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Ana Lloyd-Damnjanovic (class of 2017) reflected on her time in Beijing in an email to Schwarzman Scholars' founder, Steve Schwarzman. We've published her note below. Dear Steve, Happy New Year to you too! Thank you for making my 2016 so rewarding. As someone passionate about international security, I have spent the last five months here enriching…

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Last Thursday, I scored an invite to the Conference on Energy and Climate at the Peking University Stanford Center. Donning a mask, I walked over through the smoggy air with a small group of Schwarzman Scholars. My Air Quality Index app read 300, “heavily polluted” (most US cities have an AQI 0-50). As I entered…

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  Rob Garris, the Schwarzman Scholars Global Director of Admissions, writes: Looking through more than 3,000 applications from 135 countries last month, it was hard to believe that only a year had passed since we launched the global recruiting and admissions process for Schwarzman Scholars.  From its earliest inception, Schwarzman Scholars was conceived as a…

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses China's role in the 21st Century, looking at how the country has risen to become a global superpower. He also reflects on how students must understand Chinese culture to become better leaders.

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A look at the people and vision behind the launch of Schwarzman Scholars, the global leadership program for the 21st century.

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Watch Henry Kissinger speak about how Schwarzman Scholars will help future global leaders address the challenges of the 21st century.

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Schwarzman Scholars has a world-class Advisory Board, with members like Sir James "Jim" Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group, whose unparalleled insight and experience in international policy and diplomatic challenges have helped us to shape our program. Here, he speaks about the importance of the Schwarzman Scholars program for the crucial geopolitical and…

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Schwarzman Scholars has a world-class Advisory Board features not only world leaders with experience in international policy but also cultural experts such as Yo-Yo Ma, the renowned American cellist. Here, he speaks about the crucial work that Schwarzman Scholars will do give future leaders the tools to need to develop world views that enhance cooperation…

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With China set to become the world's largest economy in the coming decades, its rise as a global economic powerhouse presents new challenges and opportunities. Navigated incorrectly, relationships with China can lead to increased tensions and instability. It will be up to a new generation to overcome differences and lead with confidence and sensitivity. Schwarzman…

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