Zetong Jia (2020)


New York University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

Zetong (Jack) Jia will graduate in May 2019 from New York University with a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Sociology with honors. Growing up in Zimbabwe, China, and the United States, Zetong acquired a multicultural perspective and became passionate about global development and international relations. Zetong has worked in Liberia following the civil conflict to empower Liberian youth through community development projects and entrepreneurship training. He also worked with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) to evaluate member states’ progress towards the Sendai Framework and developing national disaster risk reduction strategies. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Zetong hopes to gain a more profound knowledge of China’s growing overseas involvement. His goal is to one day become engaged in the realm of policy and diplomacy among China, the U.S., and African nations to forge new paths for conflict resolution. Zetong is 21 years old and from China.


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