Lectures Archive

  • Business Lecture Jim McColl – October 2012

    Event Date: 25/10/2012 The October speaker secured by the Confucius Institute for Scotland for its business lecture series on China, Scotland and the World is Jim McColl, Founder of Clyde Blowers plc. His talk, the second of four running this autumn, is entitled `There is so much opportunity`. The series of talks have been organised to help ... Read more
  • Lunchtime Guest Lecture Friday – November 2012

    `Social security in China` is the focus of a lunchtime talk (lunch is available) at the Confucius Institute from Dr Chun Ding, economics professor from Fudan University. As director of the Centre for European Studies, Professor Ding’s research is focused on social and economic issues in Europe such as European integration, the welfare state, social security ... Read more
  • Divinity School October Lectures – October 2012

    Two China focused lectures will take place in the School of Divinity on 2nd and 11th October respectively. Monday 2nd October Andrew Kaiser (Edinburgh)will speak on `Lessons for Today from China`s Past: Timothy Richard`s Innovations in Mission`. Time: 4.00-5.30pm Venue: Centre for the Study of World Christianity Address: New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX Thursday 11th October Dr Gil Raz, Dartmouth ... Read more
  • Arup Scotland – November 2012

    Event Date: 29/11/2012 Join us on Thursday 29 Nov in the last business lecture on China, Scotland and the World for 2012, to hear from Peter Budd, chairman of Arup Scotland. This British based engineering consultancy led the way in the delivery of major projects in China including the Olympic Bird`s Nest Stadium and Water Cube ... Read more
  • Building China – the architects view point – September 2012

    Join us on 27 September to hear from one of China`s leading architectural companies charting the development of his cross-cultural company and the growth of Chinese cities over the last few decades. In the first business lecture of the autumn series, Dr Liu Li,alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, will tell how he built his architecture ... Read more
  • Dr Jim O` Neill – June 2012

    The third talk in our Business Lecture Series will be given by Dr Jim O`Neill, one of the world`s most famous economists with over ten years experience at Goldman Sachs. This talk will take place on Wednesday 6th June in Edinburgh`s iconic Signet Library in West Parliament Square. Doors open at 5pm for the talk which ... Read more
  • Dr Ji Bin: China`s Economic Growth and Transformation – June 2012

    Event Date: 14/06/2012 Join us for the fourth lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China. The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be ... Read more
  • Stephen Perry: Everyone should understand China – May 2012

    Event Date: 10/05/2012 Join us for the second lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China. The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be ... Read more