Penn China Research Symposium

9:00am - 6:00pm | Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please join us for this year’s Penn China Research Symposium on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Symposium highlights China-related research from across the University, and this year will address topics including the Future of U.S. – China Relations, urban design and sustainability, and healthcare and biotechnology, as well as include high-level speakers from both the United States and China, including Ambassador Huang Ping, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in New York and the Honorable Robert Work, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and current Perry World House Distinguished Visiting Fellow. 

To view the current agenda and RSVP please click here.


8:30 am – 9:15 am                  Registration and Breakfast

9:15 am – 9:20 am                  Call to Order and Welcome

                                                Scott Moore, Penn Global

9:20 am – 9:30 am                  Introduction of Amb. Huang Ping

                                                Amy Gadsden, Penn Global

9:30 am – 10:15 am                Opening Remarks with Question and Answer [Topic TBC]

Ambassador Huang Ping, Consul-General of the People’s Republic Of China

10:15 am – 10:30 am              Break

10:30 am – 11:45 am              Policy Session I: The Future of U.S. – China Relations 

Jim McGann (Chair), Jacques DeLisle, Law; Neysun Mahboubi, Center for the Study of Contemporary China; Samm Sacks, New America; Kaiser Kuo, Next40

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm              Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm                Remarks from the Provost (introduced by Zeke Emanuel)

                                                Wendell Pritchett, University Provost

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm                  Policy Session II: China’s Urban Past, Present, and Future 

Eugenie Birch (Chair); Zhongjie Lin, Design; Chao Guo, SP2; Tong Ming, Design; Sophie Hochhausel, Design; Bill Whitaker, Design 

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm                  Break

2:30 – 3:45 pm                        Policy Session III: China and the Future of Healthcare, Biotechnology, and the Environment

Zeke Emanuel, Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives (Chair); Lyle Ungar, Psychology and Computer and Information Sciences; Jonathan Moreno, Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Emily Hannum, Sociology; Tom Parsons, Veterinary Medicine

4:00 – 5:00 pm                        Concluding Keynote Address with Question and Answer 

Hon. Robert Work, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Perry World House; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

5:00 – 6:00 pm                        Chinese New Year Reception