In late July, students from the School of Economics of Jilin University (JLU) completed the "UMD-JLU International Summer Workshops 2019," a two-week training program held at the University of Maryland.  The Office of International and Executive Programs (OIEP) organized the workshops, the theme of which was international relations with a focus on political economy. 

Professor Paul Huth—director of UMD's Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM)—advised OIEP on the content of the workshops and also served as senior instructor.

In addition to academic presentations, trainees participated in site visits and tours at venues throughout the Maryland-Washington, DC region; these activities supplemented in-class presentations and also gave the JLU students opportunities to experience aspects of America's diverse culture.

Upon finishing the workshops, each participant received a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Gregory F. Ball, dean of UMD's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS).


  • Please see below for a selection of workshop photographs.
  • For a story about the workshop's graduation ceremony, please visit the relevant News page.

 

Jilin Univeristy students tour the UMD campus
Touring the UMD campus.

 

BSOS Dean Gregory Ball welcomes workshop participants to UMD
Welcome by BSOS Dean Gregory Ball.

 

Presentation on diplomacy
Presentation on diplomacy.

 

Briefing by experts on U.S. foreign policy at the Brookings Institution
Briefing by experts on U.S. foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

 

Outside the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC
Outside the Brookings Institution.

 

Workshop participants prepare group presentations
Workshop participants prepare group presentations.

 

Q & A during briefing at the International Monetary Fund
Q & A during briefing at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

 

In the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund
In the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jilin University students at Testudo statue