From the Desk of the Director of Admissions: 2022-23 Application Deadline Approaching
Greetings from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team! I wanted to reach out as you prepare to click “Submit” on your application to join the next cohort of Schwarzman Scholars. As I am sure you are aware, all components of your application must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Schwarzman Scholars Welcomes Sixth Cohort
New York & Beijing, September 10th, 2021 – Schwarzman Scholars today welcomed the 151 members of the sixth cohort at its hybrid Convocation ceremony. The event featured remarks from Executive Dean of Schwarzman Scholars David Pan, Schwarzman College Dean Xue Lan and Founding Trustee Steve Schwarzman. Tsinghua University Vice President Yang Bin, CEO of Schwarzman
Key Topics in Green Finance
This course will introduce the theoretical foundation, empirical evidence, and practice of green finance globally and in China. The course will focus on how the financial policies and markets can be leveraged to mobilize investment in sustainability. Specifically, we will introduce the green banking system, green bond, green fund, and green insurance. We will pay
Environmental Governance Globally and in China
This course will focus on the three main areas of global environmental governance: (1) social, economic, and political causes of global environmental problems, (2) methods and strategies for promoting policy solutions, and (3) economic rationale for international environmental cooperation. The students are expected to synthesize and apply knowledge of economics, public policy, and political science
Asian Regional Security
Will 21st century Asia be peaceful and prosperous or divided and dangerous? Asia is by far the world’s most economically dynamic region, but its security outlook is uncertain and has attracted much debate. Realists believe that post-Cold War Asia is heading towards a major confrontation between China and the US, which would draw in other
Social Entrepreneurship: Businesses have a big role to play in a today’s world. They can tip the scales toward the benefit of the few, with negative side effects for all; or they can guide us toward better, more equitable long-term solutions. In this class, we will examine how companies can positively contribute to society by
Investing in Private Markets
Broadly speaking private assets encompass private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. Although private assets represent a significant portion of the global investment opportunities and investment professionals in private assets are among the highest paid group of professionals, investing in private markets is not frequently covered at business schools due to lack of transparency
Designing the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, i.e., 4IR, is around the corner. It is characterized by the fusion of many technology domains and industries, and primarily driven by advances in artificial intelligence with exponentially growing computing power and digital data, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics. The 4IR presents profound and complex impact on human society. The course
Chinese Media in the Emerging World Order
The Chinese media are examined as factors in the changing world order and as examples from a media system distinct from those of the Anglosphere, which have often been touted as models of universal applicability. Wherever possible, practical examples and experiences will be used as illustration. Media were important in the transformation of Chinese attitudes
Leading in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
SOEs are quite popular in China. However, not many people around the world, including those in China, really understand the roles and functions of the SOEs, especially in relation with how SOES work with the governments of different levels, as well as how the SOEs fit into the broader socialism system. What kind of decision-making
Values determine who we are (the BEING part). Values-based leadership is when leaders create visions, make decisions, and lead and motivate their organizations/teams by the values truly lived by them and modeled in their everyday behaviors and activities (the DOING part). This one-credit course will focus on examining what and how values help to shape
On Leadership: Q&A with Associate Dean for Student Life Melanie Koenderman
This month we sat down with Associate Dean for Student Life Melanie Koenderman to hear about her background in education and her experience leading Student Life at Schwarzman Scholars. Tell us a bit about your background. How did you first become interested in working in education and what drew you to Schwarzman Scholars? I was
Responding in Times of Crisis: Schwarzman Scholars Alumni Impact
Schwarzman Scholars are committed to the shared goals of creating a more peaceful and prosperous world. Since the start of the pandemic, Schwarzman Scholars Alumni have contributed in ways big and small to support their communities. Read more about how our Alumni are making a difference. Connect for COVID-19 – Jacob Cannon, United States of
Women of Schwarzman Scholars
In this video series we highlight the network of diverse female leaders that make up the Schwarzwomen community. Through Schwarzman Scholars, the friendships they’ve formed have empowered our Schwarzwomen to become leaders of global change. Watch to learn more about the power of this global network. “The Schwarzwomen Community is the single best community of
Schwarzman Scholars Startup Institute Demo Day 2021
The Schwarzman Scholars Startup Institute is a multi-day incubator program open to all Scholars and Tsinghua University Students working to start a business or social enterprise. Each year the institute includes events such as entrepreneurial speed dating, guest speaker sessions, alumni panels, and ideation sessions. It culminates with the presentation of Scholars’ projects on Demo
On Leadership: Q&A with Director of Development and Alumni Relations Debby Goldberg
This month, we sat down with Director of Development and Alumni Relations Debby Goldberg to hear more about her passion for the Schwarzman Scholars community. Tell us a bit about your background. How did you become interested in development and alumni relations and what drew you to Schwarzman Scholars? I have had the honor to work on
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions: Application for Class of 2022-2023 Open Now
Greetings from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team. I am pleased to announce that the application for the 2022-2023 class of Schwarzman Scholars officially is open. The entire Schwarzman Scholars community is so very excited to begin the process of interacting with candidates as we move through our outreach and selections seasons during the next few months.
On Leadership: Q&A with Executive Dean David Pan
This month we sat down with Executive Dean of Schwarzman College David Pan to hear about his background in higher education and his advice for Scholars and prospective applicants. Tell us a bit about your background. How did you become interested in higher education and what drew you to Schwarzman Scholars? I have worked in
Important Program Updates
In light of the global situation surrounding the coronavirus, the Schwarzman Scholars team in Beijing and in New York is working hard to protect our Scholars, faculty, and staff on campus and beyond; our highest priority is their health and well-being. We are so proud of the incredible ways our community has come together to
Schwarzman Scholars is Hiring
Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 to promote international understanding and peace, and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Blackstone Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman personally contributed $100 million to the program and is leading a fundraising campaign to raise an additional $500
On Leadership: Q&A with Director of Career Development Julia Zupko
This month, we sat down with Director of Career Development Julia Zupko to hear about her leadership journey and favorite part about coaching Scholars. Tell us a bit about your background. How did you become interested in career development and what drew you to Schwarzman Scholars? My work has always been focused on enabling people
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions: A Call for the Next Generation of Leaders
I am thrilled to let prospective applicants know that the search for the next class of Schwarzman Scholars (matriculating in August 2022) is officially underway. To learn more about Schwarzman Scholars, our selection process, and to hear from Admissions Team members, current Scholars, and alumni, we invite you to engage with us virtually. We also
On Leadership: Q&A with Senior Director for Academic Programs Joan Kaufman
This month we sat down with Senior Director for Academic Programs Joan Kaufman. Joan is a lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She was Director of Columbia University’s Global Center for East Asia (Beijing) from 2012-2016, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health,
On Leadership: Q&A with Director of Global Admissions Cordel Faulk
This month we sat down with Director of Global Admissions Cordel Faulk. Cordel leads the strategy and execution of a highly competitive selection process, designed to identify next-generation leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Prior to joining Schwarzman Scholars, Cordel served as assistant dean and chief
Schwarzman Scholars Industry Mentor Talks – December Series
Scholars continue to enjoy small group conversations with industry mentors. In this month’s virtual series, we welcomed the following mentors: Martina Fuchs, TV Anchor and Business Journalist Robert LI, Director of Harvest Global Investments Nini Suet, Founder & CEO of Shang Learning Cynthia Yang, Partner of XY Investment Chen ZHAO, Managing Partner of Plug and Play
On Leadership: Q&A with New Executive Director Lara Tiedens
This month we sat down with incoming Executive Director Lara Tiedens. Dr. Tiedens currently serves as President of Scripps College, an elite women’s liberal arts college in the world-renowned Claremont College Consortium. While at Scripps, she created the Centennial Plan for Scripps College, a strategic blueprint for the institution’s future; completed the largest capital campaign
Schwarzman Scholars Industry Mentor Talks – November Series
Scholars continue to benefit from small group conversations with industry mentors. In this month’s virtual series, we welcomed the following mentors: Susie Hunt, Director of HuntHaggarty James Li, Chairman of E. J. McKay Andy Mok, Senior Research Fellow, Center for China and Globalization Gina Qiao, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2022, Applicant Numbers Speak to Continued Interest in China
New York & Beijing, December 7th, 2020 – Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its sixth class. Despite the broad-ranging implications of the global coronavirus pandemic, the large number of quality applicants this year demonstrates that interest in understanding and
Schwarzman Scholars Names New Executive Director
New York and Beijing, November 30, 2020 – Schwarzman Scholars announced today that Lara Tiedens, President of Scripps College, will become its new Executive Director. In this position, Dr. Tiedens will play a key management role and oversee many elements of the program and its administration. “We are thrilled to welcome Lara to Schwarzman Scholars,”
Schwarzman Industry Mentor Talks – October Series
To better facilitate virtual engagement among Scholars and industry mentors, the career development team organized a monthly series of virtual discussions where Scholars can engage in small groups with mentors. In the first series, we welcomed: Anna Zhao, Executive Director of United Family Foundation Philip Beck, Founder and CEO of Dubeta Yue Zhuge, VP of Hulu
Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to host campus information sessions and online webinars in various locations around the world. These sessions are an excellent way for prospective applicants to learn more about the program and its opportunities, ask specific questions and network with other attendees.
Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to host campus information sessions and online webinars in various locations around the world. These sessions are an excellent way for prospective applicants to learn more about the program and its opportunities, ask specific questions and network with other attendees.
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions: Offer Notification Update
Greetings from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team! We are excited to start notifying the candidates who will be offered admission to Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in the coming days. We’re going to do it a bit differently this year – selected candidates will receive a personal phone call from a member
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions – October 15, 2020
Greetings from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team! Earlier this week we released decisions both for those invited to interview and those who will not be moving forward in our admissions process. Congratulations to everyone who participated – we had strong interest this year and enjoyed reviewing submitted materials from a truly outstanding group of applicants.
Schwarzman Scholars Fifth Cohort Welcomes More Than 100 Industry Mentors
One of the founding immersive pillars of Schwarzman Scholars is pairing students with leaders across sectors for valuable one-on-one mentorship on leadership styles, while learning more about China and its role in the world. More than 100 prominent industry figures – from business, non-profits, international organizations, and the public sector – have become mentors to
Alumni Service Stories
Shanshan He, Class of 2019-2020 On the last day of one of our scholar-organized Deep Dives, I was on my way from Beijing back home and read the shocking news on my phone that Wuhan would be shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. My hometown province of Sichuan, next to Hubei province, was basically
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions – September 30, 2020
The Selection Process is under way! On behalf of the entire Admissions Team, I would like to thank everyone participating in the 2020 selection process for the next cohort of Schwarzman Scholars. More than 3,000 applications were submitted for the U.S./Global admissions cycle this year. At such a consequential moment in history, we feel inspired
From the Desk of the Director of Admissions – September 15, 2020
Greetings from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team! We are one week away from our application deadline, and all of us are excited to dive into the selection season. I use the word, “excited” on purpose. Why? Because we genuinely love interacting with the people who apply for Schwarzman Scholars. Our applicants don’t just give us hope as
Alumni Story: Miranda Gottlieb, Class of 2017-2018
I arrived in China for the first time to attend Schwarzman Scholars. With an open mind and an eagerness to soak in everything that the year could offer, each conversation with a Scholar seemed to reveal a new layer or insight into topics, cultures, and interests. I learned that one classmate was well versed in
Alumni Story: Abdourahamane Diallo , Class of 2019-2020
My name is Abdourahamane Diallo. I am an elected member of the Bronx Democratic County Committee and a candidate for New York City Council District 16. My journey began in Guinea, where I grew up surrounded by immense poverty and high inequality due to incompetent and corrupt leadership. While far from ideal, my childhood sparked
Alumni Story: Tomas Fuentes Benitez, Class of 2016-2017
My name is Tomas Fuentes Benitez, I’m from Argentina and a scholar from the 1st cohort. I’m a business lawyer by training turned entrepreneur in China, where I founded STOKES释多卡, China’s first all-natural grass-fed beef jerky startup. It all started back in Argentina. I was working long hours as a lawyer and, since I love
Alumni Story: Lin Wang, Class of 2018-2019
I am journalist with six years of experience before Schwarzman Scholars and an incoming Ph.D student of School of Public Policy School and Management, Tsinghua University As of August 2020, I have been a member of the Schwarzman alumni community for one year. It has meant a lot for me, maybe a sentiment shared by
Alumni Story: Erick Coser, Class of 2017-2018
Deep Dives: From Hangzhou to Rio One of my fondest memories of my time at Schwarzman College were the unofficial Deep Dives that Scholars organized. Modeled on the official Deep Dive organized by the College faculty, it was a unique opportunity to have an on-the-ground crash course of a certain city or region.The inspiration: 30 classmates and
Alumni Story: Jay Li, Class of 2016-2017
I am Jay Li, and it’s been my great pleasure to represent the Alumni community as an Alumni Rep from Greater China of the Class of 2017. A Beijing native, I was living in New York City prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar and was working for the National Basketball Association league headquarters focusing on
5th Cohort Welcome Day
We formally welcomed our fifth cohort on August 24th – an incredible group of 131 individuals from 40 countries and 98 universities.Scholars heard from Founding Trustee Steve Schwarzman, Executive Director Amy Stursberg, Dean Xue Lan, and many other alumni and staff members about the upcoming year and the founding mission of the program: to develop the
Technology Policy in the Developing World
This course will examine the role of information and telecommunication technologies (TICs) for developing countries, focusing on policy issues such as privacy, net neutrality, social networks, financial inclusion, and more. This is a “bird´s-eye view” course. We will discuss a number of selected issues. Our goal is to understand the different roles played by TICs
Theory and Practice of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
In this course, students will learn about a framework of guiding theory and ideology of the Chinese Communist Party since 1978. The lectures will be focused on: the analysis of the interaction between the development of CCP’s theory and the practice of the Reform and Opening, especially on some major historical events, such as the
China’s Foreign Relations
China’s rise in world affairs has become one of the most significant foreign policy issues in today’s international system. This course examines China’s relations with various countries and regions, and the various factors that affect Chinese foreign policy decision-making processes. As the Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders with
Leading in Humanitarian Crises – War, Disasters, and Disease
Leading in humanitarian crisis is an inevitable and important responsibility for all leaders in today’s world. Whether they are in government, business, civil society or international organizations, today’s leaders have a duty to develop policies and institutions which can limit the worst effects of violence, climate change and disease on human society. The purpose of
The Schwarzman Scholars Program has developed recruiting policies designed to create a fair and nondiscriminatory recruiting environment for students, alumni, and organizations. Nondiscrimination The Nondiscrimination Policy indicates that recruiting companies must evaluate candidates without consideration of any special factors and more specifically says “to interview at the Schwarzman Scholars Program, prospective employers of students or
As China continues to grow, so will its interactions with businesses around the world. The Schwarzman Scholars program helps future leaders bridge the gap between cultures, creating a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.
