Next Event

How will China shape our future?

Tuesday 14 February 2017, 4pm-6pm+ in LECC Training Rooms 1 & 2

Nobody who wants to understand, shape and anticipate our shared global future can reasonably ignore China. Whether we consider the fate of the global environment, the global economy, or global values and governance, we need to take China’s impact into account. At this event, experts working on different aspects of Chinese futures will introduce the key challenges and opportunities that the world will face as China continues to develop. They will also explore how these issues are understood from Chinese perspectives, and ask how we might respond to these perspectives.


4 x 10 minute talks by:

Shen Wei, Lancaster Confucius Institute

David Tyfield, Lancaster Environment Centre

Astrid Nordin,

Lancaster University Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion

Huang Shuangfa,

Lancaster University Chinese Society and Department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation

Followed by open discussion, wine and nibbles.

For those who want to, we will regroup, glass in hand, to discuss what all this means for us personally and our institutions, including the University. The event will bring together people from across the University, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting. We look forward to seeing you there.
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