focused on thetheme of “meeting the challenge.” Underthat heading, several issues of commonconcern were addressed, among themworld hunger, intellectual property, civilrights, and the weighing of governmentspending on the arts and theoreticalsciences versus concerns such as healthYoung Leaders Forum Fellows Christopher Howard,Vice President for Strategic & Leadership Initiatives,University of Oklahoma, and Yuan Ming, Director ofExternal Affairs and Anchor, Global News, Dragon TVcare and poverty. Author ElizabethGaffney noted how agreement on issuesoften fell along professional lines morethan national ones, which drew the grouptogether. The sessions were augmentedwith activities in which American participantshad the opportunity to learn aboutthe society around them and, as in pastyears, participants from the host countrygained a valuable perspective as they interpretedtheir own culture for those whowere first-time visitors.Connections made at the YoungLeaders Forum since its inception in 2002have developed into fertile relationshipsand collaborations, forming a productivenexus of expanding relations that helpclose the divide between our two societies.The ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>’s PublicIntellectuals Program focuses on expandingthe knowledge base and professional andpersonal contacts of outstanding membersof the next generation of American Chinascholars and specialists. The two-and-onehalfyear program provides twenty fellowsthe tools to broaden their understanding ofChina beyond their own specialties anddevelop their ability to engage in policydebate and public education about China.This is accomplished through Washingtonbasedpolicy seminars, study tours inChina, opportunities to serve as scholarescorts for ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> delegations,and planning and implementation ofpublic outreach projects.The first class of fellows concludedin December, ong>2007ong>, with a study trip toBeijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Dujiangyanand Taipei. Participating fellows interactedwith a variety of senior government officialsand policy makers, business leaders,artists and activists at a range of institutions.The fact that all of the meetings wereconducted in Chinese elicited praise fromChinese interlocutors. The fellows madecontacts in China and Taiwan, as well asamong their peers, that will broaden theresources available to them throughouttheir careers.An integral component of the PublicIntellectuals Program engages fellows in14 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


public education through the creation ofprograms about China or U.S.-China relations.Programs conducted by fellows inong>2007ong> included Citizen Kentucky, CitizenChina: Exploring a World of Ideas, a Lexingtonroundtable focusing on the manyChina-Kentucky connections, which willalso appear on Kentucky Educational Television;a traveling multimedia andphotographic exhibit, China Through MyEyes, that has been shown in numerousRhode Island schools and will become apermanent display at Bryant University;public talks on China’s global activismgiven at a series of events in California; aday-long public conference in Greenville,South Carolina, The Dragon and thePalmetto: A Symposium on China and SouthCarolina in the 21st Century; and a programin Syracuse, New York, The Impact of U.S.-China Economic Relations at Home and inChina, which brought together unionleaders, economists, academics and Chinaspecialists for a ground-breaking andedifying exchange.The Public Intellectuals Programwas so successful that its funders, theHenry Luce Foundation and the StarrFoundation, have renewed the grant for asecond round, which will run from 2008through 2010.Since 2004, the U.S.