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LSE academics help Fudan University celebrate its centenary with a joint conference in China

This April LSE hosts a joint conference on social policy with Fudan University in Shanghai. The two-day conference is part of Fudan's centenary celebrations.

Social Science in the Twenty First Century: a China-UK dialogue on problems and opportunities will open for registration on 20 April, with academics speaking on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April.

Around 50 participants are expected, eleven from LSE. Other participants will comprise Chinese scholars and senior government officials. As well as discussion sessions, the plan is for two lectures to be open to a wider group of students.

Director Howard Davies said: 'The conference came about following the visit of Professor Peng Xizhe, dean of the Population Studies faculty at Fudan, to LSE in November 2004.'

Professor Henrietta Moore, deputy director, will give the keynote lecture. She said: 'We are starting to work on a number of mutually interesting academic projects with Fudan, and this is a great opportunity to share research knowledge about social development, with a view to greater collaboration in future. It is also a way for us to congratulate Fudan on their centenary.' 

This event is part of LSE's Asia strategy, which Professor Moore is leading. She said: 'Asian students now represent around 20 per cent of LSE's student body and the School is seeking to build on existing research and alumni connections, and enhance intellectual links in China, India and Asia as a whole.'

LSE staff attending the Fudan event include:

  • Professor Nikolas Rose on Political Power and Network Governance: new analytical approaches
  • Professor Athar Hussein on Issues in Reform of the Chinese Social Security Regime
  • Professor Patrick Dunleavey on New Public Management (NPM) is Dead - Long Live Digital Era Governance (DEG)
  • Professor Peter Townsend on Reduction of Poverty: the necessary evolution of national and international social policy
  • Professor Conor Gearty on Human Rights in the 21st Century
  • Professor Richard Layard on Happiness and Public Policy
  • Linda Yueh on the Challenges of Globalisation for China: growth and inequality
  • Professor Sarah Franklin on the Regulation of Reproductive Biomedicine in the UK: the first 20 years
  • Professor David Lewis on Social policy and the Non-Governmental Sector

For more details about the conference, and how to attend - in English and Chinese,  email: g.lombardo@lse.ac.uk|

Ends

For more information on the Fudan Forum, contact Dr Gabi Lombardo, LSE Partnership Programmes on 020 7107 5229 or email: g.lombardo@lse.ac.uk|.

To speak to LSE academics before 19 April, contact Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7582, email: j.a.higgin@lse.ac.uk| 

18 March 2005

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