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【Beijing Forum 2010】When the Curtain Rises Up

Peking University, Nov. 5, 2010: The annual Beijing Forum kicked off at Diaoyutai State Guest House on the morning of Nov. 5.


The theme for the seventh Beijing Forum, which will last for three days, is "The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All – Commitments and Responsibilities for a Better World."


Co-sponsored by Peking University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Beijing Forum is an annual event from 2004 for communication and exchanges from academia across the world. It aims to promote the research of humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region, with a view to facilitating international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions that can lead to the social development and the increased prosperity of the world’s citizens and civilizations.


Video from PKUTV (in Chinese)


Among themes for panel sessions of the seventh Beijing Forum are “Faith and Responsibilities: Spiritual Reflections of Global Issues,” “Addressing Global Environmental Challenges: Policies and Actions,” “Global Governance and the Role of China,” “Building the Harmonious World City,” “Health for All: Conscience and Commitment of Medicine,” “Global Imbalances and Their Solutions,” “Education Reform and Research in the Era of Transition: Responsibility and Future," and "Challenge, Responsibility, Vision: We are the Youth in a Globalizing World."


Photographers from PKU News presented pictures from the venue.




Hao Ping, Vice Minister, China's Ministry of Education


Silvia Morimoto, Deputy Country Director, UN Development Program in China, delivering message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 


Chey Jae-won, Vice-Chairman, SK Group 



Michael Ussery, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 



Zhou Qifeng, President, Peking University


 Liu Limin, Director, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education 


Ernesto Zedillo, former President, United Mexican States


 Jürgen Moltmann, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology,
University of Tübingen 


Pan Wenshi, Professor, PKU School of Life Sciences














Edited by: Jacques

Source: PKU News (Chinese)