Symposium Presentations – Day One



General Introductions of Tsinghua Distance Education and Poverty Alleviation
Prof. WU Gengsheng

Vice Dean, School of Continuing Education, Tsinghua University.


visit to BeijingThe Wang Foundation's Approach to Poverty Alleviation: Preparing Global Citizens Through International Service Learning
Mr. Ron Moffatt

President, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Director, International Student Center, San Diego State University; Wang Foundation Advisory Board Member


visit to BeijingWhy Helping Americans To Speak Mandarin Is Very Important
Mr. Sidney Rittenberg

President, Rittenberg Associates Inc.
Wang Foundation Advisory Board Member

Introductions of Tsinghua University Poverty Alleviation through Education Project

Director of Educational Poverty Alleviation Office, Tsinghua University


International Education Partnerships Support Poverty Alleviation in China
Ms. Mary Anne Grant

President, ISEP: International Student Exchange Programs


"Building a Globally Focused University: The Story of the Wang Center at PLU"
Dr. Loren Anderson

President, Pacific Lutheran University


Toward A Pacific Rim E-University
Professor Kazuo Yana

Information Technology Research Center, Department of Electronic Informatics,
Hosei University, Japan


One Portal: A Bridge Cross Pacific Ocean in Education
Mr. Chengfeng Zhou

Chairman, China Educational Resources Inc. Canada


What is the Solution to Poverty?
Dr. Peter Wang

Founder and CEO, Wang Foundation


Civic Engagement,Service Learning and the Liberal Arts
Dr. Richard L. Torgerson

President, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


Development and Anti-Poverty Efforts: China in Global Perspective
Professor Gregory Eliyu Guldin

Wang Center at Pacific Lutheran University and the Asian Development Bank


Harvesting Rural Potential by Understanding and Engaging Rural Students? Needs, Constraints and Opportunities China’s Rural Poor Face in Obtaining Post-Secondary Education
Mr. Brian Sharbono

Managing Director, Rural Education Action Project Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University