The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.
Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…
Monday, March 12th 2018
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library
…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.
Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.
Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.