CNBC: Why I’m Building a Network of 10,000 Elite Scholars Who Understand China

June 23, 2017

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 diplomat, who each share a common bond as Schwarzman Scholars. We want to see groups of young entrepreneurs, who previously forged a relationship in Beijing at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, discussing best practices across oceans to help their local communities. We want to see Fortune 500 CEOs from Shanghai and Seattle, who once studied together as Scholars, partnering to strengthen global economies.

Over the next 50 years, we are going to create a cohort of more than 10,000 Schwarzman Scholars. This is a network of relationships that can be activated over a lifetime in the service of reducing the antagonism, partisanship, and rancor that could threaten global peace.

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