-China StudentLeaders Exchange has selected a dozenPresidential Scholars (designated by theU.S. Department of Education as some ofthe most promising graduating high schoolseniors in the nation) for an intensive twoweekstudy trip to China. In July, thisyear’s group stayed with host families inBeijing, Xi’an and Luoyang, took part incultural activities and site visits withChinese peers and were briefed by expertsin China’s history, culture, education andpolitics. Participants have characterizedthe program as a “life-changing experience”that altered their perspectives onglobal issues and inspired many to studyChina and Chinese language in college andto return to China in subsequent years.The U.S.-China Student LeadersExchange entered an exciting new chapterAmerican participants of the U.S.-China Student LeadersExchange relax with their host siblingsin ong>2007ong> with the first visit by a group ofChinese student leaders to the UnitedStates. The group of twelve studentsenjoyed a range of events, lectures, sightseeingand interaction with Americaneducators, students and communityleaders in Boston, New York, Washington,D.C., and New Hampshire. Highlights ofthe exchange included attending classes atHarvard University, meeting with NewHampshire Governor John Lynch at theConcord State House, volunteering at thelargest homeless shelter in the world inWashington, D.C., and participating inhome stays, which provided an intimateperspective on life in the United States.In ong>2007ong> the program was expandedto include a Master Teacher China Seminar,designed to provide an intensive introductionto China for the exceptional teacherschosen by the Presidential Scholars toaccompany them to Washington, D.C.,during ong>Nationalong> Recognition Week, whenthe Scholars receive their commendations.Attendees appreciated the intellectualcontent provided by the excellent panel ofspeakers, as well as the materials andbooks provided for further study.The fifth annual U.S. Foreign PolicyColloquium in Washington, D.C., provided165 Chinese students in graduate programsat American universities with an insideong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 15


Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright withparticipants in the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium inWashington, D.C.view of American foreign policy and itsdevelopment. Conducted by the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong> and the Elliott School of InternationalAffairs at The George WashingtonUniversity, the colloquium gives participantsan understanding of the complexinfluences that shape American foreignpolicy through presentations, panels anddirect interaction with speakers.Speakers at the ong>2007ong> programincluded Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao,former Secretary of State MadeleineAlbright and Dennis Wilder, ong>Nationalong>Security Council Senior Director for AsianAffairs, as well as other senior government,corporate, NGO and media leaders. Thedynamic three-day program provided thisgroup of accomplished students withinsights and contacts that will inform theircareers as they help shape China’s policiesin the next generation.Next Generation Leaders - ong>2007ong> programsU.S.-China Student Leaders Exchangeto the United StatesBoston, New Hampshire, New York City,Washington, D.C.February 1-14Funder: Wall Street EnglishPartner: Jiangsu Education Association forInternational ExchangeForeign Policy ColloquiumWashington, D.C.June 6-9Funders: American International Group,Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies, TheCoca-Cola CompanyPartner: Elliott School of InternationalAffairs, The George Washington UniversityMaster Teacher China SeminarWashington, D.C.June 26Funder: Private sourcesPartner: U.S. Department of EducationU.S.-China Student Leaders Exchangeto ChinaBeijing, Xi’an, LuoyangJuly 11-25Funders: Wall Street EnglishPartners: China Education Association forInternational Exchange, U.S. Departmentof EducationYoung Leaders ForumNanjingNovember 28-December 2Funders: ACE Limited, The John ThorntonFoundation, Time Warner, UPSPartner: Chinese People’s Institute ofForeign AffairsPublic Intellectuals Program Fellows Tripto ChinaDecember 1-12Funders: Henry Luce Foundation, StarrFoundation16 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


