Our Mission & Vision
Global Forum fosters a communication paradigm based on open and fair discourse, peace, and justice between the U.S., China, and other international allies. As misinformation, misperception, & disinformation threaten every aspect of our planet, we build partnerships that transcend national borders to envision a world where thought-leaders model the healthy communication practices that transform how people communicate and interact with information.
The United States and China are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities & natural resource use, serving as the media generators and health care providers for billions of consumers worldwide for the foreseeable future. We believe the fate of the 21st century hinges on the success or failure of the U.S.-China relationship or, as one co-founder put it, “We’re dancing on a knife’s edge.”
If we want peace between the People’s Republic of China, the United States, and rebuilding relations with former international allies, strategies founded on reciprocity, mutual respect, & trust-building are critical.
Global Forum’s six concurrent strategies work to transcend national borders. Addressing global challenges is more meaningful when the practices address how we learn, provide possibilities to innovate communication and offer media consumers ways to transform their civic affairs participation.
Rooted in education and new social media. The initiative is built upon collaboration between the Global Forum, the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA), China Education TV (CETV), and the Communication University of China (CUC).
Our goal is to increase intercultural literacy by saturating both new media landscapes and traditional media networks with educational materials that embody best practices and values associated with fact-based speech.
Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, our hosted international conferences in China has brought together more than 1,000 thought-leaders, academics, researchers, practitioners of new media, and civic leaders from China (including Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet), Israel, Russia, South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Belgium, France, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand, Singapore, Nigeria, Turkey, the Netherlands, Brazil, Austria, Spain, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and the United States.
We aspire to build the social-justice version of Davos: we intend to build the leading international venues for collaborators committed to seeking better understanding across national borders.
The NCA’s annual convention brings together 4,000+ scholars of communication; sessions further our understanding of U.S.-China relations and deepen interpersonal bonds among scholars from China, the U.S., and beyond. Since 2016, we have hosted workshops, conferences, conference panels, and celebratory banquets at these NCA conventions.
Whether held in America, China, these conferences serve as an understood academic model to share ideas, in turn, create opportunities for Global Forum to influence change while building bridges of trust and friendship.
U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Globalization” book series in partnership with Michigan State University Press. Because the U.S.-China relationship has been poisoned for generations by acrimony and misunderstanding, we seek to seed the future by publishing the best scholarship working toward understanding between our nations.
Seeding the future means creating opportunities for our best students, teachers, scholars, and educational administrators to learn from and with each other. Global Forum partners with host institutions offer immersive opportunities for thought-leaders to build bridges of understanding and friendship via exchange programs.
Leadership & Organization Development Program (LDP), now in its 7th year, this revenue generating activity hosted at University of Pacific, the Pacific Summer is a one-week intensive workshop to help stakeholders advance their vision of leadership, community-building acumen, and interpersonal skills.
The LDP works in collaboration with UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CSU Sacramento, as well as our strategic partner, the World Trade Center of Northern California, we build capacity, providing cross-cultural workshops, coaching, and direct consulting services focused on trust-based philanthropy, support services for collective-impact, and transparent strategic communication.
We’ve dedicated our lives to academically-grounded approaches & forging the needed partnerships to impact global issues.
We’re a team of leading practitioners in academia and government that includes strategists, international stakeholders, future-focused institutions, civically-engaged organizations, and advocates. Our bodies of work is diversely committed to cross-cultural research, advancing collaborative skills, supporting transparent policy, analysis recommendations, and serving community practitioners.
To rebuild the highly dynamic relationship between the U.S., China, and other international allies, we are collaboratively building a new communication paradigm for open and fair discourse, cutting-edge research, inter-culturally sensitive media, and meaningful partnerships. If you are doing work in the areas of misinformation and propaganda, please reach out!
Global Forum uses trust-based philanthropy to guide our collaborations with a wide variety of partners. We are fortunate to have individuals and organizations that offer support that bolsters leadership, funds capacity, and encourages creativity. Our partners provide expertise for our strategies of change, wisdom as we produce adaptive communication media and provide communities with the resources to respond to misinformation and propaganda's persistent challenges.
International conferences offer opportunities to model the best communication practices and share them in a factory of ideas. International exchange programs & delegation travel offer thought-leaders immersive opportunities to build bridges of understanding and friendship in next-generation leaders.