A Message to the Schwarzman Scholars Community
We thought it important to share a message that Schwarzman Scholars leadership sent to all Scholars this week. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on the current crisis gripping the United States. Approximately 40 percent of your cohort comes from the U.S., which has recently experienced inexcusable acts of racial injustice and wrongful
2020 Admissions Virtual Engagement Opportunities
Wherever you are located around the world, we are excited to connect with you! To learn more about Schwarzman Scholars, our selection process, and to hear from Admissions Team members, current Scholars, and alumni, we invite you to engage with us virtually. We also encourage you to share these webinars with your networks of innovators and
Schwarzman Scholars Names Cordel Faulk Director of Global Admissions
New York and Beijing, April 13, 2020 – Schwarzman Scholars today announced that Cordel Faulk has been appointed Director of Global Admissions at Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective Master’s program focused on leadership, China and Global Affairs. As Director of Global Admissions, Cordel will work closely with the Admissions teams both in New York and Beijing
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Leading and Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations
This course will review an approach to developing strategic plans for not for profit organizations. Each student will be asked to draft a plan for an organization of their own choosing; it may be an existing organization or one they would like to create. In the first week of the course, classes will focus on
Clean Energy Transition
The world is in the early stages of a clean energy transition. In China and many other countries, a shift is underway from the energy sources that dominated the 20th century (mainly coal and oil) to new sources. In the past five years, global wind power capacity has almost doubled, global solar power capacity has
Managing Risk – Statistical, Economic, and Cultural Perspectives
The course provides a detailed examination of risk, as both theoretical concept and practical challenge to individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. Students will study the management of risk through various approaches to its identification, assessment, control, and financing. Readings and lectures will cover an array of concepts and methods from the philosophy of
Business Sustainability Leadership in China & Globally
The Business Sustainability Leadership in China and Globally course addresses how companies and other institutions can be leaders in creating a more sustainable world. Stakeholders – customers, employees, NGOs, shareholders and governments – are holding companies more and more accountable for how they make their profits. At the same time, business leaders are experiencing vulnerabilities
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Capital market participants purchase financial assets (e.g., bonds, preferred stock, common stock, etc.) in exchange for rights to future payoffs (e.g., interest, principal, dividends, etc.). This implies that the price assigned to a particular financial claim is a function of the amount, timing, and risk of the related stream of payoffs. A firm’s historical financial
Political Economy of Developing Countries
One of the key questions in today’s world is why some countries and some regions are richer and/or have a higher level of wellbeing than others. A great disparity is found across developing regions as well as between developed and developing countries. To better understand this puzzle, the course will focus mainly on East Asia
Leading Issues in the Global Economy
Economic forces are the fundamental drivers of the changes of today’s complicated world, and therefore effective business and political leaders must not only understand existing major economic issues, but also be able to prepare for future developments of such issues. China’s rapid and continued economic emergence presents many fascinating and intriguing issues. The Chinese economy
China’s Rise in Comparative Perspective
This course is an overview of China’s national trajectory since the 1970s, and places its historic transformation firmly in comparative perspective. We will examine the evolution of the economy from the days of its Soviet-style system to the present version of a state-directed market economy. We will examine the ways that China’s trajectory differs from
China’s International Development Cooperation: Theory, Policy, and Practice
This course introduces students to the major theories, policies and practices of China’s international development cooperation. It analyzes relevant historical background, policy framework, functioning dynamics and comprehensive impacts. It covers various areas in the international development, including finance, trade, infrastructure, agriculture, industry, economic cooperation zone, etc. Based on materials directly collected from field research and
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China
This course will examine the defining characteristics of innovation and entrepreneurship in China, providing students with an understanding of why China has been highly successful in more and more sectors in innovation and entrepreneurship. Lectures will focus on the institutional environment, government policies and strategies surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship in China and will also provide
Chinese Political Institutions
The Chinese Political Institutions course has two objectives: 1) To understand the policy process in China today. How do Chinese political institutions operate? How are Chinese leaders chosen and its officials promoted? How are policies in different issue arenas formulated and implemented? What are the dynamics between central and local governments? How do economic and
History of Modern China, 1911-2011: A Century of Transformation
This course explores the history of China from 1911 to 2011. It examines the fascinating interplay between customary Chinese cultures and rapidly evolving notions of global modernity while also tracing the rise of modern political parties and the dynamics of modern nationalism. Among the social topics covered are gender roles, family life, identities in flux,
China’s Political Culture: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
If there’s one uncontested fact about being Chinese, it is the sense of being part of a culture with a long history. History shapes not just contemporary practices, but also contemporary values. Hence, to understand China’s politics, it is essential to understand the main themes of Chinese political history and philosophy that serve as reference
Data, Computing and the Human Future
This course introduces the history and development of computer science, basic computing concepts, theories and practices of computational thinking, frontier research and technology which empower digital transformation in vertical industries, and their influence on human society and future. It is more suitable for non-computer science major students. There will be tasks that need to be
Leading the Social Innovation in China
This course will help you to understand social innovation in China and NGO roles including in the areas of poverty alleviation, rural revitalization, education, healthcare in poor areas and the ways to fight Covid-19. These are the most difficult areas of social development, not only in China, but in most countries in the world. The
Leading in International Organizations (UN)
This course introduces students to the realities of working at a multilateral institution: a primer on the United Nations and/or interacting with an international organization. We focus on political and managerial leadership and examine real-case scenarios of political negotiations, peacekeeping roles, management, support services, and disarmament and non-proliferation issues. We also address the issue of
Leading a Civil Society Organization – Delivering Social Value
This course introduces students to principles, values, world-view, motivation, and commitments that guide a global civil society organization. For much of the course, case studies will be based on Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Students will develop an understanding of how some civil society organizations create social missions and deliver services. Principles, codes and cultures
Leading in Higher Education
This course examines leadership in relation to institutions of higher education, with a focus on the changing role and position of universities globally from the late nineteenth century to the global future of the twenty-first century. Using personal experience, case studies, and a global perspective, the course will further evaluate the enduring but changing character
Leadership in Public Crises and Emergencies
When disasters occur, news headlines, dramatic photographs, and video tell us about lives lost, destruction, and hardship. Through conceptual frameworks and examples from Chinese, US, and other international emergencies, this course deals with the challenges leaders and society as a whole face in preparing for major crises and responding and providing relief for survivors. The
Leaders and Leadership in History
Do leaders make history or does history make leaders? This course will address this core question by focusing on leaders and leadership in particularly trying historical circumstances. How did certain women and men arrive at leadership positions? What choices did they make in difficult situations? How do we evaluate their successes or failures? What makes
Leadership in Public Organizations
Increasingly, public leaders operate in a VUCA world – characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The VUCA world offers many challenges but at the same time unlimited opportunities for innovative, effective, and citizen-centric service delivery. If public leaders manage to leverage the strengths, expertise, and added (financial) value offered by these stakeholders, while overcoming
Leadership in Business
This course will help you explore the rich and varied issues associated with leadership in a business context. We will focus on the process of leadership. It concentrates on how we can influence, inspire and develop others to accomplish often difficult and significant outcomes. The course draws from and seeks to integrate much of the literature from
Forty Years of China’s Political, Economic, and Social Reform
This course will provide an overview of China’s political, economic and social reform over the past four decades. The course traces and articulates a narrative of transformation and reform that will contextualize students’ understanding of China in the present and in the foreseeable future. Lectures and reading first review the starting points of the reform,
This two-module core course in global affairs explores the potential for the existing system of global governance to adapt and respond more effectively to global challenges. Global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic reinforce the political imperative to strengthen international cooperation on a global scale. The lack of a coordinated global response to the COVID-19
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The Schwarzman Scholars program’s $600 million campaign represents a historic effort for Chinese higher education — the single largest philanthropic initiative undertaken in China by largely international donors.
The Schwarzman Scholars leadership team is a dedicated network working together to prepare the next generation of global leaders.
Faculty & Guest Speakers
Some of the most senior leaders in the world come together to discuss what they hope to see in the future.
The Schwarzman Scholars program annually selects up to 200 exceptional individuals for a year-long study in a diverse and interdisciplinary setting.
The Schwarzman Scholars program prides itself on its reputation for finding and nurturing students of demonstrated academic excellence from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Schwarzman Scholars brings future leaders together in a shared experience that cultivates future collaborations and business opportunities. Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world’s most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world.
All Schwarzman Scholars share a core curriculum that serves as an anchor for the rest of their studies and builds connections as a class. Schwarzman Scholars will complete much of the core curriculum together early in the program, in the fall of their year in Beijing. Core coursework will consist of the following:
Designed in collaboration with world-leading universities, the Schwarzman Scholarship program creates an international community that bridges differences and promotes global prosperity.
In light of the coronavirus spread, the Schwarzman Scholars team at the College and in New York is working hard to protect our Scholars, faculty, and staff on campus and beyond. Our highest priority is their health and well-being. Schwarzman Scholars mobilized quickly when news of the coronavirus broke and provided a flight home or
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2021
NEW YORK & BEIJING, December 4th, 2019 – Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its fifth class. 145 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from more than 4,700 applicants and include students from 41 countries and 108 universities. The Class of 2021
Isabel Zhang (’19) reflects on her experiences as a Schwarzman Scholar and looks ahead to her next steps
Thirty years ago, my parents set foot in Madrid for the first time, and without speaking a word of Spanish, started a new life 10,000 kilometers away from their hometown of Wenzhou. Twenty years later, I stepped onto the college campus of the University of Bath in the UK as the first and only member
Spotlight on a Scholar: Hugo Wood (2019)
Hugo Wood is a lawyer, social entrepreneur and human development advocate. He serves as Public Policy Advisor and Chief Speechwriter to the Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama and is coordinating the largest debate student tournament in the history of his country. He graduated magna cum laude of Law and
Spotlight on a Scholar: Jada Hawkins (2019)
Jada Hawkins is an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Barnard College of Columbia University. While at Barnard Jada co-founded the Athena Digital Design Agency, which educates women in coding, without the academic pressures, and employs them for their skills. Post-graduation Jada has worked
Spotlight on a Scholar: Heather Evans (2019)
Heather Evans is an entrepreneur turned civil servant. Following the decision to open source her second startup, Heather joined her Provincial Government as a Senior Advisor in advanced technology strategy, where she focuses on artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. Heather is a Queen’s Commerce graduate, and an alumni of Canada’s prestigious national entrepreneurship program, the
Spotlight on a Scholar: Amy Kramer (2019)
Amy Kramer is a Robertson Scholar at Duke University studying Public Policy and Political Science. She is an Army ROTC Cadet and wrote her senior honors thesis on the impact of female leadership in ROTC programs nationally. She recently worked with U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox and helped develop a new national Cadet
Spotlight on a Scholar: Justus Uwayesu (2019)
Justus Uwayesu is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Harvard University with a minor in French. He is interested in the role of education and infrastructure in accelerating the growth of emerging economies. Justus founded Seven United, a youth-run non-profit in Rwanda with the dual mission of providing children from low-income families with
Spotlight on a Scholar: Sarah Mortell (2019)
Sarah Mortell is Director of Forum at Web Summit. She hired and leads the team behind a meeting of 1,000 select world-leaders in Lisbon. Previously, she interned for Fleishman-Hillard in Washington D.C. Sarah graduated from Trinity College, Dublin – where she served as the fifth female president of the oldest debating society in the world
Spotlight on a Scholar: Kevin Ferguson (2019)
Kevin Ferguson II is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School where he serves as Student Body Co-President. Kevin earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Alabama A&M University. Prior to Harvard, he worked as an electrical engineer at BP Chemical and Chevron Corporation. He is the founder of the Ferguson & Son Foundation, a
Schwarzman Scholars is Hiring
Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 to promote international understanding and peace, and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Blackstone Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman personally contributed $100 million to the program and is leading a fundraising campaign to raise an additional $500
Spotlight on a Scholar: Huang Cheng (2017)
Huang Cheng graduated from Tsinghua University with a major in Accounting and minor in Law. She was awarded the Principal Scholarship given to only the top-10 undergraduates each year. Being selected as valedictorian, she delivered the farewell statement at the 2014 Graduation Ceremony of Tsinghua University on behalf of her class. Interested in education, she
Spotlight on a Scholar: Ye Yuan (2018)
YE YUAN (Richard）graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. and he received the Kellogg Certificate for Undergraduate Students. Richard worked at BlackRock and Bosera Asset Management as a portfolio manager in fixed income where he focused on credit investing and Multi-asset investing. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholarship program,
Steve Schwarzman: What’s Ahead for Schwarzman Scholars
After selecting four cohorts of Schwarzman Scholars, Steve Schwarzman reflects on how a vision for a program turned into a reality, and what is ahead for the future.