A Deep and Lasting ImpressionStudent Leaders Exchange participant LaurenZletz at the Xi’an Foreign Language SchoolWhile Presidential Scholar LaurenZletz had some prior interest in East Asianstudies, her first trip to China, with theong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>’s 2005 StudentLeaders Exchange, provided her with anunforgettable experience that galvanizedher focus.During the program, Zletz seized theopportunity to experience as much ofChina as possible, from the natural beautyof a climb up the misted slopes of Mt. Tai,to the profound tradition of the Temple ofConfucius, to the popular culture ofBeijing’s urban youth.“I like to immerse myself in theenvironment and soak up the sights in myown way,” she notes. “I try to experience asite on a personal level. To me, this is theonly way to ingrain a deep and lastingimpression.”She appreciated that the itinerarypresented China with a balance andnuance that ordinary visitors rarely see.“On the trip, we were encouraged to shedany previous images we might have had.We visited rural, urban and naturalenvironments, and stayed with hostfamilies of varying economic backgrounds.We went to tourist sites, but also visitedschools and hospitals. Because of thediversity of activities, I felt like I obtained amore honest, inclusive introduction to thisgreat and complex country.”By the end of the program, Zletz wasdetermined to return to learn more, aresolve that has not diminished since. Shevisited China again in 2006 for an intensivestudy program while on summer breakfrom Harvard University. In ong>2007ong>, with theong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>’s help, she worked fora month to help establish a new NGOresource center at the SanchuanDevelopment Association, a ruralassistance nonprofit in western Chinafounded and directed by Young LeadersForum fellow Zhu Yongzhong. She hastaken college courses in Mandarin and onChina’s politics and economy. She willspend the summer of 2008 in Shanghaideveloping a thesis on reforms in Chinesehigher education, followed by an internshipat Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong.Her first visit with the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong> gave Zletz a “multifacetedimage of China, from ancient history tocontemporary China. I learned about thetrends and changes that characterizemodern China, and the China of thefuture,” she says. When asked what adviceshe would give to future participants of theStudent Leaders Exchange, her response isemphatic: “Don’t hold back!”ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 17


Public Education & OutreachThe ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> regularlyprovides timely information directlyfrom leading specialists on majorissues of U.S.-China relations throughseminars, panel programs, publications,e-mail briefings and conference calls. Theseofferings are coordinated with the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong>’s web site (www.ncuscr.org),which includes video, audio and transcriptsfrom selected programs, as well asupdates and publications. The programsbelow were held in New York City, unlessotherwise indicated.March 7Jones Day China Lecture SeriesChinese and American Interests in AsiaProfessor Wang Jisi, Dean, School of InternationalStudies, Peking UniversityMarch 21Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture on Sino-AmericanRelationsFrom the Shanghai Communiqué toGlobal StakeholdersRobert Zoellick, Vice Chair, International,Goldman Sachs GroupShanghaiApril 11Jones Day China Lecture SeriesRising Star: China’s New SecurityDiplomacyBates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies,Center for Strategic and InternationalStudiesApril 12China: Fragile SuperpowerSusan Shirk, Director, Institute on GlobalConflict and Cooperation, University ofCalifornia; Professor, Graduate School ofInternational Relations and Pacific Studies,University of California, San DiegoWashington, D.C.April 17Developing Shanghai’s Financial