Past Events

Previous University of Chicago Center in Beijing Conferences and Events are listed below. Click on an event for more information.

The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. As employees try to ride out this unprecedented crisis, they are stressed and anxious - about what lies ahead: professionally, personally and the state of the world. Even at the best of times, employees crave support, direction and guidance from their managers, who often fall short as coaches that empower and enable. Today more than ever, we need leaders that coach, empower, and provide direction, meaning, and support when employees need it the most. How can you help your employees find their own path amidst so much uncertainty? How can you help them prioritise, and navigate these choppy waters?

Graduate Admissions Information Sessions

Through September 22, 2020
Virtual Information Sessions

Aug. 18

Considering applying to UChicago for a graduate degree? UChicago Graduate Admissions will be offering webinars on applying to programs at UChicago throughout the summer and fall. 

Enormous challenges and opportunities emerge for today’s China as the world is stranded in an unprecedented global crisis. Join Zhiguo He to examine how the visible and invisible hands of China’s economy will guide it through.


Join us for a conversation on COVID-19 and US-China Relations with Professor Dali L. Yang, William C. Reavis Professor of Political Science and Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost at the University of Chicago.

This Wednesday, join leaders from the University of Chicago for a webinar to hear more information on the University's plans to support our international students for Autumn Quarter 2020.

PKU-UChicago International Policy in Action Lab (IPAL) Program 2020

All day
Through July 24, 2020
Peking University

Jul. 13

The PKU-UChicago International Policy Action Lab program offers top global students and young professionals an unforgettable two-week experience.

The 533rd Convocation will take place virtually on Saturday, June 13, at 9:15 a.m. This is a University-wide ceremony involving degree candidates from all divisions and schools. During the ceremony, the University President Robert J. Zimmer will confer degrees to all candidates.

本期讲座,赫克曼教授及其团队将从经济学角度分享他在中国的儿童早期发展项目的研究情况(China Reach),讨论如何通过提高早期儿童教育投入,提升各类技能,从而减少社会不平等性,促进社会流动。同时,赫克曼教授还将分享世界其他国家成功的早期儿童教育项目相关情况。

As the bubonic plague made its way westward from China in the 14th century, Christians, Muslims, and Jews in its path thought anxiously about what practices of public health and of piety might save them. In the 21st century, as COVID-19 spreads (much more rapidly) around the globe, we see similar debates over public health and religion. In this virtual Harper Lecture, Divinity School dean David Nirenberg will compare his research on reactions to the Black Death in the Middle Ages with the results of polling on religion and COVID in the United States today.

Join the IOP as we welcome U.S. Ambassador to China and former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad for a conversation on the COVID-19 pandemic and leadership in times of crisis. Dr. Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director, Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will moderate the discussion and will explore the role of U.S. diplomacy during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Ambassador Branstad’s advice for careers in public office and leadership roles.

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