September 2015

Condoleezza Rice keynotes inaugural
World Leaders Forum

Condoleezza Rice, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford, keynoted SCPKU's inaugural Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on September 22 and said that technology and education are key drivers in achieving sustainable urban development and cited opportunities for China and other developing countries to harness this innovation and mobilize human potential. Read more

SCPKU hosts urban sustainability program

The Stanford Office of International Affairs (OIA) recently awarded a seed grant to Zephyr Frank, Stanford Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program on Urban Studies, to convene an Urban Sustainability Expo and two workshops at SCPKU starting this fall.  These efforts are in partnership with universities in China on the theme of sustainable cities.  Professor Frank hopes the OIA grant will enable the Program on Urban Studies to establish a home base at SCPKU and conduct field research in Beijing.  Read more.


Stanford GSB ignites innovation

The second Stanford Ignite-Beijing program kicked off on September 11 with 30 participants attending the program at SCPKU.  Offered by Stanford GSB in six global locations as well as on campus, Stanford Ignite is a certificate program designed to teach innovators how to formulate, develop and commercialize their ideas.  The Beijing program will meet for seven weekends from September 11 to November 15, 2015.   Read more.


Faculty Fellow analyzes genetic architecture

Hua Tang, SCPKU Faculty Fellow and Stanford Associate Professor of Genetics, led a seminar at the center on September 9 focused on genetic architecture of complex traits through trans-ethnic analysis. She talked about the overlap between the genetic architecture of complex traits and human populations, and included a case study on plasma lipid concentration.


We look forward to hosting our newest SCPKU faculty and pre-doctoral fellows this academic year:  
  • Gary Darmstadt - Professor of Pediatrics, SCPKU Faculty Fellow, May 2016
  • Wesley Koo - Management Science and Engineering, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
  • Tricia Owlett - East Asian Languages and Cultures, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
  • Hangping Xu - East Asian Languages and Cultures, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-December 2015
  • David Yang - Economics, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, October-November 2015
  • Kaiping Zhang - Communications, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
  • Gary Zhao - Sociology, SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016


January 2016 Deadline for SCPKU Program Proposals and Applications

The deadline for the next round of applications for team-based faculty, faculty and pre-doctoral fellowships and graduate seminar faculty proposals is Friday, January 15, 2016.

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