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Earth Wise
Tracking Global Forest Changes | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 2:00


India is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.  An estimated 47,000 plant species and 89,000 animal species can be found in India, with more than 10% of each thought to be on the list of threatened species. India is also one of the 10 most forest-rich countries in the world.  Trees cover […]

Admissions Straight Talk
Cornell Johnson EMBA Program: 4 Options for the Largest EMBA Program in the U.S. [Episode 506]

Admissions Straight Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 49:36


Did you know that Cornell Johnson has the largest Executive MBA program in the United States with four distinct flavors? I didn't, but let's learn together about Johnson's EMBA program, its unique distributed classroom, and how to get in from its dean and director. [SHOW SUMMARY] Welcome to the 506th episode of Admission Straight Talk, Accepted's podcast. Thanks for tuning in. Before I dive into today's interview, I want to invite you to download Ace the EMBA, expert advice for the rising executive. This free guide will compliment today's podcast and give you suggestions on how to choose the right EMBA program for you, differentiate yourself from your competition in a positive way and present yourself effectively as a future business leader, who will bring credit to any program that accepts you. It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on Admissions Straight Talk, Dean Mark Nelson, the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Accounting at Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, and Dr. Manoj Thomas, Senior Director of EMBA and MSBA programs, and the Nakashimato Professor of Marketing, also at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Dr. Nelson and Dr. Thomas, welcome to Admissions Straight Talk. [Dean Mark Nelson] Thanks for having us. [Dr. Manoj Thomas] Thank you, Linda, delighted to be here. Dean Nelson, what makes a Cornell Executive MBA program different from other EMBA programs? [1:55] [Dean Mark Nelson] That's a great question, Linda. I mean, first off is the fact that we have these four different flavors of a Cornell MBA. And that's very intentional, it's been developed over time. We started initially with our Metro EMBA program, which is based in New York City, and which is focused on a general management EMBA, providing that jurisdiction, that market. Second, then we have our Americas EMBA program, and that's a really unique program where we're reaching out to executives throughout the Americas using our own unique approach to distributed learning. And then third, we created an FMBA program, a collaboration with Tsinghua University, a finance-focused EMBA, and that's bilingual and offered in Beijing. And then fourth, we have our MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program, which is providing both an EMBA and also an MS in healthcare from two great institutions, the Johnson School and the Weill Cornell Medicine. And so I go through that because the unique combination here is that we've got a general interest EMBA in New York, we've got something focused in the healthcare sector, we've got something that's a unique and leading program in China, and then this Americas program serving the Americas. And I see that as a pretty special and unique roster of great EMBA programs. Now, when you think about what's the spine that relates all these together, there's a couple things that I'd shout out, and then I'd maybe ask my colleague, Manoj, if there's anything he wants to add in. One is that in all of these programs, we have a team-based learning approach that we think is really, really important. And by that I mean that we have students that, of course they're performing individually, but they're also on small teams, they're coached, they're assessed, they're given feedback. So we think of business as a team sport, and the ability of these executives to deliver exceptionally well in that context, we think it's really important and so we're very intentional about how we go about that approach. It is the case that in all of these programs, the students are working on problems that they're addressing at work right now, so they're able to put it into practice, and we think that team-based approach is really key. And I guess the other thing that is unique, not only about the EMBA programs but about Cornell is that we have our Cornell Tech campus in New York City. So we are based in Ithaca, New York, but what a lot of people don't realize is that we won the oppo...

World Today
Panel: China's road to recovery

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 52:56


Following China's decision to bid farewell to stringent covid restrictions, the end of 2022 has been a rather painful period for the Chinese economy, as many people stayed at home due to infections or the fear of becoming infected. Many economists agree that the fundamentals sustaining China's long-term growth remain strong. However, less optimistic views argue that China will have a bumpy road to recovery due to the unpredictable virus, external uncertainties, and the existing challenges facing the economy even without the pandemic. In this edition of the program, we take a look at the prospects of China's recovery. Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Wang Dan, Chief Economist of Hang Seng Bank China; Michael Powers, Zurich Insurance Group Professor of Risk and Finance at Tsinghua University; Professor Hans-peter Burghof, Chair of the Banking and Finance Department at the University of Hohenheim in Germany.

World Today
Panel: Looking back and ahead through the words of the year

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 52:55


Dictionaries and media outlets around the world have selected their own "word of the year" for 2022. From "permacrisis" to "gaslighting," how do these words capture our experience of the past year? How will it further impact our lives in the year to come? Host Ge Anna is joined by Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research Fellow at the Centre for China and Globalization and Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University; Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute; and Professor Qu Qiang, Assistant Director of the International Monetary Institute, Renmin University of China.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Understanding the diffusion of large language models: summary by Ben Cottier