Meet the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team
The U.S./Global application will will close on September 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team: Arlie Slonim Prior to joining Schwarzman Scholars, Arlie was a Manager at the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and was responsible for day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department that supported the Chamber’s various business
Peer to Peer, Jonathan
We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned from their fellow Scholars. Jonathan Padilla (United States) discusses what China means to different people.
Peer to Peer, Micah
We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned from their fellow Scholars. Micah Peterson (United States) discusses a conversation with a classmate from Libya.
What I Learned, Class of 2018
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What I Learned as a Schwarzman Scholar, Stacey
We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned as Schwarzman Scholars. Stacey-Ann Pearson (Jamaica, 2018) discusses personal and professional learning.
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2020
New York & Beijing, December 3, 2018 – Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its fourth class. 147 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 2,800 applicants. The Class of 2020 is comprised of students from 38 countries and 119 universities,
What I Learned as a Schwarzman Scholar- Naishad
We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned as Schwarzman Scholars. Naishad Kai-Ren I (Singapore, 2018) discusses his new understanding of local politics in China.
What I Learned as a Schwarzman Scholar- Charles
We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned as Schwarzman Scholars. Charles Vitry (France, 2018) discusses the benefit of understanding the technology space in China.
Schwarzman Scholars Names Dr. Xue Lan Dean of College
New York and Beijing, September 13, 2018 – Schwarzman Scholars announced that Professor Xue Lan has been appointed Dean of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective international scholarship program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing. As Dean of Schwarzman College, Professor Xue will work closely with the Executive Director and other program leadership both in New
Pioneers for Parity
The Beijing Women’s Network and Schwarzman Scholars hosted a conference celebrating and showcasing female leaders who are paving the way to parity. Women at the forefront of their industries shared stories about their journeys to the top. More: On April 21, 2018, the women of Schwarzman Scholars hosted “Pioneers for Parity,” a one-day conference celebrating
Zahra Baitie (’18) on Understanding China’s Development and Engagement with Africa
Zahra Baitie (Class of 2018) writes about her experience and the college and understanding China’s development and engagement with Africa: This summer while I was in Rwanda, the media was buzzing with talk of Alibaba’s founder: Jack Ma’s trip to Kigali and what it could possibly mean for the region. I came to Schwarzman because
Tonatiuh Liévano Beltrán (’18) on the Value of Learning From a Diverse Cohort
Tonatiuh Liévano Beltrán (Class of 2018) on time spent with a cohort of global students: I write today amazed at how much has happened since my arrival in Beijing over four months ago. It feels like a long and a short time; it feels long because of all of the things that I’ve already
Khishigjargal Enkhbayar (’18) on her time in Beijing at Schwarzman College
Khishigjargal Enkhbayar (Class of 2018) reflects on conversations with fellow Scholars and bringing some Mongolian culture to the College: Two young fish were swimming along and happen to meet an older fish, who greets them and says ‘How’s the water, boys?’ After a while, one young fish looks to the other and asks ‘What’s
Greer Roberts (’18) on Schwarzman Scholars
Greer Roberts (Class of 2018) reflects on the first half of the Schwarzman Scholars program and her most memorable experiences: The Schwarzman Scholars Program has proven itself to be the gift that keeps on giving. This program has allowed me to form relationships, gain wisdom, and expand my skill set in a way that
Schwarzman College Awarded LEED Gold Certification
Beijing, January 8, 2018 – Schwarzman College is pleased to announce the award of LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) under the LEED-New Construction system, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. Set on the campus of Tsinghua
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2019
New York & Beijing, December 4, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. 142 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 4,000 applicants. The Class of 2019 is comprised of students from 39 countries and 97 universities with 41% from the United States, 20% from
Schwarzman Scholars Join a Congressional Delegation
Max Goldberg (Class of 2018) reflects on an opportunity to meet with a Congressional Delegation while in China as a Schwarzman Scholar. This meeting was part of the National Committee and Schwarzman Scholars program’s partnership to engage Schwarzman Scholars at all stages, helping further prepare them for leadership roles in the U.S.-China relationship. Through the partnership,
Tie and Scarf Day
Thanks to all who helped welcome the Class of 2018 with your tie and scarf social media efforts! We pulled all of your pictures together here.
Imported Competition: Foreign Privilege in China’s Emerging Sports Scene
Overall, China’s national strategy of developing its sports culture is starting to yield results. The acquisition of the Ironman triathlon series of races by Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group led to some of the first large scale triathlons in China. Two world championship qualifying half-Ironman distance races were produced by Wanda in 2016, attracting more than 1,500 athletes each from over 50 countries, with another five races planned for 2017.
The Confucianism-Feminism Conflict: Why a New Understanding is Necessary
By neglecting to define the role of women, Confucius (Kongzi, 孔子) allows those interpreting the texts to belittle women. One of the only direct references to women in the Analects is “Women and servants are hard to deal with” (Analects 17.25). The passage continues on to say that one loses their reserve being near women and servants, and one is resentful being far.
Family First: Finding Common Ground Between Jewish and Confucian Ethics
If what Confucianism and Judaism share is a strong ethical orientation, then filial piety is their archetypal shared principle. In Confucianism, filial piety is considered the paramount virtue, the first step on the road to benevolence (ren, 仁). Because duty to one’s family is the most quotidian and, thus, feasible form of ethical behavior, it is regarded as the root of all other virtue. The concept is denoted by the character xiao (孝), which is pictographically comprised of a child holding up his elder.
Chow and Tiramisu: Explaining American Perceptions of Italian and Chinese Ethnic Cuisines
The topic of ethnic food is widely recognized in the academic literature on tourism, travel and leisure. However, because of this discipline’s focus on optimization and sales, the problems of ethnic relations are often reduced to business problems. This observation does not satisfy the need for a culturally conscious analysis of the perceptions of ethnic cuisine.
Remembrance of China’s Past: A Review of The Three-Body Problem
Good science fiction is almost always a commentary on our present values and principles. Liu Cixin’s epic science fiction trilogy, Remembrance of Earth’s Past (地球往事), more commonly known as The Three Body Problem (三体), has sold more than a million copies globally. The series has been credited with bringing Chinese science fiction onto the world stage; the novels even featured on President Obama’s and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s
reading lists for 2015.
Central America Caught in The Middle: Cross-Straight Diplomacy in Central America and the Caribbean
Central American and Caribbean countries must be proactive. Doing so will set a strong foundation for a mutually beneficial relationship moving forward. However, to ensure that their relationship produces win-win outcomes, governments in the region must design a long-term strategic plan for engaging and cooperating with Mainland China to solve long-standing infrastructure, energy, and trade challenges. Only by doing so will it be ensured that mutual friendship will also lead to mutual prosperity on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Individualism with Chinese Characteristics: The Great Transformation of Chinese Society
Over the past twenty years, China has witnessed a splendid transformation. Interestingly, this came at a time when debate over East and West was at its least pronounced.
Soldiers, Money, and Oil: Sino-American Relations in the Middle East
China’s growing influence in the Middle East stems primarily from its expanding economic ties with the region. Today, China is the top net oil importer in the world, and Middle East’s biggest consumer of oil. Four of the top six sources of Chinese oil are Middle Eastern countries. Furthermore, China is the largest foreign investor in the oil and gas sectors of Iraq and Iran, two of the region’s main oil producers.
