Yuen Yuen Ang – Does Corruption Really Disappear as Countries Grow Richer?

Speaker: Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Discussant: Patrick O. Okigbo, founder of Nextier and M-RCBG senior fellow This webinar is part of M-RCBG's weekly Business & Government Series. Yuen Yuen Ang is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016) and China's Gilded Age: The […]

Victoria Chen – Coastal Formosan, Nuclear Austronesian, and beyond: How do Formosan languages Inform Theories of Austronesian Expansion?

Presented via Zoom

The Indigenous languages of Taiwan feature two patterns of morphological discrepancy. First, only some possess a symmetrical morphological paradigm associated with a phenomenon known as ‘noun-verb homophony'. Second, only a handful of the languages allow the Proto-Austronesian stative affix ma- to be used in a transitive clause. This talk addresses how these two foci of variation inform our understanding of the Austronesian diaspora and further explains how new comparative data on these phenomena offers a simpler answer to two ongoing debates in the field.

Wendy Leutert – The Reform & Global Expansion of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Speaker: Wendy Leutert, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. Discussant: Meg Rithmire, F. Warren MacFarlan Associate Professor in Business, Government, and International Economy, Harvard Business School. Hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School Presented via Zoom Register at: […]

Roselyn Hsueh – Micro-Institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia

Speaker: Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University Hsueh will discuss how her book’s Strategic Value Framework shows that the perceived strategic value orientation of state elites rooted in significant phases of internal and external pressures shape dominant patterns of market governance, which vary by country and sector within country. Specifically, Hsueh’s research […]

Jun Jing – Meaningful Dying and End of Life Care in China

Presented via Zoom

Topics: Improving end of life care in China represents one particularly important opportunity to enhance the well-being of the country’s older adult population as they enter their final phase of […]