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China Programs


Following the establishment of the sister-state relationship between the State of California and Jiangsu Province, China, the Goldman School signed an MOU with Jiangsu Province to train CEO's of state-owned enterprises in leadership, management and innovation. Our partnership with Jiangsu points to the growing collaboration and exchange between public leaders and public intellectuals in pursuit of new ideas, management strategies and cross-cultural understanding. Since 2014, we have hosted four flagship programs: 

Xi'an Jiaotong University

In partnership with the Center of Higher Education Studies, the Goldman School hosted 20 professors and associate professors from Xi'an Jiaotong University for a customized program focused on “Faculty Leadership & Development.” Lecturers shared methods of effective STEM teaching, in-class engagement, and student involvement in faculty research projects. Program participants also audited UC Berkeley courses to watch teaching pedagogies in action and explored the University's 3-D printing system at the Institute for Design Innovation. 

Photo Above: Xi'an Jiaotong University cohort at the Cal Memorial Stadium.

Jiangsu Province CEOs

The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) hosted a group of 30 CEO’s from China’s Jiangsu Province for a customized training program focused on innovation, big data and leadership. Drawing on the expertise of Silicon Valley industry leaders and prominent Goldman School lecturers, participants were introduced to methodologies and case studies on how to innovate within company structure, design spaces were new ideas can percolate to top leadership, and effectively manage people. This is the first in a series of programs that GSPP has developed for the Jiangsu Provincial Government.

Photo Above: Program participants at the Goldman School after a welcome from Dean Henry E. Brady.

Jiangsu Department of Finance 

The Goldman School of Public Policy hosted 22 fellows from the financial department of Jiangsu Provincial Government for three-days of academic instruction and practicum activity designed to address best practices in enterprise innovation and business development. Curriculum was led by Berkeley faculty and topics included Running Global Companies, Energy Markets and Regulation and Overcoming Zero-Sum Thinking in International Negotiations.

Photo Above: Jiangsu Provincial Government officers pose with the famous Cal Bear statue.

Emergency Management in Law Enforcement

Goldman School of Public Policy hosted 20 law enforcement officials representing 15 provinces of China for a 4-day training workshop which explored various issues related to emergency management. This also marked the 4th program hosted by GSPP in collaboration with Chinese and American law enforcement authorities to promote best practices in the field.

Goldman School Dean Henry E. Brady welcomed the delegation at the start of the program.  Associate Professor Sean Farhang lectured on American Law Enforcement under Constitutional Constraints.  Other presenters included faculty from Berkeley Law’s Institute on Law and Social Policy and a senior official from UC Berkeley’s Public Affairs Office.  GEP also invited local law enforcement and emergency management authorities to meet and exchange ideas with the visitors, including:

  • Berkeley Police Department
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • University of California Police Department
  • Oakland Police Department
  • California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA).

Photo Above: Chinese law enforcement officers meet their counterparts from the San Francisco and University of California Police Departments.