Last August, the Picker Center offered the fifth Executive Management Training
Program to 35 senior-level government officials from the Guangdong province in
China. For three weeks, the participants attended lectures given by SIPA faculty on
topics as diverse as effective public management, communication and media relations,
international finance and trade, U.S.-China relations, public ethics and anticorruption,
as well as education in the United States. The participants also had the opportunity to
go on field trips in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.