Executive Committee

ENGLER, Bernd

Bernd Engler is the President of the University of Tübingen and Professor of American Studies at the University of Tübingen. His publications cover various aspects of American literature and culture, from the history of American apocalypticism in Millennial Thought in America: Historical and Intellectual Contexts, 1630-1860, ed. B. Engler, F.O. Fichte and O. Scheiding (2002) to postmodernism and recent theories of historiographic metafiction in Historiographic Metafiction in Modern American and Canadian Literature, ed. B. Engler and Kurt Müller (1994) and Re-Visioning...


LEISINGER, Klaus

Klaus M. Leisinger is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Fundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Novartis. Over the past 30 years, the foundation has pursued a coherent poverty-reduction strategy and served millions of people in low-income countries, by helping to cure leprosy, malaria, and tuberculosis, by health education, agricultural development, and  protection of vulnerable children. The foundation has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). In addition to his position at Nov...


STILZ, Eberhard

Eberhard Stilz, born in 1949, studied law and philosophy at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen. In 1976 he joined the higher judicial service of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. After less than a year as a judge at the district court of Tübingen, he moved to the Ministry of Justice, where he first worked in the Prison Department. Later he directed, among others, the Organization Unit in the Central Division. In 1990, Stilz was assigned to the coordinating committee for the formation of the federal state of Saxony. In November 1990, Stilz was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry...


TU Weiming

Tu Weiming is Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Peking University. A leading Confucian scholar, Tu is dedicated to interpreting Confucian classics and examining traditional Chinese culture, especially Confucian philosophy, in light of the various core values of Axial and non-Axial civilizations. He has advocated for “civilizational dialogue,” created the discourse of “dialogical civilization,” and identified the Chinese civilization as having the cultural feature of “learning to be human beings” and the cultural ability to integ...


WU Zhipan

Wu Zhipan is a Member of the Peking University Council, Executive Vice President and General Counselor of Legal Affairs of Peking University. He is also the Dean of Asia-Pacific Research Institute of Peking University and General Director of Financial Law Institute of Peking University. Wu assists the President of Peking University with the university's development and planning; oversees personnel, faculty, retired staff, domestic relations, alumni and legal affairs via the Department of Human Resources, Department of Retired Faculty, Office of Domestic Relations Committee, Office o...


YAN Wangjia

Yan Wangjia was born in Kunming, Yunnan Province, in 1969. After graduating from Fudan University, she studied abroad in the United States. In 1996, she obtained her Ph.D. degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and relocated in China the same year, when she established Venustech and served as CEO till now. During the past two decades, Venustech has been a pioneer in network security, with considerable shares of the market. Numerous awards were authorized to Yan Wangjia. She was awarded the May 4th Youth medal by the Central Committee of the Communist Young League an...


YUAN Ming

  Yuan Ming is Director of the Institute of International Relations and Director of the American Studies Center of Peking University. She studied English language and literature in the Western Languages Department of Peking University from 1962 to 1967 and then spent 8 years of teaching English in Shanxi Province during the “cultural revolution”. In 1979 she came back to Peking University as a graduate student in the Law School, majoring in International Law and International Relations. She joined the faculty of Peking University after receiving her M.A. degree and was promoted to ...