Fudan and UC Irvine agreed to develop student and faculty exchanges, create a think-tank for practical solutions to U.S.-China investment challenges, and implement a 3-year initiative to further bilateral unerstanding of Intellectual Property / Innovation in both countries.
The John and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law is now housed in the UCI MPAA law suite. Donor John Long presented the office keys to interim co-directors Professor John Graham and Professor Archie Kleingartner on August 25. Recruitment now begins in earnest for the permanent director and executive director.
We are determined to create a truly bilateral collaboration between Chinese and U.S. universities to organize the Long Institute’s research focus.
Meetings with Tsinghua University, The People’s Universityof China, China University of Political Science & Law, China Daily, and Guangming Daily have confirmed the need for an entity serving both sides of the Pacific.
As UC Irvine prepares to establish the U.S.-China business and law institute, an exploratory envoy is discussing the optimal bilateral approach with universities and corporations in Hong Kong and the mainland. Here with Archie Kleingartner, Allison Long, John Long, Marilyn Long, and Chia-Wei Woo, founding president of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Professor Woo, as a former president of SF State and provost of UCSD, has provided prominent contacts throughout Hong Kong and China. Certainly one of the most influential, he also may be the most charming man in China!
John and Marilyn Long have signed an agreement to establish the John & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law.
This multimillion-dollar undertaking is a joint initiative of UCI School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business, aiming to ”serve as a bridge for cross-cultural dialogue, an unbiased platform for understanding and promoting U.S.-China business and legal relations, and a think tank for local, national and global constituencies and stakeholders on both sides of the Pacific.”
A formal announcement of the Longs’ gift and the establishment of the Institute will be made shortly. In the meantime, an outline of the initiative is available at UCILongInstitute.org. We will make our first journey to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai with the Longs, next week.