Weatherhead Forum in Beijing

The Weatherhead Forum in Beijing began in the fall of 2011 with a series of successful lectures on the theme of “China and Its Neighbors: From Pyongyang to Kabul.” This summer, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University is pleased to present a lecture series in Beijing, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | East Asia.

All events are free and open to the public. Each lecture will be held at  Columbia Global Centers︱East Asia, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing

 

June 21
(Thursday)

"American Democracy: Transformative Processes"
Edwin Winckler, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Moderated by Zhongying Pang, Professor of International Relations, School of International Studies, Renmin University
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers︱East Asia
No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, No. 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing, PRC

June 26
(Tuesday)

"Environment and Urbanization in China"
Jennifer Holdaway, Program Director, China Environment and Health Inititiative, Social Science Research Council
Li Bo, Secretary General, Friends of Nature
Shi Zengzhi, Professor of Journalism and Communication, Peking University
Wang Yongchen, Senior Environment Reporter, China National Radio; Founder, Green Earth Volunteers
Moderated by Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers︱East Asia
No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, No. 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing, PRC

 

 

 

 

Speaker Bios

Dr. Edwin Winckler studies political and policy development in the PRC, particularly political reform. He is currently working with a PRC professor to update Chinese intellectuals' understanding of how American politics currently works. Dr. Winckler is also pursuing a broader historical comparison of political-institutional development in China and the West. He continues to work on PRC social policy, expanding from research on the population towards health and education. His most recent books are Governing China's Population (with Susan Greenhalgh, Stanford, 2005) and Transition from Communism in China (edited, Lynne Reinner, 1999).

 

 

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For inquiries, please contact Michael Fu (WEAI / New York) at mf2597@columbia.edu or Eyra Xiong (Columbia Global Centers / Beijing) at mx2129@columbia.edu