Fostering world peace and international agreement is one of the pillars of the Sunnylands mission.
Given its California locale, Sunnylands is keenly interested in advancing relations among nations in the Greater Pacific and the Western Hemisphere. Heads of state, diplomats, business executives, and academic and civic leaders from throughout Asia and Latin America have participated in past convenings to discuss potential solutions to pressing regional and world issues.
The U.S.-China relationship looms large in this focus area. Following the summit between former U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands in 2013, Sunnylands has partnered with the Asia Society, Brookings Institution, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and others to advance a cooperative relationship between the two countries.