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 51:04


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Understanding the diffusion of large language models: summary, published by Ben Cottier on December 21, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. 5-minute summary Time from GPT-3's publication (May 2020) to.TimeDateModelOrganizations involvedA better model is produced7 monthsDec 2020GopherDeepmindMay 2020OPT-175BMeta AI Research A better or equally good model is open-sourced AND A successful, explicit attempt at replicating GPT-3 is completed 23 months (equally good model) Table 1: Key facts about the diffusion of GPT-3-like models I present my findings from case studies on the diffusion of nine language models that are similar to OpenAI's GPT-3 model, including GPT-3 itself. By “diffusion”, I mean the spread of artifacts among different actors, where artifacts include trained models, code, datasets, and algorithmic insights. Diffusion can occur through different mechanisms, including open publication and replication. Seven of the models in my case studies are “GPT-3-like” according to my definition, which basically means they are similar to GPT-3 in design and purpose, and have similar or better capabilities. Two models have clearly worse capabilities but were of interest for other reasons. (more) I think the most important effects of diffusion are effects on (1) AI timelines—the leading AI developer can get to TAI sooner by using knowledge shared by other developers, (2) who leads AI development, (3) by what margin they lead, and (4) how many actors will plausibly be contenders to develop transformative AI (TAI). The latter three effects in turn affect AI timelines and the competitiveness of AI development. Understanding cases of diffusion today may improve our ability to predict and manage the effects of diffusion in the lead up to TAI being developed. (more) See Table 1 for key facts about the timing of GPT-3-like model diffusion. Additionally, I'm 90% confident that no model exists which is (a) uncontroversially better than GPT-3 and (b) has its model weights immediately available for download by anyone on the internet (as at November 15, 2022). However, GLM-130B (Tsinghua University, 2022)—publicized in August 2022 and developed by Tsinghua University and the Chinese AI startup Zhipu.AI—comes very close to meeting these criteria: it is probably better than GPT-3, but still requires approval to download the weights. (more) I'm 85% confident that in the two years since the publication of GPT-3 (in May 2020), publicly known GPT-3-like models have only been developed by (a) companies whose focus areas include machine learning R&D and have more than $10M in financial capital, or (b) a collaboration between one of these companies and either academia, or a state entity, or both. That is, I'm 85% confident that there has been no publicly known GPT-3-like model developed solely by actors in academia, very small companies, independent groups, or state AI labs. (more) In contrast, I think that hundreds to thousands of people have enough resources and talent to use a GPT-3-like model through their own independent setup (rather than just an API provided by another actor). This is due to wider access to the model weights of GPT-3-like models such as OPT-175B and BLOOM since May 2022. (more) I estimate that the cost of doing the “largest viable deployment” with a GPT-3-like model would be 20% of the cost of developing the model (90% CI: 10 to 68%), in terms of the dollar cost of compute alone. This means that deployment is most likely much less prohibitive than development. For people aiming to limit/shape diffusion, this analysis lends support to targeting interventions at the development stage rather than the deployment stage. (more) Access to compute appears to have been the main factor hindering the development of GPT-3-like models. The next biggest hindering factor appears t...

2030 School
How to get accepted into Tsinghua University as a foreigner?

2030 School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 3:13


Tsinghua and Peking University are well known as the best and most competitive schools in China. But as a foreigner, how hard is it to get into these two? When you ask how hard it is to get into Tsinghua or Peking University, this depends completely on the applicant and which program you are applying for.You can read more here.he most popular programs for applying to Peking and Tsinghua are the Chinese language programs. Tsinghua has a larger program of around 400 students and Peking has around 100. Both of these are filled every year.Other programs, such as masters/PhD, MBA, and MBBS are far more competitive and have higher entry standards.You need to make sure you meet the entrance requirements of these programs, apply on time, and send the hard copies to Beijing. Applying as early as possible is essential to increase your chances of being accepted.

maayot | Learn Mandarin Chinese with Stories
Advanced | 中学老师成为了很多人的理想职业 | Middle school teachers have become the ideal career for many people | Mandarin Chinese Story

maayot | Learn Mandarin Chinese with Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 1:59


In recent years, the recruitment of teachers in some secondary schools in Shenzhen has been hot in China's social media every year. This is because we often see graduates of Tsinghua University and Peking University in the teacher admission list of Shenzhen middle schools.Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc.Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.com

Made in Science – The official podcast of the University of Stuttgart
"The strongest impact was to see different cultures" (#23)

Made in Science – The official podcast of the University of Stuttgart

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 36:26


In this episode we talk to Dr. Johannes Ziegler, the Founder and CEO of Miaplaza Inc, an elearning and play platform for young students. Ziegler is an engineer and studied at leading universities including Stanford University, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the University of Stuttgart. He enjoys creating innovative forms of online learning and testing them out on his five kids. Among other things, the conversation covered the development of the e-learning field in the U.S., how it got started in Silicon Valley, and what makes Germany an attractive place for young American students to learn.

Talks from the Hoover Institution
Empire of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China | Niall Ferguson | Hoover Institution

Talks from the Hoover Institution

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 15:48


The modern university was born in Germany. In the twentieth century, the United States leapfrogged Germany to become the global leader in higher education. Will China challenge its position in the twenty-first? Empires of Ideas looks to the past two hundred years for answers, chronicling two revolutions in higher education: the birth of the research university and its integration with the liberal education model. William C. Kirby examines the successes of leading universities―The University of Berlin and the Free University of Berlin in Germany; Harvard, Duke, and the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States―to determine how they rose to prominence and what threats they currently face. Kirby draws illuminating comparisons to the trajectories of three Chinese contenders: Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, and the University of Hong Kong, which aim to be world-class institutions that can compete with the best the United States and Europe have to offer. But Chinese institutions also face obstacles. Kirby analyzes the challenges that Chinese academic leaders must confront: reinvesting in undergraduate teaching, developing new models of funding, and navigating a political system that may undermine a true commitment to free inquiry and academic excellence.

