Engaging with China's Higher Education Reforms and Opening Up

October 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Denis Simon, Brad Farnsworth
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This talk will provide a detailed overview of China's overall higher education system and provide an analysis of on-going PRC initiatives to enhance the quality and performance of domestic universities, including the role of joint venture universities. It will examine the growing tensions between the stated desire for greater opening up and international cooperation in the education sphere with the desire for Chinese universities to fully embrace the ideas of Xi Jinping and deepen the role of the Party in university affairs. The talk will close with an assessment about what it will take for China to succeed in its efforts to become an education powerhouse in the 21st century.

The speaker, Dr. Denis Simon, is Senior Adviser to the President for China Affairs and Professor of the Practice at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. From 2015-2020, he served as the Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University. His teaching and research interests include global strategy; cross border technology management; R&D strategy; East Asian innovation and R&D systems; and China business and technology strategy.

The discussant, Brad Farnsworth, is vice president of the American Council on Education (ACE). He coordinates ACE's global engagement strategy, which engages associations, governments, and corporations outside the United States to advance the goals of higher education globally. He serves on several boards, including vice chair of the Alliance for International Exchange.

This event is co-sponsored by APSI and the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) and will be held online, via Zoom. Registration (required) >>

**If you require accommodation for the hearing impaired, please email apsi@duke.edu no later than Monday, October 19, 2020.**

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  • Asian/Pacific Studies Institute