On the weekend of October 10th, nine Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows had the opportunity to attend the Committee of 100 Annual Conference in New York City celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organization. Serving as volunteers for the event, the Leadership Fellows were also able to meet some of the distinguished attendees, such as former U.S. Ambassadors to China, Gary Locke and Stapleton Roy, and sit in on the speakers and panelists. Leadership Fellow Katie Keith reflected on the talks by Dr. David Ho and Mr. Pin Ni, who emphasized the importance of personal relation.
Founder and President of Golden Bridges Foundation and Acting Executive Director of the Committee of 100, Holly Chang, and Helen Huang, Community Engagement Leader were also in attendance.
More on the Committee of 100: The Committee of 100 is a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 20 years, the Committee has served as a substantive bridge in the U.S.-China dialogue by fostering regular exchanges with the leadership of Beijing, Taipei, and Washington. Members of the Committee of 100 are leading U.S. citizens of Chinese descent who leverage their collective influence, resources and experiences to address important issues affecting U.S.-China relations as well as significant concerns of the Chinese American community.