The USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future is proud to work with Bridge Cultural Exchange Academy (BCEA) in launching the 4th annual BCEA Online Cultural Exchange Summit. 

This student summit aims to foster cultural exchange and enhance global intelligence through engaging discussions and interactive sessions. It takes place over six Fridays and Saturday between April 5 and May 3. Registration fees are $125. The first five USC students who write to with the request for scholarship will have the registration fees waived and pay $0. Scholarship recipients will be confirmed within 2 business days. The scholarship deadline is March 25, 2024. 

Details and registration forms for the selection process are available at:

At the BCEA 4th Online Cultural Exchange Summit - Global Intelligence Academy, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights into different cultures and perspectives. Our lineup of esteemed speakers and experts will share their knowledge and experiences, covering a wide range of topics including global affairs, cultural diversity, and intercultural communication.

Speakers and facilitators include:
* Kamy Akhavan, Executive Director of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
* Mandar Apte, Founder of Cities for Peace, Former Shell executive
* Dr. Nicholas Cull, Historian and Founding Director of the Master of Public Diplomacy Program at USC
* Mark Gerzon, President of the Mediators Foundation, Head Facilitator for US Bipartisan Congressional Retreats
* Peng Guan, Tsinghua Schwarzman Scholar and member of the Grammy Museum Academic Committee
* Gene Hwang, college admissions expert featured on NBC, China’s CCTV, and the New York Times
* Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer
* Kenneth Quinn, former US Ambassador to Cambodia
* Dr. Michael Schneider, foreign policy professional with USIA and the US State Department
* Ernest J. Wilson III, founder of the USC Center for Third Space Thinking, former advisor to World Bank and United Nations

Through engaging workshops, panel discussions, and virtual networking sessions, you will broaden your horizons, develop a deeper understanding of global issues, and strengthen your cross-cultural competence. Expand your network, make new friends, and build lasting connections with participants from diverse backgrounds.

To ensure the diversity of the program, this year's summit will be composed of 35% Chinese students, 35% American students, and 30% students from other countries.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of the BCEA 4th Online Cultural Exchange Summit - Global Intelligence Academy. Register now and embark on a journey of cultural discovery and intellectual growth from the comfort of your own home!

Details and registration forms for the selection process are available at: 

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