The conference, which is free and open to the public, will include panel discussions and two keynote addresses by leading scholars and experts on Chinese politics, economics, history, foreign affairs, and science and technology.

WHEN: April 3 & 4, 2014

WHERE: Bucknell University, Elaine Langone Center (except where noted)

WHAT: Leading scholars and experts on Chinese politics, economics, history, foreign affairs, and science and technology.

Schedule of Events:

  • Opening address by John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor
    of Political Science, University of Chicago. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building . (Learn more)
  • Chinese Innovation in History: Panel discussion chaired by Jim Orr, associate professor and Chair, East Asian Studies department, Bucknell University. 8:40 – 10:20 a.m. Friday, April 4, Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Special Business and Economics Panel: Moderated by Michael Johnson-Cramer, director, School of Management, Bucknell University. Friday, April 4, 10:50 –11:50 a.m. Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Luncheon address: "China's Innovation-Driven Development Strategies."
    Mr. Dongbai Ye, Counselor for Science and Technology, Consulate General of the P.R. China in New York. Center Room, Elaine Langone Center. (Learn more)
  • Innovation in Politics and Governance: Panel discussion chaired by David Mitchell, chair and associate professor, department of international relations, Bucknell University. Friday, April 4,  1:30 – 3 p.m. Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Innovation in Science and Technology:  Panel discussion chaired by Keith Buffinton, dean and professor, College of Engineering. Friday, April 4, 3:20 - 4:50 p.m. Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
  • Full conference schedule

Conference Details


Dongbai Ye

Dongbai Ye

Luncheon address: "China's Innovation-Driven Development Strategies." Mr. Dongbai Ye, Counselor for Science and Technology, Consulate General of the P.R. China in New York. 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, Center Room, Elaine Langone Center.

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