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New Haven and The Innovation Economy Positioning New Haven as a Global Destination with Town-Gown Cooperation and Resolve

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Co-hosted by The Yale-China Association, Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing.

Time and Location

Sunday, 04/08/2018
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A:   7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Walk-ins are not acceptable.
Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

The Hon. Toni Harp, the first woman mayor of New Haven, and graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, will speak on the status of New Haven, its productive partnership with Yale, and the City’s new Sister City relationship with Changsha. The Mayor is visiting China with a delegation of New Haven citizens representing education, business, technology, medicine and the arts, and will travel to Hunan for official ceremonies and business development after her visit to Beijing.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker

Toni Harp
Mayor of New Haven

An abiding commitment to social justice steers Mayor Harp’s career in public service. Her interest in urban planning led her to serve as a member of New Haven’s Board of Aldermen, then for 21 years as state Senator for Connecticut’s 10th District. She was recently elected to a third term as mayor. Throughout her career, her policy priorities have centered on full access to affordable healthcare, public safety and an equitable criminal justice system, public education, with particular emphasis on early childhood learning and literacy, and job creation and economic development.

Toni Harp has lived in New Haven for more than 40 years and was the Homeless Service Director at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center for more than 20 years.

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