Past Events Hosted by UChicago Global

Undersecretary Geri Richmond (Department of Energy), President Paul Alivisatos (UChicago), and President and CEO Antoine Petit (CNRS)

Discovery Beyond Borders: Investments in Science and What Global Partnership Means for Chicago 

June 6, 2023

To tackle the world’s most pressing issues, collaboration across both scientific and geographic boundaries is critical. It takes many perspectives and infrastructure at scale to find viable solutions that create real global impact. Join Executive Vice President Juan de Pablo for a conversation with leadership from several of the world’s top research organizations as they discuss institutional priorities, investments in science and technology and what global partnership means for scientific discovery and the City of Chicago.

This event was held as part of the opening activities of the CNRS-University of Chicago International Research Center for Fundamental Scientific Discovery (IRC Discovery).

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Addressing the Climate & Energy Challenge

UChicago-Peking University Joint Forum 2022: Addressing the Climate & Energy Challenge

October 12-November 5, 2022

The climate and energy challenge is inherently global as individual nations cannot control the global thermostat in isolation and must collaborate to curb the consequences of climate change. Join the University of Chicago and Peking University for a joint forum convening academics, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders to discuss how the US and China – the two largest carbon producers – and the world are addressing the climate and energy challenge. The panel discussions elaborate on the impact climate change is having on civilization and how innovative technology, arts and the humanities, public policy, and industry are working to address this challenge. The forum highlights the conflicting goals of confronting climate change and how decisions made today will impact all of humanity for years to come.

Hosted in partnership with Peking University

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US-China Forum 2021: Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare

US-China Forum 2021: Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare

November 16-18, 2021

The US-China Forum 2021: Addressing Inequality and Promoting Social Welfare explored the ways in which social policy and social service provision are leveraged to address social problems in the US and China. Through a series of panel discussions, the Forum explored government policy in response to a range of social issues, the ways in which policy and program delivery are implemented on the ground, and the shifting division of labor among state, market, and civil society actors in social welfare provision. The forum convened leading UChicago and Chinese scholars to explore these issues and the implications they suggest for social policy development and implementation.

Hosted in partnership with the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

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Tenth Anniversary of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

The Tenth Anniversary of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

January 5-28, 2021

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing celebrated its tenth anniversary with programming that demonstrates the University’s broad and deep history of engagement with China. Featuring collaborative research projects between UChicago faculty and Chinese colleagues across the full spectrum of the University's disciplinary strengths, these events demonstrated the Center in Beijing's role as an extension of the intellectual life of the University in China.

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US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art  |  中美論壇-2020: 藝術這事

February 6, 2020

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art was convened by UChicago Arts and UChicago Global in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, and explored how China and the United States intersect, interact, and overlap through the arts. The program featured in-depth conversations between renowned artists and distinguished UChicago faculty members. The forum set the stage for the exhibition, The Allure of Matter, co-presented by the Smart Museum of Art and Wrightwood 659.    

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Fifth Anniversary Celebration for the UChicago Center in Delhi

November 9, 2019

The Center in Delhi celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2019. This event celebrated academic collaborations between UChicago and India as well as the partnerships that have been established in the region. The celebration both provided an avenue to showcase the work of the Center and included an unveiling of the skull cast of the Rajasaurus Narmadensis, the first fossil remains of a dinosaur found in India, discovered by UChicago Professor and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno. Visit the event page to view the insightful panel discussions featuring some of UChicago's and India's brightest minds.

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US-China Forum 2017: Innovation on the Urban-Rural Continuum

October 12, 2017

This was the third US-China Forum hosted by the University of Chicago and co-sponsored by the China-US Exchange Foundation. For this year's forum, we invited scholars, policymakers, and private-sector innovators to examine the way in which innovations in "rural" and "urban" settings are shaping our political, cultural, and economic dialogues. 

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