December 2 – The New School: The Pros and Cons of US Universities in Authoritarian Countries

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street


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Join us for our 13th Public Voices event, a public forum on the pros and cons of US universities opening campuses and centers in countries with authoritarian regimes.


Teng Biao, Grove Human Rights Scholar, Hunter College, City University of New York; President, China Against the Death Penalty

Eli Friedman, Associate Professor of International and Comparative Labor, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University, and Member of Cornell China Center Faculty Advisory Committee

Carol Kim, Senior Vice President for Global Partnerships, The New School

William C. Kirby, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Chairman, Harvard China Fund, Harvard University

Pericles Lewis, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy; Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University; founding President, Yale-National University of Singapore

Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

Catharine Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University; affiliated faculty member, NYU Abu Dhabi


Jonathan Fanton, former President, The New School, MacArthur Foundation, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations; former Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

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