CenterFang Xinghai, Deputy Director, Office forFinancial ServicesShanghai Municipal GovernmentApril 23Jones Day China Lecture SeriesChanges and Challenges in ong>Reportong>ingFrom ChinaRichard Bernstein, first Time Beijing bureauchief (1980-1982) and Joseph Kahn, NewYork Times Beijing bureau chiefFormer assistant secretaries of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Richard C. Holbrooke(1977-1981) (left) and Stanley O. Roth (1997-2001) (center) with ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong>President Stephen Orlins (right) at the annual members program18 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


May 14ong>Annualong> Members ProgramThrough Experienced Eyes: Current Issuesin U.S.-China RelationsFormer assistant secretaries of State forEast Asian and Pacific Affairs WilliamClark, Jr. (1992-1993), Richard C.Holbrooke (1977-1981), Stanley O. Roth(1997-2001), Richard H. Solomon (1989-1992)May 31, June 4, June 5CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections,ong>Nationalong> Reflectionsong>Nationalong> Speaker: Tom Christiansen,Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for EastAsian and Pacific Affairs;Speakers at each location in twenty-eightcities nationwide (May 31)Colchester, VT (June 4)San Francisco, CA (June 5)June 18Luncheon discussion with U.S.Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt, Jr.July 20Luncheon discussion on U.S.-China Relationswith Ambassador Ma Zhengang,President, China Institute of InternationalStudiesJuly 24Jones Day China Lecture SeriesChina Road: A Journey Into the Future of aRising PowerRob Gifford, NPR London correspondent(NPR China correspondent, 1999-2005)August 7Jones Day China Lecture SeriesLuncheon discussion with Kenneth Jarrett,U.S. Consul General in ShanghaiAugust 23Breakfast discussion with Foundation forInternational & Cross Strait Studies (FICS)delegation led by FICS chairman, Dr. King-Yuh ChangJournalists Richard Bernstein (left) and Joseph Kahn discussthe challenges of reporting from ChinaSeptember 24Jones Day China Lecture SeriesDoing Business With China: How to Profitin the World’s Fastest Growing MarketTed Plafker, The Economist BeijingcorrespondentOctober 3China’s Participation in InternationalFinancial Markets: Chinese and AmericanPerspectivesGong Shaolin, Chairman, China MerchantSecurities Company;Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, III, Chairman,SC&M Investment Management CompanyOctober 10Current Views on China’s Rule of LawDevelopmentProfessor James Feinerman, GeorgetownUniversity Law Center; Professor Titi Liu,University of Washington School of LawWashington, D.C.October 19Product Safety Concerns, Roots of theIssue, Responses to the Problem: MembersConference Call with Charles W. FreemanIII, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Centerfor Strategic & International Studies; JanisLazda, International Trade and Economicong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 19


Henry Levine, Senior Vice President,Stonebridge InternationalOctober 24Jones Day China Lecture SeriesChina’s 17th Party Congress—An InitialAssessmentDr. Cheng Li, Brookings Institution;Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, KissingerAssociates, Inc.December 11American and Chinese Views on the Worldand Each OtherAndrew Kohut, President, Pew ResearchCenter; Victor Yuan, Founder, HorizonResearch Consultancy GroupWashington, D.C.Ambassador Ma Zhengang, president of the China Instituteof International StudiesCHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, ong>Nationalong> ReflectionsOn May 31, ong>2007ong>, the ong>Nationalong>ong>Committeeong> held the first annual CHINATown Hall: Local Connections, ong>Nationalong>Reflections, a nationwide program onChina conducted simultaneously in thirtycities across the United States.The program featured a live webcastwith Tom Christiansen, DeputyAssistant Secretary of State for East Asianand Pacific Affairs, who gave the U.S.government’s current view on China andSino-American relations. This