The mission of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs (IGCA)
is to serve as a focal point for China-related activities at the
University of Maryland, and to build on existing campus strengths
to promote understanding and address matters of importance to China,
the United States, and the global Chinese community.
The IGCA fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration
among scholars, policymakers, students and leaders in China-related
areas. Topics involved include science, technology, business and
journalism, with opportunities for research and discussion in such
critical issues as U.S.-China relations, the global economy, trade
and diplomacy, science and technology, economic development, cultural
issues and education.
The IGCA logo is the Chinese character HUA, meaning (1) magnificent,
splendid, brilliant; (2) Chinese; and for our purposes, refers
to the people of greater or global China.
IGCA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
The IGCA Professional Programs enable executives
to learn about globalization, the market economy, modern management,
facing the global Chinese community, and the community’s
relationship with the United States and international institutions.
The programs utilize the University’s own expertise as well
as its affiliated network of businesses, governmental organizations,
and experts in the Washington-Baltimore area. Ranked the best in
the world by China’s Foreign Experts Administration, the
programs promote the development of collaboration between the University
of Maryland and the executives, leaders, and institutions of the
global Chinese community. The IGCA programs offer participants
the opportunity to take part in extensive seminars, field trips,
The IGCA Professional Programs participants are those principally
responsible for implementing reformation in China at the local,
municipal, and central government levels.
IGCA PUBLIC PROGRAMS
IGCA offers a variety of public programs to promote understanding
of and cooperation with the global Chinese community.
The IGCA Noon Forums are series of noontime events
about critical issues for the United States, China and the world.
Held on campus,
typically with a lunch buffet, these events draw attendees from
the University and greater Washington, D.C. area. Forums have examined
such topics as the thirty-year anniversary of Nixon’s visit
to China, China and Taiwan’s entry into the World Trade Organization,
developments in higher education in China, and China’s leadership
IGCA promotes business cooperation through a series
of working meetings called “Doing Business in China,” which involve
Maryland and regional business leaders and IGCA’s visiting
AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Institute for Global Chinese Affairs is located on the campus
of the University of Maryland at College Park. Northeast of Washington,
D.C. in Prince George's County, College Park is 10 miles from
downtown Washington, D.C., 25 miles from Baltimore, and 15 miles
from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).
for Global Chinese Affairs
0124 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742