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Xiao-Li Meng and Yingyi Qian | Global Dialogue on Liberal Arts and Science Education

  • Harvard Center Shanghai 8 Century Avenue | HSBC Building | 5F Shanghai (map)

The Harvard China Fund cordially invites you to join fellow alumni and members of the Harvard community in Shanghai for a talk at the Harvard Center in Shanghai

Global Dialogue on Liberal Arts and Science Education
Dean Xiao-Li Meng
Dean Yingyi Qian


The program will include a reception, followed by Global Dialogue on Liberal Arts and Science Education talk. 

You will have the opportunity to meet with a range of global leaders in liberal arts and science education from Asia, USA and Europe and learn about recent development. The special guest speakers are Prof. Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Prof. Yingyi Qian, Dean of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. 

Date:         Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Time:         17.30 - 20.00
                      17:30 - 18:30 Reception
                      18:30 – 20:00 Talk with Q&A

Venue:       Harvard Center Shanghai
                      5th Floor HSBC Building
                      Shanghai International Financial Centre
                      No. 8 Century Avenue
                      Pudong New District, Shanghai
                      哈佛上海中心
                     上海浦东世纪大道8号
                     上海国金中心汇丰银行大楼5层
Cost:          Free (by RSVP only)
RSVP:        Seats are limited. First come first served.
                      Please kindly RSVP immediately to Anna Li at [email protected]


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dean Xiao-Li Meng is an award-winning Chinese American statistician, and the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University. He received the COPSS Presidents' Award, the equivalent of a "Nobel Prize in Statistics" in 2001. He was appointed GSAS Dean on August 15, 2012. Xiao-Li Meng is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, and his vision and effectiveness in administration, as well as for his engaging and entertaining style as a speaker and writer. Meng has received numerous awards and honors for the more than 120 publications he has authored in at least a dozen theoretical and methodological areas, as well as in areas of pedagogy and professional development; he has delivered more than 400 research presentations and public speeches on these topics, and he is the author of “The XL-Files," a regularly appearing column in the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) Bulletin. His interests range from the theoretical foundations of statistical inferences (e.g., the interplay among Bayesian, frequentist, and fiducial perspectives; quantify ignorance via invariance principles; multi-phase and multi-resolution inferences) to statistical methods and computation (e.g., posterior predictive p-value; EM algorithm; Markov chain Monte Carlo; bridge and path sampling) to applications in natural, social, and medical sciences and engineering (e.g., complex statistical modeling in astronomy and astrophysics, assessing disparity in mental health services, and quantifying statistical information in genetic studies). Meng received his BS in mathematics from Fudan University in 1982 and his PhD in statistics from Harvard in 1990. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2001 before returning to Harvard as Professor of Statistics, where he was appointed department chair in 2004 and the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor in 2007. 

 

Dean Yingyi Qian received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University after earning an M.Phil. in Management Science/Operations Research from Yale University and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University. He was on the faculty at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed as the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in October 2006. Professor Qian was born in Beijing and graduated from Tsinghua University in Mathematics in 1981.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University after earning an M.Phil. in Management Science/Operations Research from Yale University and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University.  He was on the faculty at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a recipient of the 2009 Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Sciences.  His main research areas include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition, and the Chinese economy.  He has published in international journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.

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