This year's U.S.-China Forum: Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare will explore the ways in which social policy and social service provision are leveraged to address social problems in the U.S. and China.  Taking place November 16 through November 18, the forum will host a series of panel discussions and explore government policy in response to a range of social issues, the ways in which policy and program delivery are implemented on the ground, and the shifting division of labor among state, market, and civil society actors in social welfare provision. The forum will convene leading UChicago and Chinese scholars to explore these issues and the implications they suggest for social policy development and implementation.  This year's panel of speakers will include CEAS faculty and affiliated faculty, Zhiying Ma and Yoonsun Choi.

This is the sixth year of the University of Chicago’s partnership with the China-United States Exchange Foundation to produce the US-China Forum. Each year, the forum brings together renowned experts from the University of Chicago and China for high-level engagements focused on issues of importance to both countries and, by extension, the world. It is intended to spur long-term research collaborations between Chinese and University of Chicago researchers. Previous years’ forums addressed economic relations, urban innovation, water and urban development, energy policy, and the arts.

To view the full program schedule, and to learn more about this year's forum, click here.