Global Think In Beijing

XIQING GAO | Xiqing Gao is a Professor of Law at Tsinghua University Law School. He was vice chair, president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corporation, China's sovereign wealth fund, from 2007-2014. Previously, he served as vice chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China from 2003-2007, following his tenure as vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) from 1999-2003. He is a trustee of Duke University.
YANG LAN (MODERATOR) | Yang Lan is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show host. She is the Cofounder and Chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. In 2013, Forbes ranked her among the 100 World’s Most Powerful Women.
KAIFU LEE | Dr. Kai-Fu Lee founded Innovation Works in September, 2009. Innovation Works is a business creation platform geared to create the next wave of Chinese high-tech companies and to mentor the next-generation of Chinese entrepreneurs. It is focused on Internet, Mobile Internet, and cloud computing. Prior to starting Innovation Works, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China. Previously, he held senior positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee received his Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lee is the author of five best-selling books in China, and has given speeches to about half a million students in China. Dr. Lee has an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the City University of Hong Kong. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was selected by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.
CAROL GLUCK (MODERATOR) | Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University, specializing in the history of modern Japan, international relations, and public memory. Her books include Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period, Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon, and her forthcoming Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory. She is currently Co-chair of the Trustees Emeriti of the Asia Society, member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society and the Weatherhead Foundation, elected Councilor of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. A nationally and internationally known scholar and public intellectual, she is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government. An award-winning teacher, she has taught undergraduates, graduate and professional school students at Columbia for more than four decades. She is a founding member, and now chair, of Columbia's Committee on Global Thought.
JOSEPH STIGLITZ | Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, a University Professor at Columbia University, and a member of the CGT. He is currently Co-Founder and Co-President of Columbia's Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute, and Co-Chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He has served as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, and Chair of the UN Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, among others. He is the author or co-author of over 300 articles and over 30 books, including most recently The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, published in 2016. Professor Stiglitz is credited with the creation of a new branch of economics, the economics of information, and is considered one of the world’s most influential living economists.
BERNARD HARCOURT | Bernard Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, a CGT member, and director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. He also serves as Directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales in Paris, and is currently a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies. His scholarship focuses on social and critical theory, with a particular interest in punishment and surveillance. He also offers pro bono legal services for death row inmates. His most recent book, Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, explores how contemporary media shapes the circulation of power in society.
SHARON MARCUS | Sharon Marcus is the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Dean of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, as well as a Fellow of the New York Institute for Humanities. She specializes in 19th-century British and French literature, with a focus on performance studies, theater, and the novel; literary theory; and gender and sexuality studies. Professor Marcus is also the founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Public Books, an online review of books and arts. She is the author of two prize-winning books: Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999) and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton University Press, 2007). She is a member of the CGT.
ANLA CHENG | Anla Cheng is a senior partner of Sino-Century, a China Private Equity Fund, and Chief Executive Officer of SupChina, a digital news outlet geared toward connecting English speaking millennials with the Chinese diaspora. She is a member of the National Committee of U.S. China Relations and Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Business Committee Chair of the China Institute.


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