Conferences are one of the most important ways CPOST connects its scholarship to policymakers and the media. They also bring together scholars from the global academic community, to discuss their research and connect with policymakers and military officials. In November 2013, CPOST co-sponsored its first annual academic conference in China with Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and the University of Chicago Beijing Center. In October 2010, CPOST co-sponsored a conference on Capitol Hill to bring together top academics and policymakers to discuss America’s best foreign policy choices as it moved beyond the Global War on Terror.