Newshour
Protests widen against China's Covid restrictions

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 47:07


Protests against China's strict anti-Covid policies have continued for a second day in a number of cities across the country. Demonstrators gathered in Shanghai, Beijing and Wuhan. Many held up blank pieces of paper to express their dissatisfaction and to highlight the censorship they face in China. We speak live to Ukraine's Prosecutor General about what's been found in the city of Kherson after the Russian retreat. Plus: is gene-sequencing centuries-old varieties of wheat the key to future-proofing our food supplies? (Photo: Students take part in a protest against Covid-19 curbs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, seen in this still image taken from a video released November 27, 2022 and obtained by Reuters)

The Story Collider
Unlikely Paths: Stories from the Institute for Genomic Biology

The Story Collider

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 27:00


There's rarely an expected path in science. This week's episode, produced in partnership with The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, features two stories from scientists of their cutting-edge research institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who took unexpected journeys to get where they are today. Part 1: After a troubling personal experience with the health care system, Heng Ji decides to try to fix it. Part 2: When Brendan Harley is diagnosed with leukaemia in high school, it changes everything. Heng Ji is a professor at Computer Science Department, and an affiliated faculty member at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an Amazon Scholar. She received her B.A. and M. A. in Computational Linguistics from Tsinghua University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University. Her research interests focus on Natural Language Processing, especially on Multimedia Multilingual Information Extraction, Knowledge Base Population and Knowledge-driven Generation. She was selected as "Young Scientist" and a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Computing by the World Economic Forum in 2016 and 2017. She was named as part of Women Leaders of Conversational AI (Class of 2023) by Project Voice. The awards she received include "AI's 10 to Watch" Award by IEEE Intelligent Systems in 2013, NSF CAREER award in 2009, PACLIC2012 Best paper runner-up, "Best of ICDM2013" paper award, "Best of SDM2013" paper award, ACL2018 Best Demo paper nomination, ACL2020 Best Demo Paper Award, NAACL2021 Best Demo Paper Award, Google Research Award in 2009 and 2014, IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012 and 2014 and Bosch Research Award in 2014-2018. She was invited by the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and AFRL to join Air Force Data Analytics Expert Panel to inform the Air Force Strategy 2030. She is the lead of many multi-institution projects and tasks, including the U.S. ARL projects on information fusion and knowledge networks construction, DARPA DEFT Tinker Bell team and DARPA KAIROS RESIN team. She has coordinated the NIST TAC Knowledge Base Population task since 2010. She was the associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transaction on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, and served as the Program Committee Co-Chair of many conferences including NAACL-HLT2018 and AACL-IJCNLP2022. She is elected as the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) secretary 2020-2023. Her research has been widely supported by the U.S. government agencies (DARPA, ARL, IARPA, NSF, AFRL, DHS) and industry (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Bosch, IBM, Disney). Heng Ji is supported by NSF AI Institute on Molecule Synthesis, and collaborating with Prof. Marty Burke at Chemistry Department at UIUC and Prof. Kyunghyun Cho at New York University and Genetech on using AI for drug discovery. Dr. Brendan Harley is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research group develops biomaterial that can be implanted in the body to regenerate musculoskeletal tissues or that can be used outside the body as tissue models to study biological events linked to endometrium, brain cancer, and stem cell behavior. He's a distance runner who dreams of (eventually) running ultramarathons. Follow him @Prof_Harley and www.harleylab.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

ALL GOOD VIBES
Jo Jinman - Jo Jinman Architects

ALL GOOD VIBES

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 38:14


Guest of this appointment is a young Korean architect who, endowed with a distinctive personality, has realized interesting works marked by a loud identity. Jo Jinman, graduated from Hanyang University, Seoul, with a later degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2014 and founded his own, eponymous practice, Jo Jinman Architects.He has participated to national exhibitions and won several competitions, acknowledged with the ‘National Young Architect Award' by the Ministry of Culture, Korea, 2015, ‘Korea Public Building Prize', 2016 and ‘Korea Progressive Architect Awards', 2017, by the Ministry of Land and Infrastructure, ‘Seoul Architecture Award', 2018, by Seoul Metropolitan Government, World Architecture Award, 2019, World Architecture Community, 'Emerging Architect Awards' and 'Design Vanguard', 2019, from Architectural Record.His architecture, against the limitations of a simple function, explores challenges and expectations of society, proposing energetic spaces, open to be adopted and developed over time by the people themselves and mostly seeking a continuity between indoor and outdoor. A complex simplicity characterizes his work, aiming to offer new, alternative possibilities and creative solutions.He has worked for several years as Public Architect, for Seoul Metropolitan Government, dedicating his efforts to implement connections between people, city, and nature. Adjunct Professor at the Hanyang University of Seoul (2013~2020), and in 2022 at Taylor's University, Malaysia, he has recently published ‘Notes of a provocative architect, Jo Jinman.'The conversation starts from the period of his post-graduation, a moment represented in Seoul by a massive building development, mainly represented by economic speculations, and his need to reflect about his future responsibilities as architect towards society. A change of environment has brought him to Beijing, for a Master at Tsinghua University, and a working experience at IROJE Architects & Planners, and after some years to OMA, Rotterdam, as senior architect: two different experiences that have positively impacted his formative growth. Return back to Seoul, in 2014, he established his firm, realizing several public interventions, according to an idea of architecture continuously evolving and transforming, eliminating barriers, especially between nature and people, and encouraging relationships. An architecture able to offer hybrid spaces where unplanned things happen. Naesoop Library, a public space open to four completely different sides, growing from a hill, spontaneously fragmenting and adapting its shape to the complex topographical situation, emphasizes, attuned to his design's philosophy, the permeability between inside and outside and the potential to enhance multiple functions, breaking the traditional paradigm of a library as austere environment of silence.We focus then on a research he led years ago, as public architect for Seoul Metropolitan Government about leftover spaces still available for public interventions in the dense Seoul central area, that has identified a series of empty highway underpasses, offering a possible multifunctional network of reconnections in the urban fabric.Two other projects, Riverside Apse, a small iconic café, and Changshin Quarry Viewing Gallery, a simple but impressive, cantilevered observation deck, have been conceived as gestures to bridge past and present, with concern about historic parts of the country, in need not to be forgotten.The special unique identity of K2 office tower, imposing its striking, refined silhouette in a congested part of Seoul, is Jo Jinman's response to the challenging difficult limitations of a narrow site. A harmonious monolithic presence, balancing complexity and simplicity, an extremely creative, elaborate work of technology and craftsmanship, cloaked by a light mantle of repeated, perforated thin cement louvers.Restrictions and demanding situations are for Jinman particular stimulating starting points, that he brilliantly solves with extremely original and pleasant solutions, as in the case of other two residential projects, Layered Terrace House and Nine Wall House, both addressing multiple needs of three-generation families with special minimalist and elegant, distinct formal languages, embracing nature, light and various dynamic creative possibilities able to enrich daily life of the residents.

