Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Columbia University
About the Forum
The 2018 Future China Education Forum will highlight the key question, “What comes first, a question or an opportunity?” The theme arose from the dramatic increase of innovative solutions to traditional problems in education that exists across many borders. The discussion of the issue could shed light on the hidden rationales behind many decisions, and explain the successes and failures found in the cases we selected. Through panel discussions, we aspire to provide opportunities for all participants to share, to learn, to think and to question.
The Future China Education Forum was founded in 2017 to provide a platform that allows critical thinkers and problem solvers from China and the United States to discuss education- related issues and ways to potentially solve them. These issues are varied; some are common to many countries across the globe, while others are unique to China.
The 2018 Forum is organized by Columbia University's Teachers College and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at TC (TCCSSA), and is supported by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.
4:55 - 5:15 p.m. Special Talk on cross-cultural communication
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Future China Career Fair
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN; Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace
Associate Dean of School of Arts and Communication, Beijing Normal University, Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Sr. Director of Curriculum and Assessment, CEO Office at VIPKID
Founding partner of Blue Elephant Capital
Adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and associate at Columbia University’s School for Professional Studies
Founding director of research and learning design, Portfolio School
Former CCTV host, producer, founder of Beijing Youyang Growth Media
Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
Director of Student Life at Riverdale Country School
CEO of Heart Space
Former Vice Provost of Peking University, Executive Dean of Yuanpei College
Success Academy SEL teacher
Managing director of Shanghai Paddyfield Education & Technology Co., Ltd., the former director of China Welfare Institute Nursery, the 12th Shanghai Committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the executive council of Shanghai Young Intellectuals Association, Shanghai council member of Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Associate Professor and advisor for student teachers of East China Normal University.
Head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues: The World School
Assistant professor of Faculty Education, Beijing Normal University
Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University
Stanford University Economics Department and Rural Education Action Program
Co-Founder of the Zigen Fund for Grassroots Development in Rural China, Co-founder of China Zigen Rural Education and Development Association