THE 12TH LSE SU CHINA DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Riding Tides

in Uncertain Times

8 FEB 2020

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

ABOUT US

The LSE SU China Development Forum (CDF), co-organised by the LSE SU China Development Society and the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, was first founded in 2009. Over the past 11 years, the Forum has grown phenomenally to become the most experienced and the largest China-themed forum in Europe, with an audience of over 400. ​ The aim of the Forum is to provide a platform for both students interested in Chinese affairs as well as professionals well-versed in China studies to engage in vibrant intellectual discussions.

 

In its 12th year, 2020 CDF is titled “Riding Tides in Uncertain Times” to highlight China's challenge of navigating through the increasingly complex and volatile world. A rewarding voyage with world-class speakers from across the globe, 2020 CDF examined opportunities with China in diplomacy, environment, law and even fashion.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus threat, the organising committee took the difficult decision to cancel the 12th CDF to protect the wellbeing of our audience, speakers, student and staff. The Forum was conducted in the form of video interviews with speakers instead.

THIS YEAR'S PANELS

KEY SPEAKERS

Marielza Oliveira

Director, UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office; UNESCO Representative to China, North Korea, South Korea and Japan

Fan Cui

Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group LLC

Kerry Brown

Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, KCL

Sharmila Whelan

Deputy Chief Economist of Aletheia Capital

Andris Piebalgs

Professor, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute

Isabel Hilton OBE

CEO of ChinaDialogue, the first bilingual NPO on Chinese environment issues

Yang Yufeng

Honorary Fellow of Grantham Institute, ICL; Senior Consulting Expert, Asian Development Bank

Neil Hurst

Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation at the Grantham Institute, ICL; Author of “The Energy Conundrum, Climate Change, Global Prosperity, and the Tough Decisions We Have to Make”

Katherine Wilhelm

Executive Director, NYU US-Asia Law Institute

Junjian Liang

London-based managing partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chi Yin

Former Judge, Intermediate Court of Greater Chengdu; Research Scholar, NYU US-Asia Law Institute

Dean, School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion, UAL

José Teunissen

Zhang Huishan

RESHUFFLING THE WORLD ORDER

Western Responses to China's Rise

HEAL OUR WORLD

The Dialogue between China and the EU on Environmental Policy

HAMMER, SICKLE, AND THE SCALES OF JUSTICE

Progress and Challenges in Chinese Legal Development

VISUALISING CHINA

Embracing Fashion Culture with Globalisation

Kevin Poon

Co-Founder of streetwear brand CLOT, Fashion Designer

Sylvie Freund Pickavance

Group Director of Strategy and Business Development, Value Retail; Founder, Bicester Village Shopping Collection

International Chinese Designer of the Year, Elle China Style Awards; ‘Dragon Dress' couture on permanent exhibition at V&A Museum

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