December 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Speaks on Urbanization

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti visited SCPKU on November 20 and spoke at a conference focused on urbanization challenges and opportunities.  In addition to the mayor, participants included U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus and leadership from Stanford University, Peking University, the Los Angeles City Council, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.  Read more

Former Ambassador McFaul to Lead FSI

Michael McFaul, a Stanford political scientist and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has been selected as the next director of the university's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI).  McFaul takes the helm of FSI in January. Read more


SCPKU Holds International Diplomacy Lecture Series

The center hosted the International Diplomacy Lecture Series this fall which focused on driving discussions to better understand U.S. and cross-cultural diplomacy between the U.S., Asia, and China.  Speakers included Karl Eikenberry and Thomas Fingar from Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Terry Lautz from Syracuse University.  Read more.  

APARC Alumni Convene in Beijing

More than fifty former visiting fellows and scholars, and friends of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center joined faculty for a special evening at SCPKU which was part of an inaugural gathering held in Beijing in October.  Read more


SCPKU Hosts Entrepreneurship Class

Stanford and Peking University MBA students took the same Stanford Graduate School of Business "Startup Garage" entrepreneurship class in real time in September via SCPKU's innovative education technology- the Highly Immersive Classroom. Read more.

Stanford Engineering and BOSP Welcome Students 

The Technology and Engineering Study Tour in China (TECS) held a reception for Stanford, Peking University, and Tsinghua University engineering students at SCPKU on September 8.  Created by the Stanford School of Engineering and the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in 2013, TECS is a program that gives Stanford engineering students a window to understand technology and engineering businesses in China.  The SCPKU reception gave Stanford students the chance to interact with their counterparts from Peking University and Tsinghua University and discuss a wide range of issues including student life and entrepreneurship. Read more
Upcoming Event

SCPKU Faculty Fellow Szu-Chi Huang's public lecture "What Drives You?  A Dynamic Analysis of Motivation in Different Stages of Goal Pursuit," date and time TBD in early January 2015. 

Refer to the SCPKU website for the most current information on SCPKU-sponsored events.


January 2015 Deadline for SCPKU Program Proposals and Applications

The next round of applications for SCPKU faculty and pre-doctoral fellowships and faculty proposals for graduate seminars is Thursday, January 15, 2015.

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