Through December 14, 2012
With generous support from the Ford Foundation, twelve students in the social sciences will have the opportunity to work on research projects at the Center in Beijing under the guidance of faculty mentors and in collaboration with fellow graduate researchers. During the 6-8 month project term, participants will have access to workspace and other facilities and resources offered by the Center.
The twelve students, of whom six are from U.S. universities and another six are from Chinese universities, were chosen from a group of social sciences graduate students who responded to an August, 2012 call for proposals. This year’s program, the first in a series of three over three years, will focus on innovative approaches to the study of public goods and governance in China. The program began with a 4-day Orientation Seminar from December 11 through 14, featuring a colloquium, presentations by leading experts, discussions with other program participants, and meetings with faculty mentors and experts in the business, academic and government communities in Beijing. At the conclusion of the program, participants will present research findings at a 3-day Capstone Colloquium in May, 2013. Each participant will produce a working paper for publication on the Center website and in a joint volume.
Organizers: Dali Yang (Department of Political Science) and William Parish (Emeritus, Department of Sociology