Published: Dec. 15, 2016

Building upon almost a decade of networking with political leaders in China, the Department of Communication’s Professor Stephen John Hartnett, acting in his capacity as President of the National Communication Association, hosted a delegation from the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), in Washington, D.C., on December 12 and 13. The CPC knows it needs to begin the process of democratization, so the CPC delegation is spending two days with Hartnett and other NCA leaders in the nation’s capital, where they are engaging in workshops on civil society, democratic communication, and new media for civic engagement. The delegation is also visiting the Newseum, the State Department, and the Chinese Embassy.