Past Events: 2022

The Mahamayuri at the Art Institute of Chicago

4:00–6:00 pm
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing



The climate and energy challenge is inherently global as individual nations cannot control the global thermostat in isolation and must collaborate to curb the consequences of climate change. Join the University of Chicago and Peking University for a joint forum convening academics, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders to discuss how the US and China – the two largest carbon producers - and the world, are addressing the climate and energy challenge.

COVID: From Pandemic to Endemic

8:00–9:00 pm
Virtual Event


One of the most important factors of ending the COVID-19 pandemic is vaccination, both effectiveness and percentage of population that has been vaccinated. Despite the widespread use of various platforms of the vaccine, there are still questions and unknowns about their efficacy on different groups of people, how long it will last, booster shots and mixed vaccinations, etc. UChicago Center in Beijing and UChicago Medicine's International Programs Office have joined hands to invite Dr. Emily Landon of UChicago Medicine to discuss these important issues and concerns, especially for the Chinese audience.

This lecture features Zhiguo He, Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. His recent work, China’s Financial System and Economy: A Review, reviews the literature on China’s financial system and its connections to the Chinese economy based on the categories of AFRE.


Is Popular Performance Good to Think With? From Ancient Greece to Contemporary South Korea
A Conversation between Naomi A. Weiss (Harvard) and Roald Maliangkay (Australian National U.)
Moderated by Yanxiao He (UChicago)

The Impact of Language on International Business Negotiation


Graduate School of Education at Peking University, the Office of International Relations at Peking University, the University of Chicago Beijing Center, and Peking University Center in Chicago organize a series of lectures and panels on “The Social Sciences at Chicago”, inviting scholars with academic roots at the University of Chicago, together with scholars engaged in the Chicago School, to reinterpret the “Chicago School” in the sense of modern academic and educational history in the light of their own research and educational experiences.