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Watch The Presentations From the Poverty Alleviation Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

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POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Speakers

Bill Bikales is Senior Development Economist for China and Mongolia at UNDP, based in Beijing, where he works on the UN's support for both countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  His current focus in China is the new poverty challenges that China faces following four decades of rapid growth and poverty reduction.  He is a Harvard-trained  economist and China specialist, who has had long-term residences in Mongolia, China, Philippines and Ukraine, where he worked as economic and social policy advisor on behalf of a number of international development organizations.

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

ZHOU Moming 周默鸣 is Managing Director of Global Communications at Dalian Wanda Group, based in Beijing. He had previously worked as a journalist at Bloomberg in New York and the 21st Century Business Herald in China. He graduated from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He will be introducing Wanda’s targeted poverty alleviation program at Danzhai County 丹寨县, Guizhou, one of the most poverty-ridden provinces in China. With a total investment of $237 million, the program includes a poverty relief fund for short-term poverty alleviation, a tourism resort village for the medium term, and a vocational school for the long term.

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

Moderator 

Jill Kickul teaches entrepreneurship and is the research director of the USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. She previously chaired the NYU Stern School of Business 30-course MBA specialization in social Innovation and Impact. She created the Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest academic conference in the field. Kickul has published more than 100 articles in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and her bestselling book, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship, has been adopted in over 100 universities. She is the Editor of the Social Entrepreneurship Journal. Kickul’s work on entrepreneurship education was recognized by Fortune as a Top 10 Innovative Program.

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Events

March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Los Angeles, California

Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, will focus on General Motors in China since 1989. The discussion will be followed by a short introduction to the Mark L. Moody collection at the USC East Asian Library. 

April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with USCI's Mike Chinoy, who covered the demonstrations for CNN.