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Su Mang, President and CEO of Trends Media Group, speaks at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Harvard China Forum at Memorial Church on Sunday. The Forum served as an opportunity for prominent leaders to speak on China-related issues throughout the weekend.
Speeches and panels fell under this year’s theme of “defining the Chinese dream,” and addressed the challenges of entrepreneurship in China.
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin M. Rudd urged the U.S. and Chinese governments to develop a common strategic narrative to improve their relations during a panel.
Former United Nations Security Council president Kishore Mahbubani argued that the U.S. needs to begin considering a world in which China is the primary superpower on Wednesday night.
Harvard has authorized the opening of three new offices abroad in Cape Town, Beijing, and Mumbai, which would join the 16 existing international offices.
“I wish [Divest Harvard] would focus on accomplishing what we want to accomplish, which is have an effect on climate change,” University President Drew G. Faust said.
Keynote speakers at the Harvard US-China Economic Forum stressed the importance of building economic relationships abroad, as well as fostering connections among domestic groups, on Saturday.
In a speech in Beijing Tuesday morning, University President Drew G. Faust reiterated her argument that universities can help combat climate change through their research endeavors.
University President Drew G. Faust with President of China Xi Jinping
University President Drew G. Faust met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and invited the Chinese leader to visit Harvard’s campus on a future trip to the United States.
A week after visiting Selma, Ala., University President Drew G. Faust is set to appear in China on Sunday to “shar[e] her vision for the future” of Harvard with alumni in Beijing.
The title of Changjiang Scholar is often considered the most prestigious academic award conferred in China, and is rarely granted to foreigners or to social scientists.
The Harvard China Project, a research program on China's environment and energy system based at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, plans to use grant money it received to conduct research on the future of renewable energy sources in China.
Several Harvard faculty members said the announcement of new U.S. and China targets for carbon emissions signifies first step for international cooperation to combat climate change.
Will China stand in Russia's way or partner with it to create a new world order? Expert Vitaly Kozyrev discussed that question Wednesday afternoon.