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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…

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Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

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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.

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Creating Lasting Change

Scholars participated in a peer-to-peer symposium in which they have 7-minutes to teach the cohort about something they are interested in. Jialing Jiang (China, Class of 2018) discusses her work creating a new organization at Tsinghua University.

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Dandelions of Hope

Scholars participated in a peer-to-peer symposium in which they have 7-minutes to teach the cohort about something they are interested in. Kwok Wai Christopher NG (Hong Kong, Class of 2018) discusses his work at a middle school in Beijing for migrant families.

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Malta in Space

Scholars participated in a peer-to-peer symposium in which they have 7-minutes to teach the cohort about something they are interested in. Matthew Prusak (United States, Class of 2018) discusses a proposal to shape Malta's economy.

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Scholars participated in a peer-to-peer symposium in which they have 7-minutes to teach the cohort about something they are interested in. Zahra Baitie (Ghana, Class of 2018) discusses planning Beijing's first ever Africa Week.

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Ben graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Commerce and Arts at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Ben is a social and environmental entrepreneur, founding and leading a campaign for the mandatory labeling of palm oil across Australia and New Zealand called 'Unmask Palm Oil'. He has been named a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander…

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Anushka Prasad graduated from New York University with Honors in Economics. After working in strategy consulting at a Swiss financial services company in New York, she moved to New Delhi to help build India's first Liberal Arts University, Ashoka University. At Ashoka, Anushka works with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees on strategic initiatives…

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Jordan Metoyer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin where she double majored in Economics and Urban Studies. A Truman Scholar, Jordan most recently served in the Obama Administration as Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and as a Staff Assistant in the Office of…

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