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Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

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CUSWF series Women's Power Tool Kit offers expert talks to help us make sense of our times

  Every Thursday noon to 1:00 PM EST 

Event: Women's Power Tool Kit

     

Join us this week to discuss Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19


 Topic:   Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19.
When: Thursday, May 7, noon to 1:00 pm EST


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What personal freedoms will we have to sacrifice to resume our lives? 


Hear from Professor Randall Kennedy, a leading civil rights legal scholar, to anticipate what is ahead. 


Guest   Speaker: Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University; author of six books and expert on freedom of expression, race relations law, civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court


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 We will be conducting Zoom Meetings on a regular basis. Please send us suggestions for topics that you care about. I can be reached at leslie@cuswf.org.

Best Practices for Coping with the Pandemic

Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

Civil Liberties versus Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

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On Fridays at 4:00 EST, CUSWF brings together members and supporters for an online happy hour.  Each week we invite a special guest to share their knowledge and expertise. 


 Event: CUSWF Weekly Happy Hour
When: Friday, May 8, 4:00 pm EST 


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Our guest speaker, Joecy Wu, Founder and Editor-in Chief of You May, will share practical coping tips during a pandemic. 



Come together for an hour of conversation, ideas and friendship.
 

We are stronger together when we connect and share news, stories and information. 

Our CUSWF Book Club Moves Online

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

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On Friday, May 8th at 4:00, we'll host our online book club. 


This month's selection is Severance by Ling Ma. Published in 2018, it is a satirical science fiction novel about life before and after the Shen Fever slowly obliterates global civilization. Severance explores themes of nostalgia, modern office culture, monotony and intimate relations.


The novel, Ma's debut, won the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2018 on many prominent lists.

   

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About the author

Ling Ma was born in Sanming, China, and grew up in Utah, Nebraska, and Kansas. She attended the University of Chicago and received an MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school she worked as a journalist and an editor. Her writing has appeared in Granta, VICE, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, and other publications. A chapter of Severance received the 2015 Graywolf SLS Prize. She lives in Chicago. Find out more about the author. 

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

SCMP CHINA CONFERENCE: HONG KONG - AN ESSENTIAL REVIVAL

On May 14 - 15, 2020  join the FREE VIRTUAL Conference 


Organised by the South China Morning Post, corporate chiefs and thought leaders will debate what the immediate future holds for Hong Kong, while considering Hong Kong’s long-term position within the Greater China framework, how it can recover from the economic downturn and the outbreak of COVID-19 and maintain its status as Asia's financial center.


Topics include:  

Where are we now? A close look at the current state of Hong Kong's economy


 Covid-19: An update on the latest public health situation in Hong Kong 

 

A new frontier: Examining the biotech boom in Hong Kong 


 Rapid adaptations: Covid-19 impact on global trade and supply chains


 Going mainstream: Are online services set to take over? 

Recent Events 即将举行的活动

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Can Confucius Save the World?

On May 6, 2020, China Institute hosted an informative talk on why the teachings of Confucius have made a comeback in China, and, according to Daniel Bell, it has the potential to be a beneficial force in the rest of the world. Bell’s writing on what he describes as China’s meritocracy has stirred heated debate among academic circles. Drawing on a new book Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the World, Bell and co-author Wang Pei argue that Confucius-inspired hierarchies can help deal with the ongoing health crisis and other modern global challenges.

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Living with Uncertainty and the Dilemma of Balancing Personal Liberty

On Thursday, April 30th, 2020, for our Women's Power Tool Kit series, our guest speaker Mary T. White, Professor of Medical Humanities, Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, spoke about how the pandemic has raised new issues of living with uncertainty and the dilemma of balancing personal liberty.

 
Our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt welcomed Mary T. White to talk about coping with uncertainty during the pandemic.    

Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times,  pandemic colleges and students

Pandemic's Impact on Colleges and Students

On April 24, 2020 Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times, covering higher education, discussed her latest report about the pandemic's impact on colleges and students.
 

Anemona Hartocollis is also the author of a book, “Seven Days of Possibilities: One Teacher, 24 Kids, and the Music That Changed Their Lives Forever” (Public Affairs), about a young music teacher in the Bronx, which began as a series of articles in The Times. She speaks Greek and French and graduated from Harvard University.

Crisis Collaboration: Can the U.S. and China Save the Global Economy?

 On April 21, 2020, China Institute presented  top experts on U.S.-China efforts to boost the world economy.  With the health crisis slowing in China, supply chains are ramping up just as the virus spreads in America and economic demand is drying up. As the world’s two largest economies, what can the United States and China do to underpin the global economy? President of Wangxiang America Corporation Pin Ni and Center for China and Globalization President Huiyao Wang discuss what China and the United States must do to mitigate the economic shock created by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Takeout Trials: Lessons from the Chinese Restaurant Frontlines

On April 14, 2020, China Institute hosted an informative talk about restaurant businesses dealing with the pandemic. When the virus erupted in China, Chinese restaurants in the U.S. suffered as fearful customers stayed away. By early February, business was down more than 50% across New York City’s three main Chinatowns. But in China, fast-food restaurants kept hundreds of millions of people fed during the crisis. 


