The Department launched Tsinghua Ambassador Talks at the beginning of Spring 2012. This event allows students to connect IR theory with diplomatic practice, providing a unique opportunity to engage in pressing political issues through an informal dialogue with each country’s highest representative in China, the Ambassador.

Throughout the dialogues, the Ambassadors cover important domestic issues, regional concerns and how these two topics are directly linked to China. At the time of its launch, there was an extraordinary level of interest from both students and Ambassadors. Within three months, six Ambassadors came to speak. Topics varied from each Talk, and each was followed by a lively discussion by students and the Ambassador.