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