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Second Preparatory Meeting of Shanghai Forum 2018 Successfully Held

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On April 24, the second Preparatory Meeting of Shanghai Forum 2018 was held at Fudan Development Institute. The Organizing Committee of the Shanghai Forum, the Secretariat, roundtable/session chairs and representatives, as well as the responsible comrades of the relevant departments of the school attended the meeting. Director of media promotion and roundtable/session chairs reported on the highlights of Shanghai Forum 2018 and the progress of the preparatory work. Chen Zhimin, Associate Vice President of Fudan University and Park In-kook, President of Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies both gave a summary speech at the end of the meeting.

Chen Zhimin expressed his gratitude to President Park In-kook as well as roundtable/session chairs and representatives for coming to the second Preparatory Meeting. He hoped that this year’s Shanghai Forum could focus on Asia and Asia’s links to various regions of the world, touching upon major issues in a world of change.

Park In-kook reviewed and spoke highly of the significant progress in preparatory work. He hoped that Shanghai Forum could shoulder the responsibility to improve our knowledge-sharing philosophy and vision, thus becoming a leader of intellectual discourse in Asia and the world.

Founded in 2005, Shanghai Forum is now known as one of the most famous international forums held in Shanghai. Co-hosted by Fudan University and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, undertaken by Fudan Development Institute (FDDI), Shanghai Forum endeavors to build an interactive platform for multi-sided communication amongst academic, political, commercial, and press circles through which significant problems both in Asia and the world will be discussed comprehensively and profoundly.

Shanghai Forum 2018 is to be held on May 26-28, 2018 and the theme is “Asia’s Responsibilities in a World of Change”. The Forum includes 10 roundtables and 17 sessions within six panels, including “Global Governance”, “Environmental Governance”, “Public Security”, “Social Governance”, “Scientific & Technological Innovation” and “Culture & Civilization”. It is to provide a platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas on topics of common concern, such as major-country relationship, the Belt & Road Initiative, artificial intelligence, green financial innovation, and Arctic governance & exploration.


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