The Institute’s Arts Program and the Asia Society’s Center for US-Chinese Relations are co-hosting their first US-China Forum on Arts and Literature in Beijing this week; November 16-19. The Forum will bring together American and Chinese cultural representatives for three days of artistic discussions, collaborations, and performances. Chef Alice Waters will serve an opening night banquet at the US Embassy, offering a menu created with Chinese organic-food purveyors. Other events include an advance screening of The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep’s new film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and a performance at China’s National Center for the Performing Arts led by Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel and featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma along with renowned Chinese musicians. A second US-China Forum on Arts and Literature will take place in the United States next year. For more information, please contact Zlato Fagundes.