PROF. Ha Wei
Professor Ha Wei is currently a Research Professor in Education Policy and Management at the Graduate School of Education and a faculty associate at the Institute of Education Economics at Peking University. Prior to joining the Peking University, he served seven years as economist and senior economist with UNDP and UNICEF in the United States and Africa. During his doctoral study at the Harvard University, he also served as a consultant at the World Bank. He has published more than 20 articles and book chapters in a wide-range of fields including education economics, public health, migration, and development economics. His paper received the best paper award from the China Economic Review in 2016. His current research focuses on the impact evaluation of key national education policies in China such as the Rural Compulsory Education Finance Reform, and China’s efforts to build “World Class Universities” through the 211 and 985 Projects. Professor Ha received his dual BA in Economics and Political Science and MA in Education Economics from Peking University and his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Prof. Li Chenjian
Professor Li, Chenjian is currently the Vice Provost of Peking University, and Professor and Associate Dean of School of Life Science, Peking University.
Professor Li attended Peking University for his undergraduate education, and Peking Union Medical College for training in medicine. Professor Li was trained in literature and history first before he embark on neuroscience and medicine. He received his Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from Purdue University, USA; postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University. Professor Li was an assistant professor and associate professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and then Aidekman Endowed Chair of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU. Professor Li returned to Peking University in 2013.
Professor Li has been devoted to education development and reforms, ranging from high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical student education. He was one of the organizers of the "Science Outreach Program" in USA. Currently in School of Life Sciences as well as PKU, Professor Li is in the leadership team in charge of education reform and international collaboration.
John L. Holden is a the Associate Dean of the Yenching Academy, a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing. He serves as advisor to Vermillion Partners, Ltd., as well as a number of philanthropic and educational organizations.
Michelle Wang is a project officer on disability and gender issues at Handicap International. Michelle focuses on counseling and education for youth, particularly young women with disabilities. In the area of rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, Michelle oversees implementation of advocacy projects on inclusive education for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and on disabilities, gender, and sexuality in China that comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). She has worked for many years together with civil society organizations and disabled people organizations in China, and has international exchange experience in the U.S., Germany and Malaysia relating to service-learning, disabilities and inclusive education. Michelle is a qualified facilitator for Disability Equality Training (DET), approved by the National Council of Welfare and Social Development of Malaysia and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.