Chat Lounge
President Xi Jinping meets President Joe Biden in Bali

Chat Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 55:00


Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden met on the sidelines of the G20 this week, the first face-to-face meeting between the two since Biden took office as U.S. president. Both said it was a candid conversation. After the meeting, how much optimism should we put on the prospects for an improving China-U.S. relationship? What issues can the two sides start to work on to manage their differences and competitions? Host Liu Kun is joined by David Moser, Associate Professor from Beijing Capital Normal University; Rick Dunham, Co-director, Global Business Journalism Program, Tsinghua University; and Dr. Zhao Hai, Director of International Political Studies, at the National Institute for Global Strategy.

New Books in Sociology
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in Chinese Studies
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Chinese Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/chinese-studies

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Business, Management, and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Economics
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/economics

New Books Network
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Women's History
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Women's History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in East Asian Studies
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in East Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

New Books in Gender Studies
Sisi Sung, "The Economics of Gender in China: Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:19


Alongside rapid socio-economic development, China has achieved remarkable gains in gender equality on metrics like health, education, and labor force participation. Yet, the glass ceiling phenomenon and the underrepresentation of women in management has worsened. Sisi Sung's The Economics of Gender in China (Routledge, 2022) develops a cross-disciplinary paradigm, with economics at its core, to better understand gender in China and women in management in the Chinese business context.  In addition to its theoretical advancements, The Economics of Gender in China uses in-depth interviews with managers in China's largest enterprises to form rich qualitative insights on women's managerial experiences and career choices. The book also focuses on the enduring power of stereotypes that specify women's roles in the family, organization, and society. The book's multi-disciplinary approach allows readers across disciplines with an interest in gender studies to find it useful as an introductory reference. Sisi Sung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany, and a research fellow at Tsinghua University, China. This interview was conducted by Kelsi Caywood, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan, who researches comparative gender inequality in the United States and East Asia. Kelsi Caywood is a PhD Student in Sociology at the University of Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

China in the World
U.S.-China Relations After the Midterms

China in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 59:58


Amid the war in Ukraine, the Biden administration has maintained focus on China and enjoyed robust bipartisan support for pursuing a tough approach to Beijing. Recent U.S. export controls on semiconductors and related chip manufacturing equipment have raised the stakes of U.S.-China competition, and many in China now feel as though the United States is seeking to slow China's rise. Beijing, for its part, is not backing down from U.S. pressure. Unprecedented military drills around Taiwan after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei roiled bilateral ties. How might the U.S. midterm elections impact Biden's China policy? Will Beijing amend its approach toward Washington after the 20th Party Congress?One day after the U.S. midterm elections, Paul spoke with Chong Ja Ian, a nonresident scholar at Carnegie China, Yun Sun, a senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program and director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, and Da Wei, the director of the Center for International Strategy and Security at Tsinghua University and a professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. This panel is the first of the Carnegie Global Dialogue Series 2022-2023 and is available to be viewed on the Carnegie Endowment's website. https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/11/09/carnegie-china-global-dialogue-u.s.-china-relations-after-midterms-event-7975 If you enjoy listening to the China in the World podcast, consider checking out the Carnegie Endowment's suite of podcasts:https://carnegieendowment.org/the-world-unpackedhttps://carnegieendowment.org/events/carnegieconnectshttps://carnegieindia.org/interpretingindiahttps://carnegieendowment.org/grandtamashahttps://carnegieeurope.eu/europeinsideout

The Perkins Platform
Using Language to Get What You Want: How Persuasion Works

The Perkins Platform

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 28:00


Assistant professor of computer science at the University of Chicago, Chenhao Tan joins us to share his research on language and persuasion. Chenhao obtained his PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University and bachelor's degrees in computer science and in economics from Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a postdoc at the University of Washington. His research interests include human-centered AI, natural language processing, and computational social science. His work has been covered by many news media outlets, such as the New York Times and the Washington Post. He also won an NSF CAREER award, an NSF CRII award, a Google research scholar award, a Salesforce research award, an Amazon research award, a Facebook fellowship, and a Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges award.

