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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Barry Naughton, Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego

Barry Naughton is the So Kuanlok Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego, and a specialist on the Chinese economy. His comprehensive study, The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth (MIT Press, 2007) has been translated into Chinese and Korean. A revised and updated edition is forthcoming in 2017. His first book, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 (Cambridge University Press, 1995) won the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. Naughton publishes extensively in top economics and social science journals. He also publishes regular quarterly analyses of China’s economic policy-making online at China Leadership Monitor. Naughton received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1986. He spent fall 2012 and 2013 as a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, Director of the Center for Economy and Society, Cornell University

Victor G. Nee is an American sociologist known for his work in economic sociology. He is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell University. Nee received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York ( 1994-1995), and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1996-1997). He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics by Lund University in Sweden in 2013.



Invited Speakers

cf Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for Interstional Studies and Global Engagement Professor of Geography, Professor of Asian American Studies

University of California at Los Angeles

alt Piper R. Gaubatz, Professor, Associate Department Head

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
alt Tao Hong, Associate Professor at School of Management

Harbin Institute of Technology
alt John R. Logan, Professor of Sociology

Brown University
alt Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor

Michigan State University
alt Lijuan Si, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics

Lanzhou University
alt Fubing Su, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies

Vassar College
alt Michael F. Timberlake, Professor of Sociology

University of Utah
alt Lili Wei, Professor of Economics, School of Economics

Lanzhou University
alt Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University and Director of the Urban Planning program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Columbia University
alt Wei Xu, Professor in the Department of Geography and The Prentice Institute

University of Lethbridge
alt Tianxin Zhang, Associate professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Peking University
alt Xiaoling Zhang, Associate Professor

City University of Hong Kong
alt Siqi Zheng, Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) and Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)
alt Shangyi Zhou, Professor in School of Geography Head of Institute of Regional and Urban Planning

Beijing Normal University