The world faces daunting challenges today, from political liberalization to economic transformation, and from climate change to public health. The United States, the most developed Western country, and China, the largest emerging power, seem to have chosen different paths forward. Are they heading towards conflict? Can they work together to address pressing global issues? In this new era, innovative and unprecedented technologies are clearly a necessity, not a luxury. What does the future hold for China and the world? In this “China and the World Dialogue,” Professor Zhiqun Zhu and Professor Da Hsuan Feng will expound major challenges facing China and the world.
Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is Professor and Chair of International Relations Department at Bucknell University, USA. He was Bucknell’s inaugural Director of the China Institute (2013-2017) and MacArthur Chair in East Asian politics (2008–2014). In the early 1990s, he was Senior Assistant to Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs at the American Consulate General in Shanghai, China. Professor Zhu is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations and is frequently quoted by international media to comment on East Asian and Chinese affairs.
Da Hsuan Feng is currently the Honorary Dean of Hainan University Belt and Road Research Institute and the Chief Advisor of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute. He grew up in Singapore and received his physics PhD from the University of Minnesota (1972). He was the M Russell Wehr Chair Professor of Drexel University. He also served as the United States National Science Foundation Program Director in Theoretical Physics for two years. Since 2002, Feng had taken roles as the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Senior Vice President of National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and Special Advisor to the Rector and Director of Global Strategies of Macau University.