World Today
Panel: Are Western media biased regarding 20th CPC National Congress

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 52:56


A recent CGTN Think Tank study shows global youths spoke highly of China's development and its future path, proposed at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The findings of the study paint a very different picture from what has been portrayed by Western media in the coverage of the CPC National Congress. Are Western media biased regarding China's key Party meeting? Host Ge Anna is joined by Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research Fellow at Center for China and Globalization, Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University; Josef Gregory Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University, Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for the Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics at Southeast University; Qu Bo, Professor from China Foreign Affairs University.

World Today
What does the 20th CPC National Congress mean for China's foreign policy?

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 25:00


Xi Jinping's report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China dedicated a section to foreign policy. It said China intends to promote world peace and development and push to build a community with a shared future for mankind. What exactly does the report say about China's foreign policy? What are the plans and strategies of the 20th CPC National Congress to guide China's foreign policy moving forward? Host Liu Kun is joined by Zhou Bo, China Forum Expert and Senior Fellow of the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University, and Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute.

Exchanges at Goldman Sachs
China's Congress: an inflection point?

Exchanges at Goldman Sachs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 25:27


The 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which kicked off on Sunday, promises to be one of the most significant events for China in modern history, not only because President Xi Jinping is widely expected to secure an unprecedented third term, but also because it comes amid the country's slowest pace of growth in decades. So, whether the Congress marks an inflection point for economic policy is Top of Mind. In the latest episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Susan Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego, David Li, professor at Tsinghua University, and Hui Shan, Goldman Sachs Research' chief China economist, discuss what to watch for that could presage a policy inflection, what that inflection may look like, and what it could mean for growth. This episode is based on GIR's Allison Nathan's latest Top of Mind report.

A Brief Case
EP 83: She Loved Him to Death; The Murderer on Campus - Chen Dan Lei

A Brief Case

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 26:20


Chen Dan Lei was in love with him, enamoured with him, obsessed with him.  He Lei, not so much. When their classmates at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing asked him if they were dating; he said they were just friends.  How could have him all to herself? Maybe if they moved from Beijing to Indiana, to study their post-graduate courses in the equally esteemed Purdue university? Maybe, in another country, miles away from his family and friends, she could have him all to herself... And when he wanted to leave, when he had the audacity to try and divorce her - she just couldn't let him go. So she killed him...   Check out my website: https://abriefcasepodcast.com/  Be my friend on Instagram: @abriefcasepodcast

Keen On Democracy
Gautam Mukunda on How to Pick an American President? Making the Most Consequential Decision in the World

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 40:48


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Gautam Mukunda, author of Picking Presidents: How to Make the Most Consequential Decision in the World. Gautam Mukunda is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, and the host of NASDAQ's World Reimagined podcast. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

World Today
Panel: Why is the US dollar so strong and why does it matter?

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 52:55


The U.S. dollar is the strongest it's been in two decades. Although it may sound like good news for the U.S., other countries are feeling the pain of plunging currencies. They now have to pay a lot more for essential imports like food and energy, as well as for debt denominated in dollars. As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates to fight inflation, central banks around the world are racing to keep up, which could push the world toward a recession. Why is the U.S. dollar so strong right now? What repercussions is it creating? How long will it continue? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Prof. Michael Powers from School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Mike Bastin, Senior Lecturer at University of Southampton in the UK and Liu Zhiqin, Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.
Ep99: Dev Sanyal ""In the Engine Room of the Transition"

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 56:59


Dev Sanyal is Chief Executive Officer of VARO Energy Group AG, based in Zug, Switzerland. He was appointed to this role effective 1 January 2022. In July 2022, the company announced the ONE VARO Transformation Strategy accelerated by “Engine 1” focussed on Conventional Energies and “Engine 2” focussed on Sustainable Energies, with a commitment to investing two-thirds of capital in Engine 2 businesses and a trebling of earnings for the Group in the next 5 years. VARO will also be Net Zero in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2040.Prior to this, Dev had a 32-year career with BP plc including over a decade as a member of the group executive committee and headed gas and low carbon energy globally. Prior to this, he was chief executive, alternative energy and also accountable for BP's Europe and Asia regions. During his tenure, he built world scale businesses  in  sustainable energy – solar, offshore wind, onshore wind, hydrogen and gas and power - and led the pivot in the company's energy transition strategy.  Dev joined BP in 1989 and held a variety of international roles in London, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna and Dubai. Prior to joining the Group Executive Committee, he held the roles of group treasurer and chairman of BP Investment Management and Arco Aluminium, chief executive, Air BP International and chief executive, BP Eastern Mediterranean.  Dev is an independent non-executive director on the board of M&G plc; a member of the energy advisory board of the Government of India; the advisory board of the Centre for European Reform; and the board of overseers of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he obtained a master's degree in economics and politics. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.  Dev was an independent non-executive director on the board of Man Group plc (2013-2022); a member of the Accenture Global Energy Board (2012-2018); Vice Chairman, Centre for China in the World Economy, Tsinghua University (2014-2019); The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation Business Leaders Group (2012-2015); and Trustee of the Career Academy Foundation (2007-2013).

World Today
Panel: 77th anniversary of V-J Day, is Tokyo's militaristic tendency on the rise?

