On October 20, the Cornell Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program hosted an informal and off-the-record conversation between Tom Cooney, Vice President and International Policy Advisor at Capital Group and a former senior career diplomat, and Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of...Read more
The Brittney and Adam J. Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program offers unparalleled opportunities for those interested in contemporary China and/or U.S.-China relations by providing a wide variety of courses, two off-campus options in Beijing, China and Washington, D.C., multiple tracks of Chinese language training, and high-quality internship opportunities in both the U.S. and China.
Experiences on the Cornell Campus and Beyond
Off-campus in Beijing and Washington, D.C.:
Beijing, China: CAPS students spend either the spring semester of their junior year or the fall semester of their senior year in Beijing at Peking University, China’s most distinguished institution of higher learning. In addition to Chinese language studies, the students will take two courses on Chinese history, politics, and foreign relations. In Beijing, students will hold internships with agencies comparable to those in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.: CAPS students have the option of spending the fall semester of their junior year in Washington, D.C., at Cornell in Washington (CIW). CIW is not required for the CAPS major but is highly recommended. In addition to Chinese language studies, students take a seminar on U.S.-China relations and a CIW/CAPS core course. Meanwhile, they will have China-related internships working in government agencies, embassies, media, business, law firms, NGOs, and other organizations.
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Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, joined Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center for an interview at the U.S.-China Perception Monitor. Weiss reflects on her career, highlighting her in...Read more
A World Safe for Autocracy? Domestic Politics, China's Rise, and the Future of the International Order.
Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, recently delivered two informative talks at the European External Action Service and OECD - OCDE. At the European External Action Service (EEAS) Speaker’s Corner, Professor ...Read more
What Does China’s Economic Slowdown Mean for the World? CAPS faculty member, Professor Jeremy Wallace, writes that China's economy is experiencing a significant slowdown, underscored by unstable property markets and decreased value in currency and exports. This slowdown, attributed to strict debt...Read more
On Thursday, September 7, Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, joined a panel of distinguished experts, including Patricia M. Kim Matthew Turpin Joseph Nye for a conversation at The Brookings Institution.Read more
Last Thursday was more than just a feast of Ithaca's finest ice cream - it was a celebration of the diversity, unity, and future aspirations of the CAPS program. Heartfelt gratitude to our outgoing director, Dr. Allen Carlson, who reflected on the remarkable accomplishments CAPS has achieved duri...Read more
What is behind the youth unemployment statistics Beijing just decided to stop publishing? CAPS faculty member, Professor Eli Friedman, uncovers the underlying reasons for joblessness among China's youth. A must-read for anyone interested in labor trends in China. Check out Professor Eli Friedman'...Read more
Is China's economy really imploding, or is it evolving? This new piece by CAPS faculty member, Professor Jeremy Wallace, sheds light on China's economic complexities, from struggling real estate investments to booming electric vehicle and solar energy sectors. Despite concerns, most economists predi...Read more