Consular Officer Explains Student Visa Policies to Student Reporters

A total of 27 student youth reporters from Shanghai Student Post visited Shanghai American Center to meet with U.S. Consular Officer Danette Sullivan.  After a brief presentation by Sullivan, the students conducted a group an in-depth interview with her on U.S. non-immigrant visas.  Sullivan introduced the categories of visas that people often apply for, the ...
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Pacific Forum CSIS Senior Advisor Discusses U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Brad Glosserman, senior advisor to the Pacific Forum located in Honolulu and Visiting Professor to Tama University in Tokyo, Japan, presented his views on the new U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. Glosserman is considered an expert on Asia-Pacific security issues, and his opinion pieces and commentary regularly feature in media around the globe. In an hour long ...
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Consulate Intern Shares Insights on American Campus Sports with Local Media

In an interview with a NetEase reporter, U.S. Consulate Shanghai’s Outreach Summer Intern Madison Heher shared her personal experience as a competitive collegiate athlete. The interview was published on “Jian Wai,” an online news channel run by NetEase News.  The article covered NCAA, American athletic scholarships and campus sports opportunities for American students. It also discussed how American universities select ...
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IVLP Alumni Spins Tale of Broadway’s Path to Shanghai, Delights and Surprises Audience

Leading off PAS Shanghai’s Summer IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) Alumni Speaker Series, Qian Shijin (IVLP 1988), spoke to a rapt audience on how his IVLP experience impacted his career trajectory and professional aspirations. Lacking previous interest or knowledge of Broadway, during his time in the U.S. he became fascinated with Les Mis and the ...
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“Green Dining at Yale” 2018 China Tour Arouses Great Interest at the ShAC

Shanghai American Center hosted Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality, for a talk titled “Sustainable Green Campus Food”. Rafi visited the ShAC and delivered a speech during his “Green Dining at Yale” 2018 China Tour. During this talk, Rafi shared his values, vision, and strategy towards Yale’s Green Dining: while still considering food ...
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Shanghai Cultural Affairs Officer hosts talk on Local Civic Engagement

Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Lustig delivered a talk on how “all politics is local” to an audience of 16 Chinese. Lustig highlighted the importance of state governments, city councils, and school boards, as well as the many ways Americans can get involved in governing their local communities.  Audience members were intrigued by the decentralized nature ...
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Writing Program Alumna Extols Cross-cultural Communication

Public Affairs Shanghai invited novelist Ms. Zhou Jianing, a returned alumna of the 2016 International Writing Program (IWP), to give a talk at the Shanghai American Center about her experience attending the IWP at the University of Iowa , one of the world’s most well-known IWP programs. Ms. Zhou briefed the 60 literature fans on the history of the IWP program, ...
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English Language Fellow Helps Shanghai Audience Avoid Miscommunication

English Language Fellow Austin Pack continued his teaching English language workshop series with a session on cross-cultural communication at the Shanghai American Center for a packed house of 76 local students, teachers and young professionals. The workshop centered around comparing and contrasting the differences in U.S. and Chinese communication styles, ideas about rank and power, ...
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Spreading Joy on Intellectual Property Day in Shanghai

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the Shanghai Public Affairs Section teamed up with the Shanghai Patent and Trade Office and the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) to host a special screening of the movie Joy— a critically acclaimed film that follows the true story of a woman who built her own business ...
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