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 50:21


Japan's ongoing military expansion has once again set off alarms as China marks the annual Victory of War of Resistance Against Japan Day. Japan, a major component of the fascist group during the Second World War, by far the worst tragedy in human history, has once again surpassed the record for its planned defense budget, which begs the question of whether there has been enough to reflect on the war. Is Tokyo's propensity for militarism increasing? Host Ge Anna is joined by: Prof. Rick Dunham, former White House reporter of Businessweek, and Co-director of Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University; Prof. Wang Yiwei, Jean Monnet Chair Professor at the School of International Relations, Renmin University of China; Dr. Rong Ying, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow at the China Institute of International Studies.

Understanding VC
UVC: Aly Madhavji from Blockchain Founders Fund on the similarities and differences of investing in Web3 startups when compared to SaaS startups, risks of tokenisation and the influence of VCs on Web3

Understanding VC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 39:14


In this episode you will learn:Why did Aly start a VC fund focussed on Web3 and other emerging techsWhat are some of the differences and similarities of investing in Web3 companies when compared to SAAS companies?What are the risks of tokenisation?“If you have a good social media presence or an audience, Web3 startups would want your money.” How true is this statement?What are some of the transparency issues in web3 startups?Can venture capital move away from the current partnership model to a DAO model in the future?Is Jack Dorsey right when he says VCs control Web3?AboutAly Madhavji 穆亚霖 is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He is a Limited Partner on Loyal VC and Draper Goren Holm. Aly consults organizations on emerging technologies such as INSEAD and the UN on solutions to help alleviate poverty. He is a Senior Blockchain Fellow at INSEAD and was recognized as a “Blockchain 100” Global Leader by Lattice80.He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. Aly serves as a board member of CryptoStar Corp. (TSXV: CSTR), Soluna Holdings (NASDAQ: SLNH) and has served on various advisory boards including the University of Toronto's Governing Council, which manages a $2.5B budget. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator, an elite accelerator program operated by the venture fund SOSV with $1.1B+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX).Aly holds a Master of Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University (清华大学), a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Singapore and France), and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto.

The Sydcast
The Man With Ten Jobs, with Gautam Mukunda

The Sydcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 53:45


Episode SummaryA wide-ranging discussion with the multi-talented Gautam Mukunda. Leadership, Theranos, Failure and Learning, Luck, Russia and Ukraine, the Financial Crisis, Inequality, Innovation. Bezos, Jobs, Holmes, Neumann, Sackler, Putin.Sydney Finkelstein Syd Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Finkelstein has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the “leadership guide for the Networked Age.” He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and a top 25 on the Global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus. Professor Finkelstein's research and consulting work often relies on in-depth and personal interviews with hundreds of people, an experience that led him to create and host his own podcast, The Sydcast, to uncover and share the stories of all sorts of fascinating people in business, sports, entertainment, politics, academia, and everyday life.Gautam MukundaGautam Mukunda is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and innovation. He often jokes that his life's ambition is to have the world's most confusing resume and that he's most of the way there. He is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and the host of the Nasdaq podcast World Reimagined with Gautam Mukunda. Previously he was a professor at Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. He is the author of two books: Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) and Picking Presidents (University of California Press, forthcoming in August 2022). He has published articles in Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Security Studies, Slate, Fast Company, Parameters, Politics and the Life Sciences, and Systems and Synthetic Biology on leadership, reforming the financial sector, military innovation, network-centric warfare, the security and economic implications of synthetic biology, and the TV show Mad Men. His work has been profiled in the New York Times, Atlantic, New Yorker, Economist, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and All Things Considered. He advises a variety of companies and organizations on leadership and strategy. Gautam was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program and Program on Emerging Technologies. He was a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow, an NSF IGERT Fellow, a Next Generation Fellow of The American Assembly, and a Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation's Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center. He served on The Chief of Naval Operation's Executive Advisory Panel and as a member of the New England Regional Selection Committee for the White House Fellowship and was a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. He was also a Jeopardy Champion. At MIT, Gautam was the National Science Foundation Synthetic Biology ERC Postdoctoral Fellow resident at MIT's Center for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in political science focusing on International Relations and Security Studies, where he was a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow and an NSF IGERT Fellow. He received his AB in Government from Harvard, magna cum laude. Before his academic career, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on the pharmaceutical sector. In addition to his current work as an academic, Gautam is a member of the board of directors and chair of the Mentorship Committee of The Upakar Foundation, a national non-profit devoted to providing college scholarships to underprivileged students of South Asian descent. He is on the Advisory Board of Bionic Solutions and Fount Bio. He is an Overseer of the Boston Ballet and a member of the Museum Council of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.Insights from this episode: Mukunda's thoughts on leadership and innovationInsights into what his upcoming book, Picking Presidents, is aboutInsights into Theranos and Elizabeth HolmesThe dark side of successful businessesEffects of the 2008 financial crisis on the economyMukunda's thoughts on the Ukrainian war and the role of the WestQuotes from the show:“I do believe this, both as a matter of inclination and a matter of research, that in a world of specialists, there is a real advantage to being a generalist” –Gautam Mukunda [2:23]“I think it's possible to be an extraordinarily successful leader, and obviously he [Duke of Wellington] was without being innovative” –Gautam Mukunda [10:04]“If you do the same thing as everyone else, it's difficult or impossible to produce unique results” –Gautam Mukunda [10:24]“I think it's really important to have people in senior executive positions who are capable of doing the job” –Gautam Mukunda [12:15]“Organizations that exist in domains of limited losses and unlimited gains have a tendency to become far too risk-averse” –Gautam Mukunda [19:32]“It's not an experiment, whatever the project is if you know it's gonna succeed” –Syd Finkelstein [22:00]“If you are not angry about this [economic crisis], you are not paying attention. Anger is an appropriate response to the scale of bad things that we saw” –Gautam Mukunda [39:00]“Much of the behavior that led to the financial crisis was criminal. And the federal system just chose not to prosecute it” –Gautam Mukunda [39:25]“We are on the forefront of a medical revolution to a scale of which baffles the mind” –Gautam Mukunda [53:56]Stay connected:Sydney FinkelsteinWebsite: http://thesydcast.comLinkedIn: Sydney FinkelsteinTwitter: @sydfinkelsteinFacebook: The SydcastInstagram: The SydcastGautam MukundaWebsite: Gautam MukundaLinkedIn: Gautam Mukunda Facebook: Gautam MukundaTwitter: Gautam MukundaInstagram: Gautam Mukunda Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on Stitcher, iTunes, and Spotify.This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry.

World Today
Panel: One year later, Afghanistan still suffers the wounds of the U.S. occupation

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 52:53


One year since the end of US military occupation in Afghanistan, the war-ravaged country is still struggling to recover after 20 turbulent years of military occupation. How deep are the wounds the U.S. has inflicted on Afghanistan? And what is needed to rebuild a nation? Host Ge Anna is joined by: Abdul Hai Qanit, a Kabul-based political analyst and commentator on Afghan Affairs; Daniel Burke, Schiller Institute representative and former candidate for US Senate, NJ; Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research Fellow with Center for China and Globalization; and visiting Scholar with Belt and Road Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University.

Redefiners
Bridging Cultures & Building Brands: Marketing CEO Emily Chang Masters Both

Redefiners

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 35:56


Emily Chang is a master bridge builder – and it's made her a wildly successful leader in the US and in Asia. As the CEO of McCann Worldgroup China, she bridges US and Chinese cultures to establish brands that are thriving, global, and remarkably agile. We'll talk about the differences between the two markets, and how brands can succeed in the notoriously challenging Chinese market. We'll also talk about another kind of bridge—between people—and how Emily literally opens her home to those in need and how that led her to the concept of social legacy, the topic of her bestselling book Spare Room. We'll also talk about capacity and how to take control of your time – perhaps the most valuable commodity of all. There's a lot to learn from this leader who, prior to McCann, was a top exec at Starbucks China, InterContinental Hotels Group China, Procter & Gamble, and Apple.       BIO:Having catalyzed a turnaround for McCann Worldgroup China in just over a year, Emily Chang is a true changemaker whose drive for O+O branded experiences and cross-cultural team leadership have delivered record-high results for the agency.  Emily has always positioned creativity and innovation at the center of her business strategy, even in her first two decades leading client-side businesses. So, when she joined McCann Worldgroup China as CEO in Sep 2020, Emily was thrilled to help brands deliver delightful, integrated customer experiences that earn a meaningful role in people's lives. When working as the CMO for Starbucks China, Emily was responsible for marketing, sales, loyalty, customer engagement, and the digital ecosystem (ecommerce, loyalty, payments, partnerships). Her teams tripled digital tender across stores, helped open the Starbucks Shanghai Roastery, and launched the brand's delivery program.  Before joining Starbucks, Emily was Chief Commercial Officer for InterContinental Hotels Group, Greater China, where she led all commercial functions across Greater China. Looking after 320+ hotels and a team of 5,200 Sales & Marketing members, Emily spearheaded the market share turnaround of six hotel brands and the contribution mix of three loyalty programs. She also invested in new BI and Digital capabilities and differentiated the group with a focus on Branded Guest Experiences. Prior to IHG, Emily worked for a combined 15 years at Procter & Gamble and Apple.   As a champion of DE&I, she is committed to creating a positive culture of belonging at work and in fact, sees Conscious Inclusion as a core business strategy. Emily injects a ‘positive spirit' in the workplace, prioritizing wellness, fun and active engagement. Among other significant improvements, McCann has seen “I see opportunity for potential growth” increase +88% and “My well-being is cared for” improve +70% over the last three bi-annual surveys.     In 2022, Emily was awarded “Women To Watch Greater China” by Campaign Asia, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the marketing & advertising industry. She also contributes time to support the industry's development by delivering lectures like at Tsinghua University, AmCham, and FBIF, and judging awards like New York Festivals AME Awards. Emily sits on the board of SOS Children's Villages and recently published a best-selling book called “The Spare Room,” also the topic of her first TEDx Talk. She enjoys spending time with Minki, her husband of 22 years, Laini, her thirteen-year-old daughter, Holly Berry their rescue dog, and Scarlett the pygmy hedgehog. 

World Today
Panel: Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, a reckless gamble or a calculated provocation by Washington?

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 51:30


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a blatant visit to China's Taiwan region, dis-Regarding China's strong opposition. Is it a reckless gamble or a calculated provocation by Washington? What repercussions will Pelosi's visit have on the Taiwan Strait, China-US relations and beyond? How will China further respond to the US-made tensions? Host Ge Anna is joined by Chen Weihua, Chief of China Daily, EU Bureau; Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute; Zhou Bo, Senior Fellow of the Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University.

