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Berkeley Annual Event: Berkeley China Forum 2012 - China In Transition

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    Dear Tsinghua alumni, Here is an exciting event on next Sunday November 18th at Berkeley. The theme of this forum is China In Transition . You can check out
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      Dear Tsinghua alumni,

      Here is an exciting event on next Sunday November 18th at Berkeley. The theme of this forum is "China In Transition". You can check out more information at http://berkeleychinaforum.org and register at http://BerkeleyChinaForum.eventbrite.com

      Best regards,
      Zhibai Han
      Executive President of Association of Chinese Entrepreneurs at Berkeley


      China's political significance has gained its own position in the world as a source of the energy market, a leader in the economy's recovery and a guide of the economic development.
      --Liu Tao, Chinese Century

      Berkeley China Forum 2012 - China in Transition
      Berkeley China Forum, a "TED TALK" about China, is a non-profit organization that creates a platform for people to discuss opportunities and challenges that China faces. Our topics include Technology Innovation, Economic Transformation, Clean Energy, Social Entrepreneurship and Public Opinion. With over 20 professonals and entrepreneurs speakers from various industries, Berkeley China Forum will provide participants with new perspectives about the rapid social and economic transformations in China.

      Nov. 18th, 2012 | Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, UC-Berkeley
      For more information, please visit: BerkeleyChinaForum.org
      To register, please go to: BerkeleyChinaForum.eventbrite.com

      Three Keynote Speeches:

      Jack Jia
      Founder, Chairman & CEO, Baynote, Inc.
      Partner, GSR Ventures
      Mr. Jia is a founder, Chairman and founding CEO of Baynote, Inc., a leading recommendation software company since 2004. He is also a partner of GSR Ventures and an angel investor. Jack was the founding CTO at Interwoven Inc. (NASDAQ: IWOV, now Autonomy), a leading software company that pioneered CMS category, with a market capitalization of US$7 billion. Prior to Interwoven, he was a founder and CEO of V-max America. Jack also led engineering and development at NASA, SGI, Stratus, and Sun Microsystems.
      Jack received an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MSEE from NYU-Poly, and a BSEE/MSCE from Beijing Jiaotong University. He is recognized as one of the 40 most accomplished oversea Chinese entrepreneurs and scholars by the Chinese central government as PRC celebrating its 60 founding anniversary in Oct 2009. He was voted as an Outstanding Alumnus by the five Jiaotong universities in 2010. Jack holds more than twenty technology patents. He is also a board member and former president of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA).

      Lowell Dittmer
      Professor at Department of Political Science, UC-Berkeley
      Professor Dittmer received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 1971. His scholarly expertise is the study of contemporary China. He teaches courses on contemporary China, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. His current research interests include a study of the impact of reform on Chinese Communist authority, a survey of patterns of informal politics in East Asia, and a project on the China-Taiwan-US triangle in the context of East Asian regional politics. Professor Dittmer's recently published books and monographs include Sino-Soviet Normalization and Its International Implications (University of Washington Press, 1992), China's Quest for National Identity (with Samuel Kim, Cornell University Press, 1993), China Under Modernization (Westview Press, 1994), and South Asia's Nuclear Crisis (M. E. Sharpe, 2005).

      Katie Quan
      Associate Chair & Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
      Katie Quan is Associate Chair of the Labor Center, and has worked as a labor specialist at the Labor Center since 1998. Her areas of specialization are labor strategies in the global economy, policies that promote the rights of immigrant workers, and equity issues for women workers. Formerly chair of the Labor Center, she now heads the Labor Center's education and training activities. Prior to joining the Labor Center staff, Katie was an international vice-president of UNITE, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees. She rose through the ranks, having been a rank and file seamstress, shop steward, union organizer, and manager of the union's Pacific Northwest District Council. Katie chaired the founding convention of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and her organizing experiences have been documented by Ruth Milkman in Women in Unions (Cornell ILR Press, 1993), and by Xiaolan Bao in Holding Up More than Half the Sky (University of Illinois Press 2001). She continues her involvement with garment worker and women's issues as a Board member of the Worker Rights Consortium, the Labor Project for Working Families, the International Labor Rights Fund, the Working America Education Fund, and the Working for Good Jobs in America Fund.

      Five Panels:
      - Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation
      - Clean Energy, Green Technology and Sustainable Development
      - Economic Transformation Following Globalization
      - Social Entrepreneurship and the Responsibility of Youth
      - Public Opinion and China from Different Perspectives

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