Individualism with Chinese Characteristics: The Great Transformation of Chinese Society
Schwarzman Scholars worked together to create an academic journal, reflecting their ability to think critically about the Middle Kingdom and the implications of its rise. These collections of thoughts come together to form “Xinmin Pinglun,” our Journal dedicated to the publication of the informative and analytical essays of our scholars. As the application deadline for
Maggie Wedeman Selected as Inaugural NCUSCR Schwarzman Scholar Fellow
Congratulations to Maggie Wedeman (Class of 2017) named as the NCUSCR inaugural Schwarzman Scholar Fellow. Maggie will join the team in August 2017 for a one-year fellowship where she will be helping to implement programs including track II dialogues on critical bilateral issues. She will also play a key role in the National Committee-Schwarzman partnership,
The Goose and The Peacock: China and India’s Competing Visions for Economic Leadership
The two awakened Asian giants of China and India serve as important political and economic foils. China took the path of rapid industrialization under authoritarian rule, while India has pursued decentralized growth within a socialist democracy.
Space Rivals: Power and Strategy in the China-India Space Race
The regional rivalry between India and China has long simmered, and the next frontier increasingly appears to be space. Although officials on both sides of the border have denied the existence of a space race between the two nations, this claim is increasingly dubious.
Quest for Blue Skies: Combatting Air Pollution in Beijing
The speed and scope of China’s “economic miracle” has come at the expense of its environment, and Beijing’s struggle with air pollution is one of the most visible examples of its environmental degradation.
The Trampoline Society: What Hong Kong Can Learn From Singapore’s Social Mobility Model
There is much to be said about the forces of globalization and technological change with respect to inequality. No doubt these too have had its impact on Singapore and Hong Kong. However, if we just look at these two similar Asian cities, it is evident that Singapore must have been doing something differently that has enabled it to have much better economic growth and social mobility as compared to Hong Kong.
Envisioning the Post-Modern State: China’s Domestic Role in a Stateless World
There is much more to a state than the Weberian understanding of monopolizing the legitimate use of violence and rulemaking within a territory. That power can neither be measured nor maintained by strength of arms alone: a deeper, reinforcing set of functions underpin a state’s power.
Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: A Pluralistic Universalism Between Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism
If cultural relativism has failed to justify itself as a moral basis for global political norms, what should be the main theoretical basis for the formation of a just global order?
Mapping Gender Onto the Cultural Revolution: Masculinity’s Triumph in a ‘Genderless’ Struggle
Gender is significant in international relations because it is often the basis of societal hierarchy. Most societies are patriarchal, meaning female gender roles and women are subordinate to the masculine gender and men.
Yeye’s New Year Challenge: Famine, Math, and Other Great Obstacles
My Yeye’s life has been defined by struggles, having experienced the Japanese occupation of China, the bloodshed of the Civil War, World War II, and the Korean War, the death of two sons before my father, the chaos and starvation of the Cultural Revolution, and the extreme pollution accompanying the unprecedented economic development of the past three decades.
China – Pakistan Economic Corridor: Implications and Challenges of Beijing’s Latest Initiative
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a crucial component of China’s OBOR initiative, is a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment project that aims to connect China’s Xinjiang province to Pakistan’s Gwadar port through a network of roads measuring around 3,000 km.
CFIUS and Security Review Commission: Using National Security to Prod the US-China Relationship
The history of China’s regulation of foreign investments is complex. Given its Communist heritage, China historically put stringent limits on foreign investment; however, China’s legal framework underwent rapid liberalization during the Deng Xiaoping era. Now, it appears to be once again changing in response to limits created by CFIUS. In general, legislation regarding the foreign acquisition of Chinese companies is evolving, in part due to the changing nature of the Chinese regulatory state.
Commencement Address to the Inaugural Class
On July 1, 2017, Schwarzman Scholars celebrated their first graduation ceremony in Beijing. Founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman, shares his commencement address to the inaugural class: This first commencement of the Schwarzman Scholars is the culmination of a remarkable six-year undertaking, which required the time, dedication, goodwill and effort of many people across the world. From
Schwarzman Scholars Celebrates Inaugural Graduation Ceremony
Schwarzman Scholars Celebrates Inaugural Graduation Ceremony Beijing, July 1, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars today celebrated the commencement of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Attending the ceremony were Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education of China, Yao Ming, Chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding
The Best & Brightest: A CNBC Documentary about the Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
CNBC premiered their original documentary featuring Schwarzman Scholars entitled, A Billionaires Bet: The Best and Brightest. After the announcement of the first cohort, we gave CNBC access to follow the stories of the inaugural class from acceptance to arrival in Beijing and throughout their year as Scholars. They followed the first cohort on the ground
CNBC: Why I’m Building a Network of 10,000 Elite Scholars Who Understand China
Founder, Steve Schwarzman, shares his thoughts on the creation and idea behind Schwarzman Scholars on CNBC.Com: Our ultimate vision for the impact of the program is equally as ambitious as our initial dream to get the program off the ground. We want to see a future U.S. Secretary of State sitting across from a foreign
Advice to Prospective Schwarzman Scholars
Blaise Buma (Cameroon, ’17) shares his thoughts on making your application stand out, why Schwarzman Scholars is critical for young leaders, and how the program can help the future of Africa-China relations. — My name is Blaise Buma and I am a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars – Class of 2017. I
Listening to Leadership Stories Around the World
Global Director of Admissions, Robert Garris, shares his thoughts on meeting young leaders around the world. Read more here: Listening to Leadership Stories Around the World We are now in our third cycle of recruiting and selecting Schwarzman Scholars, and since we first started meeting prospective Scholars in 2014, we’ve learned the value of taking
Schwarzman Scholars Now Accepting Applications for Third Class of Future Leaders
New York & Beijing, April 17, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars has opened their global application for the third cohort of young leaders. The highly selective, fully-funded scholarship program is designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the
Just Around the Bend: Digital Integration in Business and Education
Dan Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech visited Schwarzman College to speak with Scholars about technology and education. Alex Springer (Class of 2017) had the opportunity to speak with Dan after the session. The Schwarzman Scholars were recently treated to a visit from Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, a
Visiting Microsoft’s China Center One
Jordyn Turner and Tyler Ross share their thoughts on planning and touring Microsoft’s China Center One- the tech giant’s Beijing-based hub for innovation and product development. Read more here: I recently organized an event for over twenty of my fellow Scholars during which we had the opportunity to tour Microsoft’s China Center One, the tech
Using Technology to Redefine EY
Schwarzman College hosted the EY Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Aileen Tam, sat down for a personal discussion with Global Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff Wong. Read about her conversation here: EY is well known as a professional services firm with a strong global reputation and a high performing team culture. I joined the EY Symposium
Schwarzman College Included in Architectural Digest
Schwarzman Scholars is proud to be included in Architectural Digest as one of “The 9 Best New University Buildings Around the World.” “Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman’s ambitious and boundary-pushing scholars program is well under way in Beijing. Designed by famed architect Robert A.M. Stern, the Stephen A. Schwarzman College is located on the campus of Tsinghua
Conversations at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing
Canadian Scholars, Max Seunik, Chardaye Bueckert and Hayden Rodenkirchen share their thoughts on spending time at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, and the relationship between Canada and China. One of the best parts of this year for the inaugural class’ three Canadian scholars – Max, Chardaye, and Hayden – has been interacting with the Canadian
My Journey Entering China’s Community of Tech Entrepreneurs
Alina Luk (Class of 2017) is from the United States and received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Read about her experience in Beijing here: Through a recent panel I moderated at Schwarzman College, I’ve been able to dive into China’s fast-paced community of Entrepreneurs here in Beijing. The panel, our first career-focused talk, focused on
Thoughts on Strengthening Sino-Indian Relations: The Raisina Dialogues 2017
Anurag Chandran (Class of 2017) recently participated in the the 2017 Raisina Dialogues, India’s premier geopolitical conference in New Delhi. He shares his thoughts here: Thoughts on Strengthening Sino-Indian Relations: The Raisina Dialogues 2017 After an intensely rewarding (yet tiring) 2 Modules at Schwarzman College, I was gearing up to enjoy some sun and laze around the
Reflecting on Schwarzman Scholars’ Role in the World in 2017 and Beyond
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
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2018
BEIJING AND NEW YORK, December 1, 2016 – Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University, today announced the names of 129 men and women chosen to represent the Class of 2018. The second class of Schwarzman Scholars is composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45% from the United States, 20%
Lawrence H. Summers Guest Lectures on What’s Ahead for the Global Economy
The morning after enthusiastic Halloween celebrations, the students of the Global Economics class attended a lecture by Lawrence H. Summers, former US Secretary to the Treasury.
Reflections on the Conference on Energy and Climate at the Peking University Stanford Center
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
David Miliband Discusses the Global Refugee Crisis at Schwarzman College
Last week David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom and current CEO of the International Rescue Committee, spoke at Schwarzman College.
See the highlights from the official launch of Schwarzman Scholars
This weekend, Schwarzman Scholars welcomed guests from around the world to celebrate the program’s official opening.