wasfollowed by a conversation moderated byong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> President Stephen A.Orlins that included questions e-mailedfrom audience members around thecountry. Following the national portion ofthe program, audiences at each of thethirty venues heard presentations from onsiteChina experts on subjects of localimportance.CHINA Town Hall provided aunique opportunity for national discussionon the ways that developments in Chinahave a direct impact on the lives of everyAmerican, and enabled people across thecountry to have the questions that matterto them answered by leading Chinaspecialists.The program was made possiblethrough the cooperation of the WorldAffairs Council of America and local hostinstitutions, with the support of a generousgrant from the Starr Foundation.20 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> Gala DinnerThe ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> and 400guests at its ong>2007ong> Gala Dinner salutedthe contributions of two businessleaders for their support of productiveU.S.-China relations.The event, held on the evening ofOctober 24 in New York City, honoredMichael T. Duke, vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Peter G. Peterson,co-founder and senior chairman of TheBlackstone Group L.P. As vice chairman ofWal-Mart, Mike Duke has helped expandthe range of affordable choices available toChinese consumers. Pete Peterson, a giantin the field of finance, and his colleaguesnegotiated a groundbreaking investmentong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> Chair Carla Hills (second from right)and President Stephen Orlins (left) congratulate honoreesPeter G. Peterson (second from left) and Michael Duke (right)Deputy Sectetary of State John Negroponte withAmbassador Cong Jun, wife of UN AmbassadorWang GuangyaLulu Wang of Tupelo Capital Management (left),Wang Lin Martello of Wal-Mart (center) andCitigroup Vice Chairman William R. Rhodesby China’s central bank into The BlackstoneGroup. The work of these honoreesdemonstrates the benefits that flow to bothsides of the Pacific through improved U.S.-China relations and increasing businessand financial bonds.Deputy Secretary of State John D.Negroponte was the evening’s keynotespeaker. In his remarks, he identified fivemajor challenges that will require Sino-American cooperation now and in thegeneration to come: combating terrorism;weak, poorly governed and failing states;ensuring continued global economic prosperity;enforcement of non-proliferationnorms; and the combined challenge ofenergy security, economic growth andclimate change. He said the administrationactively invites China “to play a larger roleon the international stage to ensure stabilityand prosperity long into the future byconfronting global challenges together.”The Gala is an important source ofunrestricted support for the ong>Committeeong>’sprograms. For the third consecutive year,the Gala raised more than $1 million,thanks to the generous support of nearlyfifty companies and dozens of individuals.The ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> gratefullyacknowledges their contributions.ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 21


FinancesThe activities and programs of the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> are made possible through the support ofU.S. government agencies (particularly the Department of State, the Department of Educationand the Department of Labor), foundations, business firms, members and friends. This supportenables the ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> to offer services to the public at large and to undertake exchanges andspecial programs that further the advancement of knowledge and the strengthening of relationships onboth sides of the Pacific.The ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> is grateful to those who made financial contributions during ong>2007ong>. Weare also indebted to the many individuals who gave their time, creativity and in-kind assistance.Financial