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Program Schedule

The academic program of the Wellesley College/Peking University Partnership runs from June 5 through June 14, 2013, in Beijing, China.


Empowering Women for Leadership: Challenges of an Urban Future
 

 
Wednesday, June 5
Noon
Lunch and guided tour led by Peking University student peers
Afternoon
“Institute Overview: New Learning for a New World”
  • Su Yanjie (苏彦捷), Vice Dean of Yuanpei College, Peking University
  • Joanne Murray, Director, Wellesley's Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
“Our Urban Future: Common Problems, Different Solutions?”
Joseph Joyce, Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of Albright Institute, Wellesley
Evening
“Driving Full Potential Team Experience”
Consultants from Bain Consulting
  • Lucia Li (Case Team Leader)
  • Jing Huang (Senior Consultant)
  • Helen Chen (Associate Consultant)
Thursday, June 6
Morning
“Urbanization in China: Opportunities and Challenges”
Joyce Yanyun Man (满燕云), Director, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
Afternoon
Guided tour of Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall (北京规划展览馆)
Friday, June 7
Morning
“Why Good People Make Bad Environmental Decisions”
Beth DeSombre, Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies, Wellesley
Lunch
Private lunch with Secretary Albright, hosted by Ambassador Gary Locke and Mona Locke at the U.S. Embassy
Afternoon
“The Impact of Urbanization on Wildlife Preservation, Especially Pandas”
Lü Zhi (吕植), Professor of Conservation Biology, Peking University
Saturday, June 8
Morning
“Around the World with the Secretary”
Madeleine Korbel Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Classroom session with students
 
Tea and Q&A with Secretary Albright (with students)
 
Press time with Secretary Albright
 
Peking University leaders meet with with Secretary Albright
 
Private lunch with leaders and faculty from Peking University and Wellesley
Afternoon
Distinguished Scholars Forum
 
Welcome from Joyce Yanyun Man(满燕云), Director, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy

Madeleine Albright launches Wellesley's global initiative, Women World Partners
With a keynote on the imperative of educating women for global leadership

“The Wellesley Way: Educating Women for Leadership in a Global Era”
Andrew Shennan, Provost, Wellesley

“Global Political Challenges: Women Leading Change”
  • Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Yuan Ming (袁明), Director of the Institute of International Relations, and Director of the American Studies Center of Peking University
Sunday, June 9
Morning
Guided tour and lunch at National Museum of China
Afternoon
Visit to Forbidden City
Evening
Outdoor concert with renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun
Monday, June 10
Morning
“The Liberal Arts in Dialogue: From the Christian Colleges of East Asia (1910s-40s) to Today”
Ellen Widmer, Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies, Wellesley
 
“From Ancient Elephant Forests to the Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental History in Art”
Heping Liu (刘和平), Associate Professor Art, Wellesley
Afternoon
Visit to Great Wall of China; accompanied by Heping Liu
Tuesday, June 11
Morning
“The Political Economy and Political Ecology of Food”
Samuel Barkin, Associate Professor of Global Governance, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston; Associate Faculty, Wellesley's Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wellesley
Afternoon/Evening
“Chinese Cities in the Global Economy”
Akila Weerapana, Professor of Economics, Wellesley
Wednesday, June 12
Morning
“Rural-Urban Migration in China and its Consequences”
Zhang Dandan (张丹丹), Assistant Professor, National School of Development, Peking University
Afternoon
GROUP WORK/OFFICE HOURS
Thursday, June 13
Morning
Announcements/Daily news briefing
 
“Urbanization, Migrant Children, and Educational Inequality in China”
Song Yingquan (宋映泉), Associate Professor at the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University
 
Visit to Jingyu Hope Elementary School (京豫希望小学)
 
Lunch break
Afternoon
“Inequality: What’s the Problem?”
Helena de Bres, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley
Friday, June 14
Morning
GROUP PRESENTATIONS TO THE  DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSORS

  • Chang Hsin Kang (张信刚), Former President, City University of Hong Kong
  • Wang Changyuan  (王长远), Executive Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Mayors
Afternoon
GROUP PRESENTATIONS TO THE  DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSORS
Evening
Closing Ceremony and presentation of certificates

 

Beijing Faculty

Yuan Ming

Yuan Ming

Director of the Institute of International Relations, Director of the American Studies Center of Peking University
Chang Hsin Kang

Chang Hsin Kang

Yeh-Lu Xun Chair Professor, Peking University; Former President, City University of Hong Kong
Wang Changyuan

Wang Changyuan

Executive Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Mayors
Lü Zhi

Lü Zhi

Professor of Conservation Biology at School of Life Sciences; Deputy Director of Peking University Center for Nature and Society; Director of the Landscape Conservation Center, Peking University
Hou Yali

Hou Yali

Director, Greater China HR and Consulting Operations, Bain & Company
Zhang Dandan

Zhang Dandan

Assistant Professor, National School of Development, Peking University
Su Yanjie

Su Yanjie

Professor of Psychology, Vice Dean of Yuan-Pei College, Peking University
Song Yingquan

Song Yingquan

Associate Professor at the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University
Andy Shennan

Andrew Shennan

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Wellesley College
Joyce Yanyun Man

Joyce Yanyun Man

Director, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University
Akila Weerapana

Akila Weerapana

Associate Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Samuel Barkin

J. Samuel Barkin

Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; Graduate Program Director, International Relations, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston
Helena de Bres

Helena de Bres

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College
Heping Liu

Heping Liu

Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College
Joanne Murray, director Albright Institute

S. Joanne Murray

Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wellesley College
Ellen Widmer, Wellesley

Ellen Widmer

Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies, Professor of East Asian Studies, Wellesley College
Beth DeSombre

Beth DeSombre

Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies, Wellesley College
Joseph Joyce

Joseph Joyce

Professor of Economics, Wellesley College

scene from Peking University

DAY 1: Peking University

women walk outside beijing planning exhibition hall

DAY 2: Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall

Forbidden City Shenwumen Gate

DAY 5: The Forbidden City

great wall of china image from wikimedia commons

DAY 6: Great Wall of China

elementary student at Jingyu

DAY 9: Jingyu Hope Elementary School