As China’s economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, opportunities and challenges abound for businesses, especially foreign entrepreneurs, looking to tap into the market. Rosy Yang and Jackie Cremos talked to Steve Forbes of Forbes Media, Thomas Gorman of FORTUNE China, Peter Lighte of JP Morgan China, and many more experts in the field.
Global China Connection Princeton held its first International Conference, entitled “China on the Move”, on Feb. 12th at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Rosy Yang spoke to Opening Keynote Speaker Mr. Steve Forbes on the conference and U.S.-China relations. Listen here:
Click here for Mr. Forbes’ full speech and here for the Q&A session that followed.
The luncheon keynote address given by Mr. Peter Lighte, Chairman of JPMorgan (China) is also available for download here.
Mr. Thomas Gorman, Chairman of FORTUNE China, also spoke at the conference. To listen to Mr. Gorman’s full closing speech, click here. We also interviewed Mr. Gorman on the business of FORTUNE China after the conference. Listen here.
(Audios recorded by Jackie Cremos and Rosy Yang, in collaboration with Global China Connection Princeton)
On November 13, 2010, former German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer gave a luncheon keynote speech at Princeton University in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its Liechtenstein Institute on Self-determination (LISD). Rosy Yang discussed the state of international politics, global security, and the future of organizations such as the G8 and G20 with former Vice Chancellor Fischer.
Generation Rwanda is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 whose goal is to provide educational help to orphans and socially vulnerable youth in Rwanda by offering university scholarships and professional training to talented and motivated students. Today, there are nearly 200 Generation Rwanda scholars and 18 alumni. Michael Brotchner, Executive Director of Generation Rwanda, discusses the program, and Patricie Uwase and Phillip Murari, two Generation Rwanda Scholars (pictured below), share their experiences.
On October 8, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo for his “long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Princeton Philosophy Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote to the Nobel Committee in favor of Liu Xiaobo’s nomination. I recently spoke with Professor Appiah about his support for the nominee.
Next, two of our reporters take a look at the history of the famed Woodstock music festival in a conversation with Artie Kornfeld, an American musician, record producer, music executive and organizer of the music festival.
On 13th November 2010, former German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer gave a luncheon keynote speech at Princeton in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Liechtenstein Institute on Self-determination (LISD). Mr. Fischer was a fellow at LISD and a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Right click on the link below to download his speech.
In light of the ongoing debt crisis in Ireland, Mr. Fischer also discussed whether bailout is an inevitable choice for the European Union from time to time, and whether there is an inherent problem to the idea of a common economic entity without a greater level of political unity in the Q and A session that followed.
John Nasir is a Kashimiri immigrant who came to the United States to attend Christian missionary school and was unexpectedly detained. That was two years ago. Now he’s stuck in New Jersey but has become the beneficiary of a new program in Princeton spearheaded by the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) to provide undocumented immigrants with nongovernmental identification cards. While the LALDEF argues that the cards are essential, the program has its detractors, such as the New Jersey Citizens for Immigration Control (NJCIC).
Neha Uberoi and Rafael Grillo bring you the story in four parts.
In January 2010, a graduate student named Haisong Jiang crossed a Newark Liberty International Airport security line in order to say goodbye to his girlfriend one last time. The breach (which came less than a month after the apprehension of the so-called “underwear bomber“) caused more than travel delays. For Jiang, a Chinese national, it brought a personal introduction to the American justice system. In March, he pleaded guilty to defiant trespass. His punishment? Community service and a $500 fine (plus court fees). A bill to tighten airport security is now advancing through the New Jersey Legislature.
Although the incident was covered by a number of mediaoutlets, Jiang has been shy about interviews. We wanted the story straight from him. Rosy Yang reports.
We interview former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer on the Obama administration’s new approach to policy making in the Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and the future of the two-state solution. Recorded January 26.