View Photos From Our Opening Ceremony
Schwarzman Scholars hosted its official convocation ceremony this weekend, welcoming its inaugural class of 110 scholars and celebrating the official opening of Schwarzman College. The event included high profile guests from around the world and a schedule filled with dialogue, reflection and celebration. See the highlights below: Founder and Chairman Steve Schwarzman sits with visiting dignitaries
Stephen Schwarzman’s remarks from the Schwarzman Scholars inaugural convocation
September 10, 2016 Standing here today is nothing short of astonishing. I am certain in my belief that Schwarzman Scholars– the extraordinary students here today, and those that will come after them – will play a critical role in fostering friendship, fellowship, and collaboration in our increasingly interconnected and constantly shrinking world. These Schwarzman Scholars
See Photos of the Recently Opened Schwarzman College
Explore the recently opened Schwarzman College, Schwarzman Scholars’ dedicated state-of-the-art academic and residential building, designed by the world-renowned firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The building is one of the most advanced higher-education facilities in the world and one of the first LEED Gold-certified academic buildings in China. 1. The College is designed to harmonize Eastern and
Schwarzman Scholars Marks Official Start, Welcoming Leaders Past, Present, and Future to Schwarzman College for Convocation
Single Biggest Philanthropic Effort in Chinese History with Over $430 Million Raised Largely from International Donors New York and Beijing, September 10, 2016. Groundbreaking leadership program Schwarzman Scholars today holds the official convocation ceremony to welcome its inaugural class of 110 scholars and celebrate the opening of the newly-constructed Schwarzman College on the campus of
Scholars Reflect on Their Orientation Experience
As our scholars wrap up their orientation, we asked seven scholars to share the most memorable moments from their first two weeks of the program.
Please join us for an exclusive discussion with Masayoshi Son and Stephen A. Schwarzman, moderated by Yoichi Takita, Senior Staff Writer at The Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
Highlights From the Orientation
Last week, our inaugural class of Scholars arrived at Schwarzman College, kicking off their orientation. The week included tours of the building and campus, course introductions, conversations on the program’s governance and ethos, as well as plenty of opportunities for Scholars to get to know one another. &nbs
Eight questions for Rob Garris, Global Director of Admissions
As we near the September 15 deadline, Rob Garris, Global Director of Admissions, shared his views and recommendations for students completing their applications.
Meet the Scholars: Leyla Sudbury, United Kingdom
Schwarzman Scholar Leyla Sudbury (United Kingdom) looks back at her time developing a low cost solar powered oven in Tanzania in partnership with fellow Scholar Shan Quan Chande.
Meet the Scholars: Blaise Buma, Cameroon
Schwarzman Scholar Blaise Buma (Cameroon) shares his views on leadership in a multipolar world and offers his advice to applicants.
Meet the Scholars: Jintian (Jay) Li, China
Schwarzman Scholar Jintian Li (China) discusses how an interest in international sports led him to apply to the program.
Meet the Scholars: Kumiko Mita, Japan
Schwarzman Scholar Kumiko Mita (Japan) discusses her lifelong interest in China and her passion for journalism.
Meet the Scholars: Tomas Fuentes Benitez, Argentina
Schwarzman Scholar Tomas Fuentes Benitez (Argentina) reflects on the importance of studying in China and why he took the road less traveled – in English and Spanish.
Meet the Scholars: Emma Campbell-Mohn, USA
Schwarzman Scholar Emma Campbell-Mohn (USA) looks back at applying and discusses her focus on U.S. foreign policy.
Meet the Scholars: Julian Busch, Germany
Schwarzman Scholar Julian Busch (Germany) reflects on why he decided to apply and offers his advice for future applicants – in English and German
A Photo Tour of Schwarzman College
The inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars arrives later this month. Below are a few photographs from earlier in the summer showing the near-final building as we complete construction.
Schwarzman Scholars Accepting Applications for Second Class of Scholars
New York & Beijing, April 15, 2016 – Schwarzman Scholars today announced that it is now accepting applications for its second class. The class of 2017-2018 will enroll in August 2017. Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one year Master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by
W&L Graduate Named to Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
“Blaise Buma, a Dec. 2015 mathematics graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program at the University of Oxford,” writes Brian Eckert for W&L. Read the full article here.
First Schwarzman Scholars Announced for New China “Rhodes Scholarship”
“This class of Schwarzman Scholars represents a remarkable group of individuals who are committed to broadening their world view, undertaking new challenges and risks, and developing an understanding of China necessary to lead in the future,” said Schwarzman Scholars Global Director of Admissions, Rob Garris. “These 111 Scholars represent the first members of a constantly
Stanford Students Awarded Inaugural Schwarzman Scholarship
“Alina Luk ’16 and Jordan Shapiro ’15 M.S. ’15 were selected from a pool of over 3,000 applicants from 135 countries to study in the newly-built Schwarzman College in Tsinghua, after going through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate intellectual talent, leadership potential and a desire to understand other cultures, according to the Schwarzman
GW Senior Selected for Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship
‘“That period of time—2006 to 2008— was a big time of rapid growth in China,” said Ms. Wedeman, who is now a senior at the George Washington University with a double major in international affairs and Chinese language and literature,” writes Brittney Dunkins for GW Today. Read the full article here.
2 Undergraduates, 3 Alumni Selected as Schwarzman Scholars
“Two University undergraduates, Ella Cheng ’16 and Tyler Rudolph ’16, as well as three alumni, Lucas Briger ’12, Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14 and Yung Yung (Rosy) Yang ’13 have received the Schwarzman Scholarship in its inaugural year,” writes Andie Ayala for The Daily Princetonian. Read the full article here.
Future Leaders Selected for Schwarzman programme
“A current commander of a special operations forces team on a classified mission in Iraq who has completed more than 25 elite athletic competitions and the producer and star of Guy Dances Across China in 100 Days are among the first batch of Schwarzman Scholars, the master’s degree programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes
Hampton University Senior Awarded Prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship
‘“Congratulations to Ms. Ivana Thomas on winning the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship,” said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. “Ivana is a true example of the ‘Standard of Excellence’ and as she takes on this inaugural international scholarship we are certain she will represent the Hampton University community well with her grace and genius,”’ writes HU
Two UVA Scholars Picked For China-Based Program Modeled on the Rhodes
“Two scholars from the University of Virginia will study public policy and economics in China as part of the inaugural class of the international Schwarzman Scholarships. Fourth-year student Benjamin Harris, 22, of Grundy, and 2010 alumnus Mostafa Allam, 26, of Cairo, Egypt, have been tapped for the program,” writes Matt Kelly for UVA Today. Read
Schwarzman Scholarship Boasts Powerful Network
‘“The fact that [Stephen Schwarzman ’69]’s behind this program was one of the critical reasons I did it,” said Hui Kay Teo ’16, a member of Schwarzman Scholars’ inaugural class. “He just knows so many people,”’ writes Jon Victor for the Yale Daily News. Read the full article here.
Luna Named Schwarzman Scholar
“José Miguel Luna (SFS ’15) has been selected as a member of the first class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that will send 111 students from 35 countries to pursue a Masters degree in either public policy, economics and business or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China,” writes Ian Scoville for The Hoya.
UC Davis Graduate Wins International Scholarship
“Out of over 3,000 applicants worldwide, recent UC Davis graduate James Rizzo won the Schwarzman Scholarship, becoming one of the 111 members of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars to study abroad in China next year,” writes Jacqueline Chu for The California Aggie. Read the full article here.
Three Cornellians Receive Schwarzman Scholarship Awards
“Three Cornellians — Juliana Batista ’16, Atticus DeProspo ’15 and Andrew Schoen ’12 — were named 2016 Schwarzman Scholars, the University announced Jan. 11. This fall, they will live and study at the new Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities,” writes Josephine Chu for the Cornell Daily Sun.
Lejon Chua Becomes First Imperial Graduate to Join the Schwarzman Scholars
“Lejon was chosen from among more than 3000 applicants to be part of the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, representing the world’s next generation of leaders; he will also be the first person from Singapore to join the program,” writes Imperial College London. Read the full article here. &nbs
“ANU student Ross Tan has been awarded one of the inaugural and elite Schwarzman Scholarships to study for 12 months in Beijing,” writes the Australia National University. Read the full article here. &nbs
Washington and Lee University Grad Named to Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
“Blaise Buma, a December 2015 mathematics graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program at the University of Oxford,” writes the Augusta Free Press. Read the full article here. &nbs
Rich Altieri Named as a Schwarzman Scholar
“Scarsdale’s Richard Altieri has been chosen to receive a scholarship to study at the new Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare its graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century. The first class of 111
Blackstone’s Schwarzman Grants Elite Scholarships to Study in China
“Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire founder of investment giant Blackstone Group, has granted scholarships to a select group of Chinese students attending Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes R. Williams for Newsmax Finance. Read the full article here. &nbs
Global Investor Blackstone Chooses UGA Senior and 110 Others for a Year of Study in Beijing
“Macon native Torre Lavelle, a senior at the University of Georgia, has been chosen as one of 111 students from around the world for the inaugural class of the Schwarzman Scholars to attend a fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes Phil Bolton for Global Atlanta. Read the full article here.
