2017 Global Governance Forum - PUCC

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
by dsuchens
Uniting the most promising student leaders across the world on Princeton's campus, the Princeton US-China Coalition is proud to announce our annual Global Governance Forum. Selected students will have the opportunity to participate in discussions led by prominent US-China academics, engage in fast-paced crisis simulations, and network with companies working at the forefront of the US-China interface. The conference will culminate in a capstone policy proposal project, where students will be presented with a theoretical case in US-China relations and challenged to present substantive recommendations in response to the issue. Featuring prominent academics and industry leaders, an intimate environment with students hailing from across the globe, and the resources of a world-class university, the Global Governance Forum offers a unique and unforgettable experience in the exploration of US-China policy.
The 2017 Global Governance Forum Application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied! 



The Global Governance Forum will consist of a series of lectures and talks, delivered by both prominent Princeton faculty, and other distinguished scholars in the field of US-China relations. These talks will focus on a comparative examination of the political and legal institutions in China and the United States, and will cover a wide-ranging spectrum of both historic and contemporary issues.  Stay tuned as we roll out our speaker list over the coming weeks.



A cornerstone of the Global Governance Forum. Delegates will be assigned teams, and presented with a policy issue relevant to both the US and China. They will then be expected to formulate a comprehensive policy proposal and present it to a panel of academics and US-China scholars for critique.



Crisis simulations are loosely based on the simulations run by Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Delegates will each have the opportunity to represent the US and China during a simulation, where they will have to solve a major geopolitical crisis while representing the interests of their country to the best of their ability. The Global Governance Forum will also invite regional experts on the US and China, as well as faculty and academics to participate in the simulations as well.



PUCC will invite a number of prominent non-governmental organizations, non-profits, and companies working in the field of US-China relations to attend the Global Governance Forum. This will provide delegates in attendance with the chance to learn about the impact of extra-governmental organizations in maintaining the US-China relationship, as well as a valuable networking opportunity.

Conference Information


Princeton University



April 5-9, 2017


The Global Governance Forum will be held on Princeton University's historic 500-acre campus. 

The Global Governance Forum will be held on Princeton University's historic 500-acre campus. 


PUCC strongly believes in the importance of maintaining a diversity of perspectives in fostering a challenging and stimulating learning environment. The students selected to attend the Global Governance Forum will represent some of the most accomplished, and intellectually curious student leaders in the field of US-China relations from the United States, China, and across the world.

Past students have hailed from some of the most prestigious and renown academic institutions from across the world, such as The University of Oxford, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Northeast Normal University, and Fudan University.



Delegates will be hosted in student dormitories. Meals will also be provided for the duration of the conference.



PUCC is committed to ensuring that financial considerations do not bar otherwise qualified individuals from participating in the Global Governance Forum. There is no conference fee. PUCC will cover the full cost of food for the duration of the conference. Though PUCC will make every attempt to provide financial assistance for travel, delegates are ultimately responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Princeton University. 



The application deadline is March 1st. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted and interviewed the following week. PUCC will notify applicants of their final selection no later than the week of March 5th. The application can be found under the "application" tab of the website. 

At this time, the Global Governance Forum Application is now closed.