contributions for the year are listed below and on succeeding pages.Business and ProfessionalContributorsLeaders ($25,000 and above)The ACE GroupAEA Investors LLCAmerican International Group, Inc.Anheuser-Busch International, Inc.Argent Financial GroupCampbell’sChevron CorporationCitigroup Inc.The Coca-Cola CompanyFedEx CorporationLehman BrothersMotorola, Inc.The Procter & Gamble CompanySara Lee CorporationTime Warner Inc.Tyco ElectronicsUnileverWall Street EnglishWal-Mart Stores, Inc.Benefactors ($10,000 - $24,999)American Securities CapitalPartners, LLCCredit SuisseDIAGEODirect Marketing AssociationFord Motor CompanyHill & KnowltonHills & CompanyHong Kong Economic & TradeOfficeIntel CorporationJohnson & JohnsonJones DayLevcor International, Inc.Mattel, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.Newell RubbermaidPepsiCo InternationalPfizerSony Corporation of AmericaStrategy XXISullivan & Cromwell LLPTwo Sigma Investments, LLCPatrons ($5,000 - $9,999)The Albright Group, LLCBlenheim Capital Management,LLCBroadway China VenturesGoldman, Sachs & Co.L’Oreal Consumer ProductsDivisionUnited Parcel ServiceOther Contributors (below $5,000)Barbara Franklin EnterprisesBear Stearns & Co., Inc.Beiersdorf Inc.The Dial CorporationFujifilm USA, Inc.Greater China CorporationKraft FoodsStandard Chartered BankWelch’sWrigley Sales CompanyFoundations & SpecialContributorsThe Gerald Abell FoundationACE INA FoundationJeanne Badeau Barnett TrustTristan E. Beplat Charitable TrustThe C. E. & S. FoundationThe Ford FoundationThe Freeman FoundationLouis V. Gerstner Jr. FoundationThe Maurice R. & Corinne P.Greenberg Foundation, Inc.The Jeanne & Herbert Hansell FundIBM FoundationThe Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.The John D. & Catherine T.MacArthur FoundationThe Robert & Bethany MillardCharitable FoundationThe Paturick Foundation Inc.The Peter G. Peterson FundThe Rockefeller FoundationThe Starr FoundationThe Thornton FoundationU.S. Department of EducationU.S. Department of LaborU.S. Department of StateWang Yu Fa FoundationIndividual ContributorsBenefactor ($2,500 and above)Kathryn D. Christopherson*Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.Maurice R. GreenbergHarry HardingWilliam Helman22 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


David A. Jones, Jr.Geraldine S. KunstadterJohn D. Langlois, Jr.David R. MalpassRobert MillardA. Kenneth NilssonPeter G. PetersonWilliam R. RhodesDavid RockefellerWolfgang & CatherineReinhardt TraberPatron ($1,000 - $2,499)Jan C. K. AndersonW. Michael BlumenthalKay Boulware-MillerAngela ChenJerome A. CohenWilliam T. Coleman, Jr.William M. DaleyMartin S. FeldsteinChristine H. FoxBarbara H. FranklinGeorge J. GreenHerbert J. HansellHenry A. KissingerSamuel Y. KupperDavid M. LamptonNicholas R. LardyTerrill E. LautzSusan B. LevineNatalie G. LichtensteinKenneth LieberthalSean MaloneyPhil L. MidlandKen MillerNicholas PlattJ. Stapleton RoyMatthew J. StoverRobert C. L. Timpson, Jr.William K. ZinkeSponsor ($500 - $999)Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. BaileyJeanne B. BarnettJoseph BattatLucy Wilson BensonCarlos M. BholaFrank ChingRalph A. CossaLee CullumRobert L. DalyCharles W. Freeman IIIPeter F. GeithnerNorman Paul GivantJoel N. GlassmanThomas M. GorrieRichard A. HeroldJames A. KellySusan V. LawrenceDiane E. LongJune MeiDavid A. MillerSatoru MuraseLois OksenbergLucian W. PyeDaniel & Joanna RoseArthur H. RosenGene RostovJames R. SchlesingerMervyn W. Adams SeldonRoy C. SheldonDenis Fred SimonAdlai E. Stevenson IIICarl F. StoverPatricia StranahanCharles Pei WangElizabeth B. WangJohn WangRaymond H. & Valerie Y. C. WongDiane T. WooMember ($100 - $499)Steven E. AdkinsDonald AndersonPeter H. AntoniouDavid M. BachmanBryan S. BachnerPerry Bradford Badgley+Cynthia A. BaldwinI. Allen Barber IICarol Edler BaumannRichard BelskyAmanda BennettJean-Marc F. BlanchardP. Richard BohrDavid L. BorenJoseph J. BorichDonald J. BorutJohn BrademasRobert P. BranniganJ. Alan BrewsterWilliam Bronski+David G. & Erna BrownJohn BurnsRichard