Three Local Students Chosen For Schwarzman Scholarship
“Two UNC students and one Duke student have been chosen for the first class of Schwarzman Scholars and will study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. UNC senior Larry Han, 2015 Carolina alumnus Max Seunik and Duke senior Emma Campbell-Mohn are three of the 111 inaugural class,” writes Joey DeVito for Chapel
WFU Senior from Lexington Named Schwarzman Scholar
“Wake Forest University senior Addison S. McLamb of Lexington is one of 111 Schwarzman Scholars selected for the master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China,” writes Wakeforest’s The Dispatch. Read the full article here. &nbs
Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
“Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program,” writes Jacquie Posey for Penn News. Read the full
Santa Clara University Alumnus Jesse Caemmerer Chosen for Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
‘“I’m honored to be selected as part of the Schwarzman Scholars’ first cohort of students. It is an exciting opportunity to advance my focus on U.S.-China relations through an immersion experience that combines academics and leadership training, and brings together Chinese and Western approaches to understand the most pressing political issues,” said Caemmerer. “I am
Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14, Joins Schwarzman Scholars
“Congratulations to recent Lion alum, Akshay Shah, on making us feel even worse about doing nothing this winter break. Shah graduated in 2014 from SEAS and continues to make us proud,” writes Camille Sanches for the Columbia Spectator. Read the full article here. &nbs
Duke Senior Among Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars
“Duke University senior Emma Campbell-Mohn of Westport, Connecticut, has been selected for the first class of Schwarzman Scholars and will study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China,” writes Duke Today. Read the full article here. &nbs
Two Dartmouth Students Receive Schwarzman Scholarships
“In its inaugural year, the Schwarzman Scholars program has selected Jordyn Turner ’16 and Jacob Gaba ’16 to join 109 other students from the U.S., China, and around the world to study for a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The two were chosen from more than 3,000 applicants from 135 countries,” writes Hannah
LSE Graduates Make the Grade for Prestigious Scholarships
“Shan Quan Chande (BSc Management 2015) and Christian Fohrby (MSc Government 2015) were today announced as Schwarzman Scholars, and will be part of the 111-strong inaugural class who will study for a master’s degree at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing,” writes the London School of Economics and Political Science News. Read
Senior Wins Prestigious Scholarship
“College of the Atlantic senior Surya Karki is among the inaugural class of a prestigious new graduate scholarship program. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Karki will be fully funded for the one-year Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is among 111 students selected for the scholarship out of more than 3,000 applicants,”
Two Princeton seniors, three alumni awarded inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships for study in Beijing
“Princeton seniors Ella Cheng and Tyler Rudolph and alumni Lucas Briger, Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic and Yung Yung (Rosy) Yang have been named inaugural Schwarzman Scholars. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes Karin Dienst for Princeton News. Read the full article
NYU Undergraduate Named Inaugural Schwarzman Scholar for Study in China
“Kes Rittenberg, an undergraduate in New York University’s College of Arts and Science, has been named an inaugural Schwarzman Scholar, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes the NYU Newscenter. Read the full article here. &nbs
Rochester Graduate Chosen for Inaugural Class of China-based Schwarzman Scholars Program
“Jintian “Jay” Li, a 2012 University of Rochester graduate, is part of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders,”’ writes the University of Rochester Newscenter. Read the full article here. &nbs
Wake Forest Senior Among Schwarzman Scholars Inaugural Class to Study in China
“A Lexington, N.C., native, McLamb, who is majoring in Chinese, is also an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet who recently captured the number 5 spot on the national Order of Merit List,” By Bonnie Davis for the Wake Forest News Center. Read the full article here. &nbs
Three Cornellians Among Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars
“A new program modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship will include three Cornellians among its 111-member inaugural class,” writes Susan Kelley for Cornell News. Read the full article here. &nbs
UNC-Chapel Hill Student and Alumnus Among First Cohort of Schwarzman Scholars
“Larry Han, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Max Seunik, a 2015 Carolina alumnus, have been named recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholars program award, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone Co-Founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman,” writes UNC News. Read
Two UChicago Fourth-Year Students Named Schwarzman Scholars
“We take great pride in knowing that students in the College were selected to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing in the inaugural year of this prestigious fellowship,” said John W. Boyer, dean of the College and the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and in the College. “Out of 3,000 applicants from
UGA Honors Student Torre Lavelle Named to Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
“University of Georgia Honors student Torre Lavelle is one of 111 students from around the world to be named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective and fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing,” writes Sam Fahmy for UGA Today. Read the full article here. &nbs
Three From MIT Named Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars
“Two MIT undergraduates and one MIT alumna were named Schwarzman Scholars and will be awarded a year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China,” writes Julia Mongo for MIT News. Read the full article here. &nbs
UC Davis Grad Wins New Scholarship for Study in China
“If you’ve already earned a pilot’s license, a black belt in kung fu, an undergraduate degree from UC Davis and a great spot in the tech industry, what’s next,” writes Julia Ann Easley for The Davis Enterprise. Read the full article here. &nbs
NYUAD Graduate Joins First Cohort of Elite Schwarzman Scholars in China
“A graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, has been named to the first cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly sought-after scholarship at one of China’s most prestigious universities, Tsinghua University in Beijing. Chosen from more than 3,000 candidates from 135 countries, Class of 2015 graduate Corey Meyer will spend 2016 in Beijing studying
NC Students Win Scholarships for Study in China
“Several North Carolina college students have won a new scholarship that pays the full cost of graduate study in China,” writes Jane Stancill for Raleigh’s News & Observer. Read the full article here. &nbs
Stephen Schwarzman-Led Scholar Program Enrolls First Class Students
‘“Each Scholar has demonstrated tremendous leadership potential at a young age and differentiated themselves through a myriad of academic and non-academic pursuits,” says Stephen A. Schwarzman in the announcement. (The) Schwarzman Scholars will return home and provide leadership in a changing, complex and dynamic world,” he adds, writes Jillian Yue for China Money Network.” Read
Scholarships Aim to Develop Leaders
“We are looking to produce leaders that can help build a better relationship with China and the world,” Blackstone Group LP CEO Schwarzman told China Daily on Monday. “It is my intention that the Schwarzman Scholars will return home and provide leadership in a changing, complex and dynamic world. I have every confidence that this
Australia’s First Schwarzman Scholars Head for Beijing Tsinghua University
“Two Australian students have claimed their stake in China’s version of the Rhodes Scholarships, as the epicentre of global higher education slips further to the east,” writes John Ross for the Australian. Read the full article here. &nbs
Passion for Policy Leads to Schwarzman Scholarship
“University of Queensland Bachelor of Economics Honours graduate Belinda McEniery has been selected from more than 3000 international applicants to join the inaugural Schwarzman Scholars class, a prestigious masters program in Beijing,” writes Katie Rowney for The University of Queensland Australia News. Read the full article here. &nbs
Two Australians Win Valuable New Schwarzman China Scholarships
“Two Australians are among the winners of a prestigious new scholarship modelled on the Rhodes program with a particular focus on understanding China, when it is at the centre of new nervousness across global financial markets,” Writes Greg Earl for the Australian Financial Review. Read the full article here. &nbs
Schwarzman Scholars Program Names Inaugural Class
“The Schwarzman Scholars program, which provides full funding for students to pursue a master’s degree at China’s Tsinghua University, has named its inaugural class of students,” writes Inside Higher Ed. Read the full article here.
First China Fellows Sponsored by Blackstone Co-Founder Are Selected
“Mr. Schwarzman’s $100-million gift to establish the program led to his ranking in 23rd place on The Chronicle‘s 2014 list of America’s most generous donors. His goal is to establish a $450 million endowment to support up to 200 students annually: 45 percent from the United States, 20 percent from China, and 35 percent from other countries,” writes The Chronicle of
US Tycoon’s China Scholars Project Announces 1st Class
“A new scholarship program in China that is intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships has announced the members of its first class,” writes the Associated Press. Read the full article here.