How did they do it, and how are U.S. Chinese restaurants preparing to meet surging take-out demand?

Women and Finance Talk

Watch the video from our Women's Power Tool Kit Women and Finance series, "Stay Whole Throughout the Storm," our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt and our partner Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters share advice to weather the financial storm. 


Karl Bostic, veteran journalist and global aid consultant, joined to discuss conditions in England, including alarming increase in unemployment, mental health issues and domestic violence.

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic

On March 24th, 2020 the China Institute hosted an online webinar on how China fought the coronavirus. Cities were locked down. A hospital is built in ten days. The national holiday was extended. And people stayed at home. In spite of the current circumstances, we must ask – are there opportunities that can be generated from this epidemic? 

In 2020, are there new economic possibilities to be explored?
China Institute and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business America brought together expert economists and investors. 

Women and Finance - Every Thursday Online Webinar

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Thursdays, from 12:00 to 12:30 

Learn about your Financial Tool Kit 


 CUSWF series Women and Finance. This topic has never been more relevant. 


On April 2, 9 and 16th our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt interviewed Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted financial waters, and takes questions from the audience. 


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 We will be conducting Zoom Meetings on a regular basis. Please send us suggestions for topics that you care about. I can be reached at leslie@cuswf.org.

When Fear Goes Viral: Coronavirus Human Costs

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

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At China Institute on March 4, they convened China and global health experts — and a Wuhan resident via Skype — to explore what to do when a virus not only threatens our health, but also our humanity.


 In the weeks since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China, the situation has exploded into a global public health crisis that has claimed over 1000 lives.  As the number of infected individuals has continued to grow exponentially and Chinese society has all but ground to a halt, the world’s critical gaze has turned to China – and to the Chinese people.


Nearly two decades after the outbreak of SARS in 2003, what lessons have actually been learned?  Did early communication failures stoke the flames of pandemic, or has China’s unique system allowed the government to take unprecedented control?  How should international governments react? Where is the public sympathy – global citizens who stood with Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake and with Australia during the 2019 wildfires, but who have been all but absent in today’s growing crisis.


Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

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At China Institute on March 23, in all the hype about China’s economic success, how can we understand the regular people, living regular lives? NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt thought up a brilliant way to do just that: he drove a free taxi cab around his city. Langfitt shares insights from his new book, The Shanghai Free Taxi, and his interactions—many hilarious, many poignant—with a slew of normal Chinese people facing plenty of inequality and uncertainty.


Frank Langfitt is NPR’s London correspondent, covering Brexit, terrorism and other stories in Western Europe. Before coming to the United Kingdom, he spent a decade as a reporter in China, most recently as NPR’s correspondent in Shanghai, where he drove a free taxi around the city for a series on a changing China as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. The NPR radio series inspired his first book, “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China.”

 Langfitt is a graduate of Princeton and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He lives outside London with his wife, Julie, and their two children. Follow him on Twitter @franklangfitt

Never Defeated | Two Women’s Epic Stories of Struggle

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Never Defeated | Two Women’s Epic Stories of Struggle

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  At China Institute on January 29, CUSWF supported China Institute's fascinating evening with Lan Yan and Yan Mei, two of the most influential businesswomen in China—the former heads Lazard’s operations in Greater China, and the latter oversees Brunswick Group’s advisory work in China. Both hailing from prominent families, they have experienced firsthand the turmoil of Communist China’s history at the political center.


Yan, the daughter of Chairman Mao’s Russian translator and granddaughter of a wartime Communist spy, grew up in the company of the likes of Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. When the Cultural Revolution swept the country, her father and grandfather were imprisoned, and her mother was forced out of Beijing, leaving a 10-year-old Yan to survive on her own.


Mei, the daughter of China’s one-time propaganda tsar, who was also imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution, grew up surrounded by leaders and their children as well. She shared a similar story of struggle and success with Yan, whose new memoir, House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History, describes her family’s hardship in riveting detail.


The two business titans shared their stories and secrets with Dorinda Elliott, China Institute director of programs.

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CUSWF Chinese New Years Party!

Partners and supporters celebrated Chinese New Year 2020 with CUSWF in style!

  In the Year of the Rat, we welcomed wealth, abundance and fertility. 

At the fabulous Central Park West rooftop venue of our partner Hongkun, we enjoyed an evening of toasts, merriment and appreciation of Chinese-American friendships. Together we can change the world! Let's celebrate the power of women opening doors for positive change. When: Thursday, February 6th -- 5:30 pm to 8:00

Where: 888 7th Avenue at 56th Street

Food, Drink, Raffle, Fun!