Opening Conference: Yale Center Beijing

The Opening Conference on October 27, 2014 featured a series of conversations on important issues affecting China, the United States, and the world on topics including technology, healthcare, the environment, U.S.-China relations, asset management, and the role of the arts in society.

Opening Events

The following panels were broadcast live on October 27, 2014 and are available for viewing by clicking on the name of each panel below.

Opening Remarks by Edward A. Snyder, Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management

The Musical Impulse: Unlocking Creativity for the Individual, the Culture, and the Economy

Moderator: Robert Blocker, The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music and Professor of Piano, Yale School of Music

Panelists: Gao Jianjin, President, Institute of Music Education, Central Conservatory of Music; Klaus Heymann, Chairman, Naxos Group of Companies; Wang Cizhao, President, Central Conservatory of Music; Yu Long, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, China Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Director, Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras; Founding Artistic Director, Beijing Music Festival

China: Where Planetary Boundaries Meet Unprecedented Economic Growth   

Moderator: Sir Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean & Professor of Botony, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Panelists: Marian Chertow, Yale ’81 MPPM, ’00 Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management & Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Vice Minister Zhang Xinsheng, President, Chinese Education Association for International Exchange; President, International Union for Conservation of Nature; Executive Chairman, Eco-Forum Global; Xizhou Zhou, Director, IHS CERA; Yu Liang, President & CEO, Vanke Co. 

Improving Health and Wellness Outcomes through Creative Collaboration  

Moderator: Eric Scott Braverman, Yale ’97 B.A., ’02 J.D., Chief Executive Officer, The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation; Lecturer in the Practice of Government, Yale School of Management

Panelists: Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Scott A. Strobel, Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development & Deputy Provost for Teaching and Learning, Yale University; The Honorable Ann Veneman, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Zunyou Wu, M.D., Director, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Sponsored by Salubris Pharmaceuticals. 

Managing Capital in and for China: Where Will It Go from Here?  

Moderator: Zhiwu Chen, Yale ’90 Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

Panelists: Shirley Chen, Yale ’95 MBA, Chairwoman, CICC Private Equity; Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited; Meng Liang, Yale ’97 MPPM, Founding partner, Ascendent Capital Partners (Asia) Ltd.
Miao Jianmin, Vice Chairman and President, China Life Group; Yin Zhe, Founding Partner & Executive Director, Noah Holdings Ltd.; Founding Partner & CEO, Gophe

Sponsored by Noah Holdings Limited.

A Conversation on China with Stephen Roach and Zhang Lei

Introduction: James Levinsohn, Director, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs & Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management

Panelists: Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management; Former Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia; Zhang Lei, Yale ’02 MBA, ’02 M.A., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hillhouse Capital Management

Value Creation in Technology

Moderator: Neil Nanpeng Shen, Yale ’92, Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China

Panelists: Charles Chao, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Sina Co.; Chairman, Weibo Co.; Joe Tsai, Yale ’86 B.A., ’90 J.D., Executive Vice-Chairman, Alibaba Group; Bob Xiaoping Xu, Founding and Managing Partner, ZhenFund