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Inaugural Class to Study in China
“On Monday, the program will announce the first 111 scholarship winners. Mr. Schwarzman, chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, the private equity and investment giant, started the program with a goal of identifying, as he put it, “your best guess as future leaders of the world,”’ writes Alessandra Stanley for the New York Times. Read the
Schwarzman Scholars Appoints World-Renowned Scholar to be Executive Director
New York and Beijing, January 25, 2016. Schwarzman Scholars, the prestigious Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to educate future leaders about China, today announced that Sir Nigel Thrift, the former Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick, has been appointed Executive Director. Dr. Thrift is one of the world’s leading
Yale Boasts Five Schwarzman Scholars
“Five current or former Yale students — Kyle Hutzler ’14, Anna “Nina” Russell ’15, Zahra Baitie ’15, Hui Kay Teo ’16, and first-year law student Corey Meyer — have been named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars,” writes Bessy Connolly Martell for Yale News. Read the full article here. &nbs
Schwarzman Scholars Announces Inaugural Class
BEIJING AND NEW YORK, January 11th, 2016 – Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its inaugural class. 111 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from more than 3,000 applicants, making the program one of the most selective in the world with an acceptance rate of 3.7%. The first class of Schwarzman
Blog Post: It’s Time to Meet the Next Generation of Young Leaders Face-to-Face
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 program
Schwarzman Scholars Attracts Three Thousand Applications for First Year
Initial Class to be 100 Students; Program is Among the Most Selective in the World BEIJING AND NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 – Schwarzman Scholars, the fully funded one-year Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced that it received more than 3,000 applications from 135 countries for its first class. These candidates
Schwarzman Scholars Names Debby Goldberg Director of Development
New York, NY, September 28, 2015 – Schwarzman Scholars today announced that Debby Goldberg will serve as the Director of Development at Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective international scholarship program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In this position, Ms. Goldberg will lead the program’s development efforts. Schwarzman Scholars has raised $340 million since 2013 from
Schwarzman Scholars Dean David Li Addresses Annual Federal Reserve Symposium
Schwarzman Scholars Dean David Daokui Li addressed the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
ソフトバンクグループ代表 孫正義氏、Schwarzman Scholars を支援
Schwarzman Scholars は、ソフトバンクグループ株式会社 代表取締役社長の孫正義氏が、日本の学生を対象に新たに設立した Masa Son Fellows of the Schwarzman Scholars Program (Schwarzman Scholars プログラム孫正義フェロー) を支援することになったと発表しました。
SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son Announces Support for Schwarzman Scholars from Japan
One Year Master’s Program at Tsinghua University, China Fully-Funded Scholarship Program All Curriculum Taught in English New York and Tokyo, August 24, 2015. Schwarzman Scholars is proud to announce that the generosity of Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp., will support the newly founded Masa Son Fellows of the Schwarzman Scholars Program
Schwarzman Scholars to Participate in Sixth Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange
Schwarzman Scholars today announced its official participation in the 6th Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). The CPE is designed to strengthen high-level ties between the United States and China and advance joint cooperation on important issues including education.
Schwarzman Scholars Marks Second Anniversary
Highly selective international scholarship program now accepting applications Successful fundraising effort now targeting $400 million Announces new major donors NEW YORK AND BEIJING, April 30, 2015. Two years ago, Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman announced a $100 million personal gift and $200 million fundraising campaign to build and endow Schwarzman Scholars, a highly
During G.E. Deal, Blackstone’s Schwarzman Focused on a Scholarship Fund
“Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone’s chairman, chief executive and co-founder, said that he had been immersed in a welter of details for his Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University, for which applications became available online Wednesday morning,” writes Keith Bradsher for the New York Times. Read the full article here.
Schwarzman Scholars Accepting Applications for Inaugural Class of Future Leaders
Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its inaugural class of scholars, set to matriculate in June of 2016. Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one year Master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, it is designed
14 Schwarzman Scholars Milestones in 2014
In 2014, Schwarzman Scholars reached significant milestones in all program areas, including recruitment, admissions, curriculum development, and the construction of Schwarzman College. Below, we review some of the major accomplishments of the past year. 1. Academic Launch Events in Four Global Cities To raise awareness about the program worldwide, Schwarzman Scholars hosted four launch events
Blackstone CEO Stumps at Stanford for His Scholarship Program
“The financier visits the campus of Stanford University on a global tour to kick off recruitment for his program, the Schwarzman Scholars,” writes Fortune‘s Adam Lashinsky. Read the full article here.
Schwarzman Scholars Launch Event in London
Last week, Schwarzman Scholars hosted its admissions launch event in London to introduce the Schwarzman Scholars global recruitment program to university fellowship offices in the United Kingdom and in Europe. The event was hosted within London’s Tower Bridge, where Oxford University Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton introduced the program’s founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman. Vice-Chancellor Hamilton noted how
Schwarzman Scholars Launch Event in Singapore
At Monday’s launch event in Singapore to introduce the Schwarzman Scholars global recruitment program to university fellowship offices regionally, Professor Tan Chor Chuan, President of the National University of Singapore, drew on an a Chinese proverb to highlight the far-sighted mission of Schwarzman Scholars. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you
Niall Ferguson Joins Schwarzman Scholars as Distinguished Visiting Professor
Acclaimed Harvard University Professor and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution Joins Schwarzman Scholars as Distinguished Visiting Professor NEW YORK, October 20, 2014 – Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson has been appointed to a five-year term as Distinguished Visiting Professor with Schwarzman Scholars and Tsinghua University in Beijing, one
Schwarzman Scholars Launches Recruitment Efforts
Schwarzman Scholars, the elite international scholarship program, was proud to host the first of four official recruitment launch events yesterday evening at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. The event served to officially introduce the program, inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, to university fellowship offices ahead of the application’s launch in the
Schwarzman Scholars Names Global Director of Admissions
Former Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation to Develop Global Admissions Platform for Elite Global Scholarship program Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that after an international search, former Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, Robert Garris, has been appointed Global Director of Admissions. Garris will oversee recruitment and admissions for the elite scholarship program,
Schwarzman Scholars Endowment Achieves $300 Million Fundraising Milestone
Largest philanthropic effort in China’s history from largely international donors Schwarzman Scholars participates in fifth annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange In conjunction with its official participation in the fifth annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that it has achieved its initial fundraising goal of $300 million in
Schwarzman Scholars Partners with Institute of International Education
Schwarzman Scholars, the elite international scholarship program based at Tsinghua University, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE), a leading international education and training organization, which administers the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright program and other prestigious scholarship programs around the world. Leveraging more than nine decades of
Condoleezza Rice to Visit Future Campus of Schwarzman Scholars
Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, a Schwarzman Scholars Honorary Advisory Board member, will visit the future campus of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing this Sunday. Inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to educate future world leaders about
Schwarzman Scholars Marks First Year
Elite international scholarship program successfully raises $275 million and increases endowment target to $350 million Opens Beijing and New York offices and makes key hires One year ago today, Blackstone founder Stephen A. Schwarzman announced a $100 million personal gift and $200 million fundraising campaign to build and endow Schwarzman Scholars, an elite international scholarship
Schwarzman Scholars Names Former Harvard Kennedy School Administrator as Associate Dean of Student Life
Schwarzman Scholars today announced that long-time Kennedy School administrator Julian Chang has been appointed Associate Dean of Student Life. Inspired by the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to educate future world leaders about China. 200 elite students from around the world will spend a postgraduate year studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one
Construction of a Residential College Named After Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman of U.S. Private Equity Firm Blackstone, Has Begun at China’s Prestigious Tsinghua University.
“Inspired by the residential colleges at Harvard and Cambridge, the eight-storey building, designed by the dean of Yale’s School of Architecture Robert A. M. Stern, will feature an auditorium, a library, a sunken garden, a dining hall, fitness area and faculty apartments, covering an area of 24,000 square meters,” reports the Xinhua News Agency. Read
Building New Rhodes
“The Oxford system”, noted Cecil Rhodes, “in its most finished form looks very unpractical, yet, wherever you turn your eye … an Oxford man is at the top of the tree”. Like any shrewd businessman, Mr. Rhodes turned this insight into something tangible. Explicitly outlined in his will is the template for what is currently
HBS Alum Creates New Scholarship Program
When the first batch of Schwarzman Scholars arrive at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2016, any Harvard students among them might find their residential life strikingly familiar. Designs for Schwarzman College’s forum were modeled after the Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, and the program’s housing system is based off of the executive
College Breaks Ground in China to House $300 million Scholarship Program by Blackstone Founder
“Wall Street tycoon Stephen A. Schwarzman helped break ground Thursday on a college building in Beijing that will house a $300 million scholarship program bearing his name that is intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships,” writes Didi Tang for the Associated Press. Click here to read the full article.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Schwarzman College
Blackstone founder Stephen A. Schwarzman announced at a groundbreaking ceremony for Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing today that $260 million (¥1.6 billion) has been raised for Schwarzman Scholars, the elite international scholarship program in China, which was announced in April of this year. Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, and designed
American Financier Stephen A. Schwarzman Endows International Scholarship Program in China
Blackstone founder Stephen A. Schwarzman today announced a $100 million (¥600 million) personal gift to build and endow an elite scholarship program in China inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program created in 1902 by British statesman Cecil J. Rhodes. A simultaneous fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $200 million (¥1.2 billion) will make