UChicago-PKU Joint Forum 2022

  The climate and energy challenge is inherently global as individual nations cannot control the global thermostat in isolation and must collaborate to curb the consequences of climate change. Join the University of Chicago and Peking University for a joint forum convening academics, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders to discuss how the US and China – the two largest carbon producers - and the world, are addressing the climate and energy challenge. The panel discussions will elaborate on the impact climate change is having on civilization and how innovative technology, arts and the humanities, public policy, and industry are working to address this challenge. The forum will highlight the conflicting goals of confronting climate change and how decisions made today will impact all of humanity for years to come.


  About the Joint Forum

  The University of Chicago and Peking University have a longstanding partnership further strengthened by the recent establishment of Peking University’s Center in Chicago. The 2022 Joint Forum on Addressing the Climate and Energy Challenge marks another milestone in a growing collaboration and will highlight institutional strengths in addressing the global climate and energy challenge. Building upon the signature forums of each university, this hybrid event will foster dialogue among academics, policy makers, regulators, and leaders in industry from both nations.

  The University of Chicago has partnered with the China-United States Exchange Foundation to produce the annual US-China Forum since 2015. Each year, the Forum brings together renowned experts from the University of Chicago and China for high-level engagement focused on issues of importance to both countries and, by extension, the world. Peking University’s annual Beijing Forum has brought together renowned scholars, influential policy makers, and thought leaders from more than 70 countries and regions around the world to address the theme of “The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All,” since its inception in 2004.  This year’s Joint Forum with the University of Chicago marks the inauguration of the Beijing Forum Global, a sister forum to the Beijing Forum developed in partnership with PKU’s valued academic partners.

  芝加哥大学和北京大学,作为世界上最重要两个国家的重点大学,有着长期的合作伙伴关系。不久前,北京大学在芝加哥设立了北京大学芝加哥中心,进一步深化了彼此间的联系与合作。今年的联合论坛不仅标志着双方合作的又一个里程碑,而且将使两校成为应对气候和能源这一全球性挑战的国际引领者,同时也突显我们的学术优势。 联合论坛将于 2022 年秋季举行,以两校各自标志性论坛为学术基础,将在学者、政策制定者、监管者和行业领导者之间建立对话。

  芝加哥大学自 2015 年以来每年举办中美论坛,汇集了来自多所大学和中国的知名专家,深入共商对中美两国乃至世界具有重要意义的议题,旨在促进中国和芝加哥大学研究者间长期的合作研究。

  自 2004 年创办以来,北京论坛始终以“文明的和谐与共同繁荣”为总主题,旨在成为世界级的学术峰会,汇聚了来自全球70多个国家和地区的知名学者、有影响力的政策制定者和思想领袖。本次与芝加哥大学的联合论坛,也标志着北京论坛国际论坛的设立,将成为北京大学与世界重要学术合作伙伴在海外共同打造的姐妹论坛。



Organizing Institutions

  The University of Chicago

  The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws pathbreaking scholars to our global campuses, where field-defining ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

  We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

  Peking University

   Peking University is China’s first national comprehensive university. Its lineage dates back to the Imperial University of Peking, founded in 1898. It has played a vital role as the pioneer in the process of China’s modernization. It was here that China’s earliest modern education system was created which facilitated the birth of China’s earliest faculties of liberal arts, natural sciences, social sciences, agricultural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering sciences.

  With a world-wide vision for the future, and based on our experience of higher education in China and around the globe, we are to formulate an educational paradigm informed both by national characteristics and by a global perspective, work together to solve common problems facing humankind, and promote a richer and more colorful human civilization through exchanges and mutual learning.




  China-United States Exchange Foundation

  The China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental foundation committed to the belief that a positive and peaceful relationship between the strongest developed nation and the most populous, fast-developing nation is essential for global wellbeing. Founded in Hong Kong in 2008 and privately funded, CUSEF builds platforms to encourage constructive dialogue and diverse exchanges between the people of the US and China.

  Chey Institute for Advanced Studies

  Chey Institute for Advanced Studies is a knowledge-sharing platform established in October 2018 to honor the 20th anniversary of the passing of CHEY Jong-hyon, the former Chairman of SK Group. The Chey Institute is committed to analyzing various geopolitical risks surrounding the Korean Peninsula, and exploring opportunities and obstacles posed by scientific innovation. In doing so, the Chey Institute will partner with leading academic institutions, research organizations, and think tanks around the world to establish a global network of top thinkers and groups working to solve the challenges of this century.