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2013 Global Alumni Conference in Shanghai

NYU Stern hosts its biennial Global Alumni Conference in Asia, June 20-22, in celebration of the launch of NYU Shanghai.

Shanghai Conference 2013
In celebration of the launch of NYU Shanghai, the University’s third portal campus, NYU Stern will hold its biennial Global Alumni Conference in our newest home of Shanghai on June 20-22, 2013. Alumni from Stern’s global network of 100,000 will reconnect as a community, exchange ideas, and engage in conversations with Stern faculty, and key business and civic leaders from Asia.

Join the conversation: #SternChina

Conference Schedule

If you're a member of the NYU Stern alumni network, visit the alumni site to register.

Thursday, June 20
Opening Reception
Kathleen's Waitan Restaurant and Cocktails, Puxi
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Welcoming Remarks:
  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern
  • William R. Berkley, BS 1966, Vice Chairman, NYU Trustees; Chairman, NYU Stern Board of Overseers; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • Andre J.L. Koo, MBA 1994, Co-Chair, Shanghai 2013 Host Committee; Member, NYU Stern Board of Overseers; Chairman, Chailease Holding Company Limited
  • Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992, Co-Chair, Shanghai 2013 Host Committee; Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com
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Friday, June 21
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue

Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks
8:30 AM
Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern

Morning Plenary Session: Focus on TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth
9:15 – 10:15 AM
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 will address issues of discipline, clarity, and trust in a global economic context.

Featuring:
  • James T. Areddy, Shanghai Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern
Break
10:15 AM

In Conversation with ZHU Min
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Featuring:
  • Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • ZHU Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Ideas Exchange: China's Economy in Transition
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Moderated by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist

Panelists:
  • Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; and Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, The World Bank
  • Michael Spence, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern
Luncheon
12:30 – 2:00 PM

Manufacturing in China: Business as a Force for Change?
2:00 – 3:00 PM
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 will sit 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
Break
3:00 PM

Innovation Module: The Future of Luxury
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Opening remarks and moderation by Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern, and Founder / CEO of L2

Featuring:
  • 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
Champagne Reception Featuring Moët Hennessy
5:00 – 6:30 PM

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Saturday, June 22
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue

Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Opening Showcase: NYU Shanghai & The Global Network University
9:00 – 10:45 AM
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 will discuss this historic milestone in higher education.

Featuring:
  • CHEN Yuxin, Wenliang Wang Distinguished Global Professor of Business, NYU Shanghai
  • Jeffrey Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • YU Lizhong, Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • Eitan Zemel, Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern
Break
10:45 AM

Global Financial Stability: How Does China Measure Up?
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NYU Stern Professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Engle will present his studies on global market volatility, exploring the factors that influence financial risk and stability. A panel of leading experts will then join 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.
Luncheon
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Transfer to Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Attendees will be escorted on a walk across the street. Shuttle service will also be available.

Educational Innovation at NYU Stern and Beyond
2:00 - 2:30 PM
  • 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
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Roundtable
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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
  • Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992, Co-Chair, Shanghai 2013 Host Committee; Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com
Urbanization as Opportunity: China Case Study
3:15 – 4:15 PM
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, will explore what lessons can be learned from China's urbanization experience.

Closing Remarks
4:15 – 4:30 PM
  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern
Transfer to The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
4:30 PM
Attendees will be escorted on a walk across the street. Shuttle service will also be available.

Closing Dinner
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Pudong
7:00 PM – Midnight
Cocktail attire
Cocktail Reception (7:00 – 8:30 PM)
Closing Dinner (8:30 PM – Midnight)

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