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Schedule
Speakers

2008 Global Forum Schedule

Monday, February 25

3:00pm-4:30pm

Introduction to the Week

  • Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Film: "China on the Rise"
Tuesday, February 26
5:00pm

Student Research on China

  • Chair, Xin Wang (Honors College)
  • Parker Short (Business School) Guanxi and Its Changing Implications for Foreign Businesses in China
  • Scott Strickland (Honors College) West meets East: Negotiation and Bargaining at Chinese Marketplaces
  • Diane Nelson (Honors College) 798: The Emerging Urban Art Districts in China

6:00pm

Youth Culture in China -- A Student Panel

  • Chair, Xin Wang (Honors College and Asian Studies)
  • Travis Hobbs (International Studies)
  • Chang Lu (Economics)
  • Feng Shu (Economics)
  • Dary Stone (Business)
  • Fangfang Zhang (International Journalism)

7:00pm

Business as Mission in China

  • Chair, Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • Dwight Nordstrom (Chairman of Pacific Resources International, via videoconference from Beijing)
Wednesday, February 27

7:00pm

Global Business Forum
Opening
Banquet

Registration is required here

  • Welcome: Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair: Stephen Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Pianist: Mr. Fenix Man
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wing Thye Woo (U. California Davis and Brookings Institution)
Thursday, February 28
8:00am-9:20am

Chinese Relations with the Developing World

  • Chair, Van Pham (Baylor University)
  • Joshua Eisenman (American Foreign Policy Council)
  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Aigul Toxanova (Economic Research Institute of the Kazakh Ministry of Economics and Budget Planning) and Gabdigapar S. Seitkassimov (Kazakh University of Economics, Finance, and International Trade)
9:30am-10:50am

Chinese Economic Performance and Policy

  • Chair, Stephen Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Gary Jefferson (Brandeis University)
  • Larry Xianghong Wu (NewMarket Technology)
11:00am-12:20pm

Relations with the U.S. and Europe

  • Chair, Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • Penelope Prime (Mercer University and China Research Center)
  • Wolfgang Klenner (Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany)
12:30pm-2:00pm

Luncheon

Registration is required here

  • Welcome: Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair: Stephen Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Lan Xue (Tsinghua University, Harvard Kennedy School, Brookings Institution)
2:00pm-3:20pm

Technology Entrepreneurship and Foreign Direct Investment

  • Chair, Greg Leman (Baylor University)
  • Haiyang Li (Rice University)
  • Pat Horner (E5 Systems)
3:30pm-4:50pm

Company Experiences

  • Chair, Les Palich (Baylor University)
  • W. Anthony Stewart (Jones Day and China Task Force of the Dallas Chamber)
  • Ted Li (Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association)
Friday, February 29

3:00pm-4:30pm

Film

  • "Made in China," chronicling the efforts of Nokia Corporation to monitor and evaluate the ethical conduct of its subcontractors in China.

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