Advisory Committee

CALHOUN, Craig*

Craig Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy, and economics. He took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council. Professor Calhoun took a DPhil in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master in Social Anthropology at Manchester. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at LSE, the NYLO...


COOPER, Richard

Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University.  He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity.  He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under-Secretary of State for Economic  Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers...


DIERKSMEIER, Claus

CLAUS DIERKSMEIER is Associate Professor for Philosophy at Stonehill College in Boston Massachusetts. He has a special interest in the theory of freedom and the history of liberal thought in Europe, North and South America. He has published several books on legal, political, and religious philosophy, and currently studies the ethics of globalization and corporate social responsibility....


ETZIONI, Amitai

  Amitai Etzioni received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958 and served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House on domestic affairs from 1979-1980. In 1980, Etzioni was named the first University Professor at The George Washington University, where he is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Ca...


LIN, Justin

Lin is the founder and first director of the China Center for Economic Research and a former professor of economics at Peking University and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received an MBA degree from National Chengchi University in 1978, a Master's degree in political economy from Peking University in 1982, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986. He was one of the first PRC citizens to receive a PhD in economics from Chicago, and is a leading Chinese economist; he serves as a consultant to major international organizations and is on ...


LI Yansong

Li Yansong was born in October, 1964 in Jilin Province. He is currently the Vice President and Standing Committee member of the Party Committee of Peking University. He assists the President of Peking University in dealings with affairs related to international cooperation, as well as the development of relationships with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In this capacity, Vice President Li manages the activities of foreign experts, overseas students, the Confucius Institute, the Beijing Forum, and the Guiyang Conference. Li Yansong began his studies in the Department of International Politi...


MOTE, Clayton Daniel

Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr. is President of the National Academy of Engineering and Regents Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Mote earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of California, Berkeley in mechanical engineering between 1959 and 1963. After a postdoctoral year in England and three years as an assistant professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, he returned to Berkeley to join the faculty in mechanical engineering for the next 31 years. He and his students investigated the dynamics, stability, and control of high-speed rotating...


ROCKEFELLER, Steven*

Steven Rockefeller is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as Dean of the College.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, his Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and his Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University.  He is the author of John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism (Columbia, 1991) and the co-editor of two collections of essays: The Christ and the Bodhisattva (SUNY, 1987) and Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religio...


SANDEL, Michael

  Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy since 1980. His recent book, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: What should be the role of money and markets in our society?   Sandel's work has been translated into 23 languages.  His books include Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 1982, 2nd edition, 1998), Democracy's Discontent (Harvard University Press, 1996), P...


SCHWARCZ, Vera

Vera Schwarcz is Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University. She received her B.A. from Vassar College, M.A. from Yale, M.A.A. from Wesleyan University, and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Born in Romania in 1947, Schwarcz has taught Chinese history at Stanford University, Wesleyan University, as well as at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Beijing University and Centre Chine in Paris. She is serving currently as Director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies and Chair of the East Asian Studies Program at Wesleyan. She is the author of eight books, including the pr...


SHI Yongmin

Shi Yongmin is the founder and chairman of Julink Investments Co., Ltd, an integrated enterprise that has expanded into the business of venture capital and private equity investment, communication and media, manufacturing and 3rd-party logistics.  Shi received his B.S. in Power Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986 and an EMBA from the first graduating class of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) in 2004. Shi established Julink Investments in Hong Kong in 1993.  He also co-founded Tibet Natural Agriculture and Food Co., Ltd, a leading enterpri...


SHUN, Kwong-loi

Professor Shun Kwong-loi is currently Chair Professor of Philosophy, Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture, and Head of New Asia College. He grew up in Hong Kong and received his B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong in 1975. He taught high school mathematics for a number of years after graduation, simultaneously undertaking studies leading to an external B.A. in Philosophy from the University of London and an M. Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong, both completed in 1978. He started the study of Chinese Philosophy at the New Asia Institute of ...


SIEVERT, Hans-Wolf

Born in Osnabrück in 1941, Hans-Wolf Sievert received his Dipl.rer.pol from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1968 and his Dr.rer.soc.oec from the University of Linz in 1971. Following graduation became involved with trade between Germany and Hong Kong and between 1971 and 1972 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Psychology at the University of Linz. From 1972-1979, Sievert worked at Deutsche Bank AG and rose to become the Bank Director of the International Department. Further History: Since 1980  Sievert AG 1986 – 2005  Chairman of the Executive...


SPENCE, Michael*

A. Michael Spence is William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Spence, whose scholarship focuses on economic policy in emerging markets, the economics of information, and the impact of leadership on economic growth, was chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (2006 - 2010), a global policy group focused on strategies for prod...


SUN Zhen

Sun Zhen, economist, educator, and politician, was born in Shandong in 1934. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from Taiwan University and Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma University. Sun has served as the President of Taiwan University, the Chair of the Board of Financial Group at the Industrial Technology Research Institute, and the Minister of National Defense....


WIELAND, Josef

Josef Wieland has been Professor of Business Administration and Economics, specializing in Business Ethics at the Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) since 1995. He is Head of the Constance Institute for Intercultural Management, Values and Communication and the Centre for Business Ethics. He was awarded the Max Weber Prize for Business Ethics by the German Federation of Industries in 1999 and the Prize for Applied Research by the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2004. He is a member of the CSR forum established by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The fo...


WU Zhiliang

Wu Zhiliang was born in Guangdong Province in 1964. He studied Portuguese at Beijing Foreign Language University and went to Portugal for advanced studies, at the School of Literature at Lisbon University and the Law School of Portuguese Catholic University. He then received his Ph.D. in history from Nanjing University. In 1988 he joined the Macau Foundation and became a member of the Administrative Committee in 1992. He is now President of the Macau Foundation, Director of the Macau Center of Sciences and Arts, Chair of the Macau Adult Education Society and Public Administration Society, ...


XIANG Bing

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and a Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a leading business school in China with headquarters in Beijing, satellite campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Established in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is a not-for-profit organization and China’s first privately funded and faculty-governed business school. Under Dr. Xiang’s leadership, CKGSB has developed in under 10 years into a promine...


YUAN Jinhua

Yuan Jinhua is the Vice President, a board member, and one of the four main founders of the Sany Group. He currently is also the Chairman of Sany Heavy Machinery Ltd. Born in April 1959, he is currently a student at CEIBS EMBA. Yuan studied in Harbin Industry University (graduate class of 1977), and was assigned to the Machinery Factory of the former Ministry of Industry and Weapons. In 1986 he founded with his colleagues Liang Wengen, Tang Xiuguo, Mao Zhongwu, etc., a welding materials factory in the town of Maotang, and co-founded the Sany Group, entering the market of engineering machin...


ZHOU Junji

Zhou Junji is Chairman of the Board at Sinyi Realty Inc. He is recognized as one of the creative leaders in the real estate industry, who has not only built a fast-growing company, but has also constantly reinvented the "standard" approaches to the business. He provides a new template for service and hopes to make the real estate business a model for other growing service industries....


ZHOU Qifeng

Zhou Qifeng (simplified Chinese: 周其凤; traditional Chinese: 周其鳳; pinyin: Zhōu Qífèng, born October 1947) is a Chinese chemist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He succeeded Xu Zhihong to the office of the President of Peking University on November 14, 2008. Zhou Qifeng was an undergraduate student in Peking University from 1965 to 1970, and became a faculty member immediately after his graduation in 1970. He was studying in University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1980 to 1983 and returned to Peking University after receiving his PhD degree. He was selected to be an acad...


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