Breaking Battlegrounds
Greg Lukianoff on Protecting Free Speech Culture

Breaking Battlegrounds

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 51:01


This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, Chuck and Sam are joined by Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. Later in the show, Mike Mazza joins the show to talk about China's aggression towards Taiwan.-Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Most recently, he co-authored The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure with Jonathan Haidt. This New York Times best-seller expands  on their September 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name. Greg is also an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke? (2015), a feature-length documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus, and of Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story (2020), an award-winning feature-length film about the life and career of former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser.Greg has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. He frequently appears on TV shows and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, and NPR's Morning Edition. In 2008, he became the first-ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation's Freedom of Expression Award, and he has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America's college campuses.-Michael Mazza is a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI), and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He analyzes U.S. defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese military modernization, cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Korean Peninsula security, and U.S. interests in Southeast Asia. Mazza writes regularly for the Global Taiwan Brief, GTI's biweekly publication, and he has contributed to numerous AEI studies on American grand strategy in Asia, U.S. defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific, and Taiwanese defense strategy. His published work includes pieces in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs. Mazza has an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies and a BA in history from Cornell University. He has lived in China where he attended the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.-Connect with us:www.breakingbattlegrounds.voteTwitter: www.twitter.com/Breaking_BattleFacebook: www.facebook.com/breakingbattlegroundsInstagram: www.instagram.com/breakingbattlegroundsLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/breakingbattlegrounds This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit breakingbattlegrounds.substack.com

Following the Gong, a Podcast of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State
FTG 0025 - From the Racetrack to the Honors Track with Catholic Tech Leader Ryan Morris '19

Following the Gong, a Podcast of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 62:00 Transcription Available


Overview: This episode features a conversation with Ryan Morris, Class of 2019, who serves as both the Director of Media and Youth at Saint Peter Parish and as a technology teacher at Pope John Paul 2 RCES in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia. Our conversation touches on a lot of topics, from life as a racecar driver, being a Scholar at a commonwealth campus, the post-graduate fellowship process, and faith & service-based careers. You can read Ryan's full bio and get a more detailed breakdown of the topics in the show notes below. Guest Bio: Ryan Morris is the Director of Media & Youth at Saint Peter Parish and a technology teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Pope John Paul 2 RCES. Prior to working in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, he earned a BS in Business with Honors from Penn State Berks in 2019 and an MS in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a Schwarzman Scholar in 2020. On the side, he enjoys working on startups and is also helping to start an orphanage in Isoka, Zambia. Ryan has a strong calling to serve others in his local community and abroad. Please feel free to connect with Ryan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-morris96/ Episode Specifics: · Going to college after a full go at another endeavor, and what it's like driving a race car · The benefits of fully attending a Commonwealth Campus as a Schreyer Scholar · Approaching being a student like it's a career and being open to new opportunities · Making the most of building a global perspective as a Scholar · Taking theory to practice with your thesis research and findings · Utilizing Penn State's economic development and start-up support ecosystem resources · Pursuing post-graduate fellowships and tips on successfully approaching the process · Getting into teaching without an education degree and pursing a faith or service-based career · Putting your values into action in your life outside of work as an alum · The importance of planning and creating alternate plans as you progress through life · The value of finding authentic mentors · Helpful thoughts on the thesis process ----- Schreyer Honors College Links: • Website • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • LinkedIn • Upcoming Events • Scholars – Need Assistance? Book an Appointment! • Alumni – Learn Why and How to Volunteer • Make a Gift to Benefit Schreyer Scholars • Join the Penn State Alumni Association ----- Credits & Notes: This content is available in text form here. This show is hosted, produced, and edited by Sean Goheen ‘11 Lib (Schreyer). The artwork was created by Tom Harrington, the College's Web Developer. The sound effect is “Chinese Gong,” accessed via SoundBible used under Creative Commons License. The theme music is “Conquest” by Geovane Bruno, accessed via Pixabay and used under Creative Commons License.

IAQ Radio
Charles J. Weschler, PhD - Ozone, Hydroxyl Radicals and Indoor Environments; What Inspection and Remediation Pros Should Know

IAQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 57:55


  This week we welcome Dr. Charles Weschler for a show about a topic of great interest to IEQ and restoration professionals. Restoration contractors are inundated with claims about equipment to help on projects when fires, wildfires and other odor events affect indoor environments. What should practitioners know about ozone, hydroxyls, TI02 and other technologies when investigating or remediating indoor environments? We talk to a world renowned professor about this issue.   Charles J. Weschler -After completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Chicago (1974), Dr. Weschler did postdoctoral studies with Fred Basolo at Northwestern University. In 1975 he joined Bell Laboratories (Physical Chemistry Division) and was made a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1986. He worked at Bell Labs and its successor institutions for twenty-five years. In 2001 he accepted positions at the Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute, Rutgers University, and the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, and in 2010 joined the Building Science department at Tsinghua University as an ongoing Visiting Professor. He continues in those positions. His research interests include chemicals in indoor environments, their sources, their chemistry, and their interactions with building occupants. From 1999-2005 Weschler served on the US EPA's Science Advisory Board. He has also served on four committees for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. From 2012 to the present, he has been an advisor to the Sloan Foundation's program on Chemistry in Indoor Environments. He was elected to the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences in 1999 and received the Pettenkofer Award, its highest honor, in 2014. Weschler has also received the 2017 Haagen-Smit Prize from Atmospheric Environment; been made “Distinguished Visiting Professor” at Tsinghua University (2018); awarded “Doctor Technices Honoris Causa” from the Technical University of Denmark (2018); and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2020). His h-index is 69 (Web of Science) and 79 (Google Scholar). http://eohsi.rutgers.edu/eohsi-directory/name/charles-weschler/   LEARN MORE at IAQ Radio!