Spring 2016 lectures

  • Timothy Light Center Lecture Series on China—"Taiwan's Elections and the Impact on Relations with China," by Dr. Richard Bush, director of the Center of East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution. 5 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. Information.


52nd Werner Sichel Lecture Series 2015-16

Hosted by WMU's Department of Economics. This year's series is focused on China.

The Impacts of China's Rise on the Pacific and the World--series listing


Fall 2015 lectures

The Light Center hosted two lectures in fall 2015:

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • "Changes and Challenges to Food Marketing Systems in Urban China," by Dr. Ann Veeck, professor of marketing in WMU's Haworth College of Business, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Drawn from more than 20 years of research on the changing food marketing systems of urban China, Veeck’s talk will focus on findings from her Light Center-funded study on new food consumption patterns in Nanjing, China. Information.

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • "The Rapid Wartime Growth of Communism as the Local Revolution," by Dr. Patrick Fuliang Shan, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Shan will present a new approach to analyzing the rapid wartime growth of Chinese communism in this talk. Information.