Opening of the GW Confucius Institute

Michael Morsberger, vice president for development, Xu Lin of Hanaban, the Confucius Institute headquarters in China, signing the agreement to bring an institute to GW.

GW and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the opening of the GW Confucius Institute with a reception on Wednesday, April 10th from 11:45am – 2:00pm.

This event will be a lunch reception with remarks given by President Steven Knapp, Provost Steven Lerman and CCAS Dean Peg Barratt, along with student presentations and other speakers from the partnering institutions: the Chinese Embassy, Nanjing University and Hanban.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate the opening of the Institute and GW’s partnership with Nanjing University and Hanban!

Event details:

GW Confucius Institute opening celebration
Wednesday April 10, 2013
11:45 am – 2:00 pm
The Colonials Club at the Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC  20052

Read more about the Institute on GW Today.

The Confucius Institute Mission Statement:

The overall mission of the Confucius Institute at the George Washington University will be to promote Chinese language learning and an understanding of Chinese culture through a range of activities, programs, and events.

GW’s location gives this Confucius Institute a unique opportunity to target language programs for the city’s large population of professionals and graduate students who are seeking to enhance their expertise on China and Chinese culture. The Institute will be seeking to reach current and future educators, opinion-makers, journalists, businessmen, and policy-makers.

GW is particularly well-suited to reach out to these constituencies because of its strong programs in International Affairs, International Law, Media and Public Affairs, International Business, Global Public Health, Museum Studies, and International Education.

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