Fudan Holds Second Preparatory Meeting of Shanghai Forum 2018

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 representatives of the relevant departments gathered together to discuss 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 to conclude the meeting.

Chen Zhimin expressed his gratitude to President Park In-kook as well as the roundtable/session chairs and other representatives for joining in 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 changes.

Park In-kook reviewed and spoke highly of the significant progress in the preparatory work. He hoped that Shanghai Forum could shoulder the responsibility of improving our knowledge-sharing philosophy and vision to become 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 are discussed comprehensively and profoundly.

Shanghai Forum 2018 is to be held from May 26th to 28th, 2018, and the theme is “Asia’s Responsibilities in a World of Changes”. 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.