Founded in 2015 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment firm Blackstone, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling, and developing a better understanding of China. The program seeks to prepare a new generation of international leaders “to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century,” according to the program’s website. Halimo Hassen is one of 129 top students from around the world who next year will participate in a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Read the full Dartmouth News article here.