2013-14 New Generation Scholars Orientation

All day
Through December 13, 2013

Begins
Dec. 10

With sponsorship from the Ford Foundation, thirteen graduate students in the social sciences from Chinese and  U.S. universities collaborated on research projects that address issues regarding the provision of public goods.

Tuesday, December 10

09:00                    Registration

Venue: University of Chicago Center in Beijing

09:15 - 10:00       Orientation kicks off

  • Professor William Parish
  • Professor Dali Yang

10:00 - 10:45       Transport to the Ford Foundation

10:45 - 13:15        Ford Foundation Programs in China

  • Elizabeth D. Knup, Representative/China, The Ford Foundation
  • Katherine Wilhelm, Program Officer, The Ford Foundation

Lunch provided at the Ford Foundation, joined by Elizabeth Knup, Katherine Wilhelm, and other Foundation colleagues.

13:30 – 14:00     Transport to the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau  中共中央编译局

14:00 - 15:30       Roundtable-Contemporary Chinese Politics and Local Governance

  • YANG Xuedong, Executive Director, China Institute of Global Development Strategies (CIGDS)  世界发展战略研究部副主任  杨雪冬
  • CHEN Jiagang, Director, Division of Research, Department of General Affairs, Central Compilation and Translation Bureau  办公厅科研处处长 陈家刚
  • LI Yuejun, Associate Research Fellow, CIGDS  世界发展战略研究部副研究员  李月军
  • YAN Jian, CIGDS  世界发展战略研究部  阎健

15:30 - 16:15        Transport back to the Center

16:30 – 18:00    15-minute presentations by fellows on research topics and discussions, followed by Q&A

Group 1:

  • ZANG Leizhen, Peking University
  • LIU Wenjun, University of Chicago
  • PENG Xiangong, Beijing Normal University

Group 2:

  • HONG Ji Yeon, New York University
  • YANG Wenhui, Tsinghua University

Wednesday, December 11

08:30 – 09:30    Transport to China Philanthropy Research Center, Beijing Normal University

09:30 – 11:00    Roundtable – The Development of Civilian Philanthropy in China

  • WANG Zhenyao, Dean of China Philanthropy Research Center, Beijing Normal University  北京师范大学中国公益研究院院长 王振耀

11:00 – 11:45     Transport back to the Center

13:00 - 14:45       Panel-Environment: What’s been done by the government, by universities, by enterprises, and by NGOs?

  • MA Zhong, Dean, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China  中国人民大学环境学院院长  马中
  • XU Nan, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, chinadialogue  中外对话副主编  徐楠

14:45 – 15:30       Transport to the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF)  中国发展研究基金会

15:30 – 17:00     Roundtable – China Development Research Foundation (CDRF)

Venue: 中国发展研究基金会第一会议室

  • Moderator: CUI Xin, Deputy Secretary General, CDRF  中国发展研究基金会副秘书长   崔昕

15:30-15:40       Greetings and introductions

15:40-16:00       Management of China’s Water Efficiency中国的水效管理

  • YU Jiantuo, Director, Research Department I, CDRF  研究一部主任 俞建拖

16:00-16:20       Reforms in China’s Healthcare System  中国的医药卫生体制改革

  • FENG Wenmeng, Director, Research Department II, CDRF  研究二部主任 冯文猛

16:20-16:40       Early Childhood Development in China中国的儿童早期发展

  • LIU Bei, Program Officer, Center for Child Development, CDRF  儿童发展中心项目官员 刘蓓

16:40-17:00       Discussions joined by

  • CUI Xin, Deputy Secretary General, CDRF  中国发展研究基金会副秘书长  崔昕
  • YU Jiantuo, Director, Research Department I, CDRF  研究一部主任  俞建拖
  • FENG Wenmeng, Director, Research Department II, CDRF  研究二部主任  冯文猛
  • DU Jing, Deputy Director, Research Department III, CDRF  研究三部副主任  都静
  • LIU Bei, Program Officer, Center for Child Development, CDRF  儿童发展中心项目官员  刘蓓
  • LI Min, Program Officer, Research Department II, CDRF  研究二部项目官员  李敏
  • MI Jian, Program Officer, Research Department III, CDRF  研究三部项目官员  米健
  • LI Fan, Program Officer, Research Department III, CDRF  研究三部项目官员  李帆
  • DIAO Linlin, Deputy Director, International Liaison Department, CDRF  国际交流部副主任  刁琳琳
  • LU Dili, Program Officer, International Liaison Department, CDRF  国际交流部项目官员  陆玓瓅

17:00 – 17:45     Transport back to the Center

18:30 – 19:30     15-minute presentations by fellows on research topics and discussions, followed by Q&A

Group 3:

  • Amir HAMPEL, University of Chicago
  • Chengpang LEE, University of Chicago
  • MA Zhiying, University of Chicago

Thursday, December 12

Day trip to Tianjin Binhai New Area

07:15                     Meet in the lobby of the Culture Plaza and transport to Tianjin

10:00 – 13:00    Visit the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone, Vestas, and Binhai New Area Planning Exhibition Hall  中新天津生态城、东疆保税港区、Vestas、天津滨海新区规划展览馆

13:00 – 14:00    Buffet lunch arranged at the courtesy of Tianjin Municipal Government and Tianjin Binhai New Area Government

14:00 – 16:00    Roundtable at Nankai University TEDA College

16:00 – 19:00    Transport back to Beijing

Friday, December 13

08:30                    Meet in the lobby of the Culture Plaza and transport to Peking University

09:00-10:15       Roundtable – Data Collection in Social Science Research

Institute of Social Science Survey, Peking University

  • REN Qiang, Associate Director, ISSS  北京大学中国社会调查中心副主任  任强
  • YAN Jie, Assistant of Director, ISSS  北京大学中国社会调查中心主任助理  严洁

10:15 – 10:30     Transport back to the Center

10:45-13:00       15-minute presentations by fellows on research topics and discussions, followed by Q&A

Group 4:

  • LI Xiangliang, Peking University
  • Christina JENQ, University of Chicago
  • WU Jinjing, Peking University

Group 5:

  • Xiaojing SUN, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Xue TAN, Renmin University

13:30 – 14:30     Farewell lunch

14:30 – 16:15     Presentations continue

16:15 – 16:30     Concluding remarks and group photo

Faculty Leaders: Dali Yang (Department of Political Science) and William Parish (Emeritus, Department of Sociology)