C. Bush IIIJanet A. CadyPeggy Castle+Amy P. CelicoWinberg ChaiBeryl Y. ChangLincoln ChenWilfred Kaida ChowJoan Lebold CohenPaul A. CohenJ. Donald Cohon, Jr.Dalton ConleyJill M. ConsidineMichael A. CraigCharles T. CrossKevin & Tracy Crotchett+William J. CunninghamLawrence DaksDavid James DaviesDeborah DavisYong DengRichard & Carol Elliott+John R. EvansAndrew L. FairAdrienne Fazzolara+Nicholas W. FelsAaron L. FriedbergAlton FryeMartin GarbusGloria & Barry GarfinkelSidney J. GluckThomas B. GoldLinda GreenhouseLeslie C. GriffinDavid L. GrossmanRichard N. HaassScott S. HallfordEugene J. Hanratty, IIIRobert M. HathawayRichard G. HeggieRuth G. HinerfeldDean T. W. HoJohn L. HoldenFrederick W. HongJamie P. HorsleyFranklin W. HounEileen HsiehYanzhong HuangBetty Lou HummelBobby R. InmanDavid E. JeremiahDarryl Norman Johnsonong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 23


Joseph KahnJoyce K. KallgrenDebra KamJohn Thomas KammRoy D. KamphausenRobert A. KappIrving J. KarpVirginia KasselKatherine Palmer KaupRobert L. KeatleyElizabeth E. KeckWilliam KirbyAlbert Bruce KnappJessie Koenig+John A. & Nancy H. KoltesMichael KulmaLawrence J. LauJames F. LeonardHerbert LevinSteven I. LevineCheng LiWinston & Bette Bao LordAbraham F. LowenthalGuozhen LuLu WeimingNancy LublinMark LundstromRichard W. LymanVirginia Magboo+John S. MajorAnanda MartinG. Eugene MartinDavid & Patricia Maslowski+Helen McCabeWilliam C. McCahill, Jr.Tun-Hsu McCoyMichael A. McDevittW. Clark McFadden IIAdrienne MedawarAndrew C. MerthaJune & Bret Miles+James A. MillwardW MitchellDorothy A. MooreDouglas P. MurrayChristopher D.W. NelsonMichel P. NevilleEugene A. NojekDiane B. ObenchainDonald OberdorferKevin J. O'BrienSteven R. OkunVirginia L. P'anTodd Parker+Joanne Parkhouse+Roberta & Charles PaturickIra Perelson+Ciro & Marcia Perozo+Krista Piazza+Nancy T. PickfordDavid PietzDavid W. PlantSheridan T. PrassoRichard E. RadezPhilip T. ReekerJulie ReinganumA. J. RobinsonAlan D. RombergMadelyn C. RossIra S. RubensteinMartha A. RubinRichard Sanford+Harold H. SaundersGeorge D. SchwabBusbong SearsRichard SeldinJanet D. ShanbergeDaniel A. SharpHoward SmithDorothy J. SolingerRichard H. & Anne G. K. SolomonCarl J. SpectorThomas M. SpiroLisa SpiveyKristin StapletonRoger W. SullivanRobert G. SutterDonald J. SwanzDavid S. Tappan, Jr.Harry E.T. ThayerStephen C. ThomasLorraine TolySeymour ToppingDavid M. TrebingPeter Van NessLyman P. Van SlykeWang ChiTed WangHongying WangRebecca WeinerAnita C. WelchLynn T. White IIIPeter C. WhiteSusan H. WhitingKatherine WhitmanMargaret C. WhitmanLaurence F. WhittemoreJohn A. Wickham Jr.Harold WolchokLani L. WongMolly Read WooS. B. WooLarry M. WortzelWei-ling Wu+Regina L. YanRenqiu YuDonald S. ZagoriaDorothy S. ZinbergEric & Andrea Zinn+Other (below $100)Jonathan M. AdamsRoy Bergeson+Gail Chou+Huntly CollinsWilliam Dyson+Christopher Fray+Donna M. GuentherJames T. HarrisDonald W. KleinDavid M. Krueger+Gloria A. LevienKaren Levin+Benjamin L. LiebmanMaureen MakarechiWalter E. ParhamBenjamin L. ReadJohn M. Regan+Edward J. M. RhoadsRobert A. ScalapinoJanet Schoor+John Shanks+William M. SpeidelRonald SuleskiChristine Walderhaug+Tobias Watson+* All or a portion of contributiondesignated for the A. Doak BarnettMemorial Fund+ All or a portion of contributiondesignated for the U.S.-ChinaTeachers Exchange Program24 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


Governance & MembershipThe 81st Meeting of the Board of Directors was held in New York City onMay 15, ong>2007ong>. The 41st ong>Annualong> Members’ Meeting was held on May 14, ong>2007ong>.Members present (or by proxy) elected the Board Class of 2010; fiveindividuals were also elected to the Class of 2008.Class of 2010 Class of 2008Ray Bracy Lee H. Hamilton William FergusonLincoln C. Chen Virginia Kamsky Muhtar KentEdward T. Cloonan David M. Lampton Douglas PaalJerome A. Cohen Terrill E. Lautz James R. SasserBarbara Hackman Franklin Sean Maloney I. Peter WolffPeter F. GeithnerJohn G. ParkerThomas GoldFifteen Directors left the Board through rotation or