University of Chicago Center in Beijing Inaugural Events

All day

Sep.
14

The University of Chicago celebrated the opening of the Center in Beijing on September 14 and 15 with a series of events highlighting the breadth of academic programs and collaborations the center will facilitate.

September 14, 2010
All events held at the Great Hall of the People

Reception

Nobel Laureate Forum:
“The Spirit of the University of Chicago”

Gary BECKER: Economic Sciences, 1992 (AM ’53, PhD ’55), University of Chicago
James CRONIN: Physics, 1980 (SM ’53, PhD ’55), University of Chicago
James HECKMAN: Economic Sciences, 2000, University of Chicago
Roger MYERSON: Economic Sciences, 2007, University of Chicago
Chen Ning YANG: Physics, 1957 (PhD ’48), Tsinghua University
Gala Dinner

September 15, 2010
All events held at the Shangri-La Hotel (Valley Wing) and the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.

Welcome Breakfast
Location: Shangri-La Hotel

Presidential Forum:
University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and presidents of leading Chinese universities in Beijing discussed the opportunities presented by the globalization of higher education and academic collaboration across borders.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel

Panel Discussion:
China: Economic Development and the Rule of Law

Gary BECKER (AM ’53, PhD ’55), University of Chicago
Thomas GINSBURG, University of Chicago
James HECKMAN, University of Chicago
Justin Yifu Lin (PhD ’86), World Bank
Moderator: Yue-Chim Richard WONG (AB ’74, AM ’74, PhD ’81), University of Hong Kong
Luncheon

Panel Discussion:
Culture in a Globalizing Era

Dipesh CHAKRABARTY, University of Chicago
W.J.T. MITCHELL, University of Chicago
WANG Hui, Tsinghua University
XU Bing, China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Moderator: Judith FARQUHAR (AM ’75, AM ’79, PhD ’86), University of Chicago
Location: Shangri-La Hotel

Panel Discussion:
Science Beyond Borders: Chicago and China

Mee-man CHANG, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Manyuan LONG, University of Chicago
RAO Yi, Peking University
Paul SERENO, University of Chicago
Steven SIBENER, University of Chicago
Moderators: Eric ISAACS, University of Chicago, and Ka Yee LEE, University of Chicago
Location: Shangri-La Hotel

Reception
Location: The University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Location: The University of Chicago Center in Beijing

September 16
Conference on Global Health: Chicago-China: Collaborations in Medicine