Penn Wharton China Center Launched

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Penn Wharton China Center Faculty Director John Zhang, Dean Geoffrey Garrett, and Managing Director Jeff Bernstein

The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School celebrated the opening of Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing, China, with a day full of events on March 10, 2015. The Center serves as a valuable resource and vibrant gathering place that will enhance learning and research opportunities to the benefit of Penn’s faculty, students, alumni and friends in China. Through its consulting programs, PWCC will also support Chinese executives and others in acquiring the practical skills and perspectives to help them successfully lead their organizations in a global context.

To celebrate the opening, Penn Provost Vincent Price led a delegation of more than 40 faculty and senior administrators from Penn, including Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Ezekiel Emanuel, Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett and seven other Penn deans. They helped to kick off a two-day series of academic discussions, featuring a roundtable with Chinese university leaders to discuss issues in higher education, panel discussions with senior Chinese business leaders and Penn scholars, and research talks with Penn faculty and deans. The six-month grand opening will culminate with a Gala Celebration and Forum in September 2015 with Penn President Amy Gutmann in attendance.

Enjoy the small assortment of photos below from the Penn Wharton China Center launch event.

Originally published by Wharton Magazine, March 30, 2015

PWCC launch photos on Flickr >>