retirement as of May 14,ong>2007ong>: Kathryn D. Christopherson, Ken W. Cole, Ralph A. Cossa, William M. Daley,Martin S. Feldstein, Bates Gill, John T. Kamm, Thomas H. Kean, Nicholas R. Lardy,Douglas P. Murray, Thomas R. Pickering, William R. Rhodes, Matt Salmon, MarkA. Schulz and David K. Y. TangMadeleine K. Albright was appointed a Director at the 81st Meeting of theBoard on May 15. James A. Leach was appointed a Director at the 65th Meeting ofthe Executive ong>Committeeong> on November 8, ong>2007ong>.Also at the 81st session of the Board, Directors elected the following officersof the ong>Committeeong>: Carla A. Hills, chair; Maurice R. Greenberg, Lee H. Hamilton,J. Stapleton Roy and James R. Sasser, vice chairmen; Herbert J. Hansell, treasurer;Terrill E. Lautz, secretary, and Stephen A. Orlins, president.At-large Board Members Dennis C. Blair, Mary B. Bullock, Jerome A. Cohen,Barbara H. Franklin, Peter F. Geithner, David M. Lampton, Robert A. Levinson,Kenneth J. Lieberthal, D. Bruce McMahan, Robert S. McNamara, Joseph W. Prueherand John L. Thornton joined the officers to comprise the Executive ong>Committeeong>.Herbert J. Hansell was appointed chairman of the Audit & Budgetong>Committeeong>; Carla A. Hills, chair of the Compensation ong>Committeeong>; Edward T.Cloonan and D. Bruce McMahan, co-chairmen of the Development ong>Committeeong>;David M. Lampton, chairman of the Management ong>Committeeong>; Kathryn D.Christopherson and Terrill E. Lautz, co-chairmen of the Nominating ong>Committeeong>;and Mary B. Bullock, chairman of the Program ong>Committeeong>.ong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 25


Statement of Financial PositionCondensed Statement of Financial Position January 1 – December 31, ong>2007ong>ASSETSCash and cash equivalentsInvestmentsGrants and contributions receivable, netOther receivablesProgram advances, exchanges and other assetsGrants and Contributions Receivable (long term portion)Security depositsProperty and equipmentTOTAL ASSETSDecember 31, ong>2007ong>$ 1,072,3405,595,901250,079370,382133,0361,000,0005,69267,516$ 8,494,946LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETSAccounts payable and accrued expensesDeferred rentTOTAL LIABILITIES$ 174,4183,519177,937NET ASSETSUnrestrictedUndesignatedBoard-designatedTemporarily restrictedTOTAL NET ASSETSTOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS3,217,9651,340,8504,558,8153,758,1948,317,009$ 8,494,946Condensed Statement of Activities for Year Ended December 31, ong>2007ong>SUPPORT AND REVENUE:U.S. Government grantsContributionsSpecial events (net)Investment income and otherNet assets released from restrictionsTOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUEUnrestricted$ --317,243906,581262,9923,658,9815,145,797TemporarilyRestricted$765,818633,257----(3,658,981)(2,259,906)December 31, ong>2007ong>Total$765,818950,500906,581262,992--2,885,891EXPENSES:Program servicesManagement and administrationFund-raisingTOTAL EXPENSES2,882,892771,368229,0103,883,270--------2,882,892771,368229,0103,883,270Change in net assetsNet assets beginning of year1,262,5273,296,288(2,259,906)6,018,100(997,379)9,314,388Net assets end of year$ 4,558,815$ 3,758,194$ 8,317,00926 ong>Annualong> ong>Reportong> ong>2007ong>


Staff ong>2007ong>PRESIDENTStephen A. OrlinsVICE PRESIDENTJan Carol BerrisVICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATIONRosalind DalySENIOR DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMSMargot E. LandmanSENIOR DIRECTOR, CORPORATE &PUBLIC PROGRAMSAnne PhelanDIRECTOR, TRANSNATIONAL INITIATIVESLing LiDIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP INITIATIVESJonathan G. LowetPROGRAM OFFICERAnna BautistaPROGRAM ASSOCIATESJenna CrouchKatherine ForshayADMINISTRATIVE MANAGERDaya MartinOFFICE MANAGERCatherine TafurASSISTANT CONTROLLERPatricia GilaniINTERNSAmy LuSean LyngaasChristopher MagnaniNicholas McBurneyHao YanLei Yuong>Nationalong> ong>Committeeong> on United States - China Relations 27


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