Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit

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April 5, 2013 @ 4:45 pm
April 7, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
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China's FlagThe Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit (CLS) is a three-day conference hosted each spring at Duke University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. CLS aims to strengthen Duke-UNC collaboration by bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from Duke, UNC, and other top universities in the US and China with acute and demonstrated interests in US-China affairs. CLS aims not only to offer a series of esteemed US-China speakers to the general Duke and UNC public, but also to generate interdisciplinary interest and discussion, create opportunities for research presentation and collaboration, and present networking opportunities to explore potential careers and other China-related opportunities for delegates and attendants. The conference will create a networking platform for members of both campuses to discuss issues related to the growing US-China rivalry and present and collaborate on innovative ideas for tackling future issues.

April 5, 2013: Reception, UNC – Wilson Library

  • Delegate Registration (4:45-5:00pm)
  • Delegate socializing and activity (5:00-5:30pm)
  • Cultural performance (5:30-6:00pm)
  • Dinner (6:00-7:30pm)
  • Keynote presentation – Thomas Fingar, Stanford and Michael ZhaoAsia Society (6:30-7:30pm)

April 6, 2013: Duke University, LSRC

  • Delegate registration (8:45-9:00am)
  • Breakfast (9:00-9:45am)
  • Opening Remarks (9:30-9:45am)
  • Keynote presentation – Thomas Christensen, Princeton
  • Panels – Chinese Economic Trends – Chinese Healthcare System and Demographic Trends(Tsung-Mei Cheng) –Chinese political reform (10:00-11:00am)
  • Lunch – Steve Nowicki (12:00-1:00pm)
  • Keynote presentation – Han Dongfang on labor issues (1:15-2:00pm)
  • Round Robin session 1 – speakers tbd (2:15-3:15pm)
  • Round Robin session 2 – speakers tbd (3:30-4:30pm)
  • Keynote presentation – Yukon Huang, Chinese economic trends (4:45-5:30pm)
  • Delegates dismissed for dinner (9th street recommended) (6:00pm)

April 7, 2013: UNC – Global Fedex Center (times tbd)

  • Delegate registration (9:00-10:00am)
  • Breakfast (9:00-10:00am)
  • Peter Coclanis(Director of the Global Research Institute) (10:00-10:30am)
  • Keynote presentation – Marc Ross(10:45-11:30)
  • Lunch(11:45-1:00pm)
  • Panel: Hanling Yang (EDF China Deputy Director); Mark Laabs (COO of Climate Bridge in China); Christine Boyle(Environmental Policy and Planning Specialist); Elizabeth Sasser (Policy Advisor at US Dept. of Energy, Office of the President) (1:00-2:30pm)
  • Student Presentation(s):(speakers TBD) (2:45-3:45pm)
  • Round Robin: Yan Song(UNC prof of city and urban planning), Robert Hall(Senior Engineer at AMEC Environment & Infrastruction), Joe Rogers(Asian Investment Professional) (4:00-4:45pm)
  • Closing Statements (5:00-5:15pm)


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