The Wisconsin China Initiative welcomed advisory board members from around the world for their annual leadership meeting held October 6-7, 2010. The two-day assembly began with a welcome reception and dinner, where new UW-Madison China studies faculty, Joseph Dennis, assistant professor of history, and Sida Liu, assistant professor of sociology, spoke. On Thursday, the board members were updated on the Chancellor’s trip to China and UW-Madison and China relations and lunched with student leaders while listening to presentations from Mary Regal, director of the Bureau of Export Development for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Edward Freidman, professor of political science. The gathering ended with a free, public panel discussion on Wisconsin-China water collaborations — Learn more about the panelists.
Enjoy a photo gallery on the 2010 Wisconsin China Initiative leadership board meeting events, presentations, and board members.
Photos by Pauline Zhu, Division of International Studies
About the Wisconsin China Initiative
The Wisconsin China Initiative is composed of faculty, alumni, and leaders in business and government who recognize the importance of China to the economic and political future of Wisconsin and the United States. The Division of International Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies established this exceptional group to create new partnerships between Chinese higher education institutions and UW-Madison, while continuing to develop plans for strategic engagements between China and the State of Wisconsin.