Koret-Taube Conference Room
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Stanford Center for International Development Twelfth Annual Huang Lian Memorial Lecture
The Real China Threat: Why Might We Need to Worry About a Stagnating China?
Reception: 4:30 - 5:00
Lecture: 5:00 - 6:00
Huang Lian was a doctoral student from the People's Republic of China. He enrolled in the Economics Department at Stanford University in the fall of 1997 after just completing a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China. Talented and diligent, Huang Lian came to the United States to seek higher professional training, and planned a career in China working on economic policy. In June 1999, he died in a tragic accident. SCID founded a lecture series as a memorial.
Scott Rozelle holds the Helen Farnsworth Endowed Professorship at Stanford University and is Senior Fellow in the Food Security and Environment Program and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies, the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He is also an adjunct professor at five universities in China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Rozelle's research focuses almost exclusively on China’s rural economy. For the past 15 year, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In recent years Rozelle spends most of his time co-directing the Rural Education Action Project (REAP), a research organization with collaborative ties to CAS, Peking University, Tsinghua University and other universities that runs studies to evaluate China’s new education and health programs. In recognition of this work, Professor Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards. Among them, he became a Yangtse Scholar (Changjiang Xuezhe) in Renmin University of China in 2008. In 2008 he also was awarded the Friendship Award by Premiere Wen Jiabao, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a foreigner. In 2009, Rozelle also received in 2009 the National Science & Technology Research Collaboration Award, a prize given by the State Council.