About the Partnership
The Wellesley College/Peking University Partnership launches in June 2013.
This important partnership is dedicated to educating women for global leadership, and represents a significant commitment by Wellesley College and Peking University. It is an invaluable opportunity for Chinese and American women to interact with one another in a setting devoted to better understanding the elements of leadership—an understanding critical to both of our countries and to developing the next generation of leaders.
The launch begins when 20 students travel from Wellesley to Beijing to participate in an intensive 10-day academic program with 20 Peking University students. Supported by faculty from both institutions, the program will be based upon the Albright Institute's educational model and will also feature a master class taught by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who will deliver a major address on the imperative of educating women for global leadership.
On June 15, the academic program culminates in a conference on women's leadership. “Women’s Leadership: Making a Difference in the World” will bring together prominent women from China and the United States, along with other special guests from around the world.
The goal of the conference is to help women advance to positions of global leadership. By sharing their experiences and perspectives, participants will engage and educate each other and help prepare the next generation of women leaders.
After the June program, the ongoing partnership will encompass faculty and student exchanges, joint research, virtual collaborations, and more.
In 2014, 20 Peking University students will travel to Wellesley, Mass., where they will join 20 Wellesley students for another joint academic program supported by faculty from both institutions and based on the unique interdisciplinary pedagogy developed for Wellesley’s Albright Institute for Global Affairs.