Events

Fairbank Center Inaugural Director’s Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Economy

Read a summary of the event here. Moderator and Commentator: Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Presenter: Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for China and Mongolia Commentators: Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings …

Fairbank Center Inaugural Director’s Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Economy

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in China, India, and the United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URIoKLJrb8o https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/impact-of-covid-19-on-mental-health-in-china-india-and-the-us-fairbank-center-directors-seminar?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Read the transcript of the event here. Moderator: Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Panelists: Xiao Shuiyuan, Professor, Central South University, Xianya School of Public Health …

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in China, India, and the United States

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar – Myths and Realities in Sino-American Relations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1oY9_6u0qY&t=2137s https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/myths-and-realities-in-sino-american-relations-fairbank-center-directors-seminar?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Speaker: William Overholt, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy SchoolModerator: Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Introduction by: Winnie Chi-Man Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Department of Global …

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar – Myths and Realities in Sino-American Relations

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar Series featuring David Yang – AI-tocracy: the Political Economy of AI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jprZzHG68vE&feature=youtu.be https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/ai-tocracy-the-political-economy-of-ai-with-david-yang?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Read the transcript of the event here. Speaker: David Yang, Assistant Professor Economics, Harvard University The conventional wisdom suggests a misalignment between autocracy and technological innovation. In this project, we examine whether there exists a political and economic alignment between the monitoring aims of autocracies and the innovative aims of AI firms. We gather comprehensive …

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar Series featuring David Yang – AI-tocracy: the Political Economy of AI

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar featuring Kerry Ratigan – Social Policy and Decentralization in China

https://youtu.be/1zocRxRANdE https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/social-policy-and-decentralization-in-china-with-kerry-ratigan?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Speaker: Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst College China is widely known for its strong central government, but the center needs the provinces to implement policies using their knowledge of local conditions. However, provincial priorities sometimes conflict with those of the center. Drawing on research conducted for her forthcoming book, Let …

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar featuring Kerry Ratigan – Social Policy and Decentralization in China

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar featuring Martin K. Whyte – China’s Hukou System: How an Engine of Development Has Now Become a Major Obstacle

https://youtu.be/2H7cFvQqv-4 https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/chinas-hukou-system-with-martin-k-whyte?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Read the transcript of the event here. Speaker: Martin K. Whyte, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Sociology, Emeritus, and former director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University As the People’s Republic of China has pursued economic development over the decades, a central dilemma concerns how to treat its …

Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar featuring Martin K. Whyte – China’s Hukou System: How an Engine of Development Has Now Become a Major Obstacle