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2013 Global Alumni Conference in Shanghai

In celebration of the launch of NYU Shanghai, the University’s third portal campus, NYU Stern held its biennial Global Alumni Conference in our newest home of Shanghai June 20-22, 2013. Alumni from Stern’s global network of 100,000 reconnected as a community, exchanged ideas, and engaged in conversations with Stern faculty, and key business and civic leaders from Asia. Andre J.L. Koo, MBA 1994, Member, NYU Stern Board of Overseers; Chairman, Chailease Holding Company Limited and Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992, Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com, co-chaired the Shanghai 2013 Host Committee. See photos and watch videos from the 2013 Global Alumni Conference below.


Conference Schedule

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Friday, June 21

Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern

SHEN Xiaoming, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal Government

In his new book TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, Peter Henry argues that the common thread among successfully emerging economies is a disciplined, long-term commitment to pragmatic growth, executed with both vigilance and flexibility. Discussing the various development experiences across countries, Dean Henry addressed issues of discipline, clarity, and trust in a global economic context.


Featuring:
  • Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • ZHU Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Moderated by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist

Panelists:
  • QIAO Yide, Vice Chairman & Secretary General, Shanghai Development Research Foundation
  • Michael Spence, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern

The development of the Chinese economy has been accompanied by shifting social expectations of companies and the way in which they do business. Professors Michael Posner and Bruce Buchanan of NYU Stern's Business and Society Program sat down with industry representatives to discuss the changing dynamics of manufacturing and labor in China.

Moderated by Raji Jagadeesan, Associate Dean, China Initiatives, NYU Stern

Panelists:
  • Bruce Buchanan, C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics, NYU Stern
  • Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society, NYU Stern, and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of State
  • Louis Woo, Chairman, NC-IH Holdings Limited, a member of Foxconn Technology Group
  • YIN Guoxin, President, Chenfeng Group

Featuring:
  • Scott Galloway (Moderator), Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern & CEO, L2
  • Robert Salomon, MPhil 2000, PhD 2002, Associate Professor of International Management, and Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics, NYU Stern
  • Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern

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Saturday, June 22

As the newest portal campus of NYU’s innovative Global Network University, NYU Shanghai will offer students a world-class education in this dynamic and increasingly international city. Chancellor YU Lizhong, Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman, and Dean of Business and Engineering Eitan Zemel discussed this historic milestone in higher education.

Moderated by: Eitan Zemel, W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern

NYU Shanghai: Innovation in Chinese Higher Education, Innovation in Global Higher Education

Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai

How Chinese Higher Education Will Change Between Now and 2022

Featuring:
  • Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai; Moderator
  • CHEN Qun, President, East China Normal University
  • TONG Shijun, Chairman, University Council, East China Normal University
  • YU Lizhong, Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
Compare & Contrast: How China and America Differ in Their Approach to Fostering Innovation & Creativity
Ken Miller, Chairman, Advisory Board, NYU Shanghai Program on Innovation & Creativity; Senior Advisor, Teneo Holdings, LLC

How the NYU Shanghai Major Bridges Two Trends
Eitan Zemel, W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern

How the NYU Shanghai Model Attracts People Like Me
CHEN Yuxin, Wenliang Wang Distinguished Global Professor of Business, NYU Shanghai


NYU Stern Professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Engle presented his studies on global market volatility, exploring the factors that influence financial risk and stability. A panel of leading experts then joined him for a discussion of the future of banking and finance in China.

Featuring:
  • Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services and Director, The Volatility Institute, NYU Stern
  • HUANG Yiping, National School of Development, Peking University; Former Chief Economist, Emerging Asia, Barclays Capital; and Former Chief Asia Economist, CItigroup
  • Timothy Moe, MBA 1984, Managing Director, Global Economics, Commodities, & Strategy Research, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

  • Adam Brandenburger, J.P. Valles Professor of Business Economics and Strategy; Vice Dean for Graduate Education, NYU Stern
  • Jessy Hsieh, MBA 2010, Associate Director for Graduate Education and Adjunct Instructor, NYU Stern
Moderated by Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern

Featuring:
  • James Liang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ctrip.com
  • YANG Chen, Founder and Managing Director, Red Fields Partners
In its massive transition from rural to urban, China is now facing daunting challenges of quality and efficiency. Paul Romer, NYU Stern Professor and Director of the Urbanization Project, explored what lessons can be learned from China's urbanization experience.

  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern