Co-Hosted by CHEY

Beijing Forum

Beijing Forum

Beijing Forum, co-hosted with Peking University since 2004, is an annual academic festival under the overarching theme of "The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All". The Beijing Forum strives to strengthen mutual respect and cooperation in the region and beyond by exploring regional values and identifying potential threats to Asian civilizations through academic exchange.
Nobel laureates such as Robert A. Mundell, Douglass C. North, and Amartya Kumar Sen have participated in the forum to share ideas and discoveries. Leading politicians including former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Vice-Chairman Zhu Tienong of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China have also contributed to discussions on current global issues.

The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for AllInheritance and Mutual Learning

The 20th Beijing Forum was held from November 3rd to 5th at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and Peking University under the theme of "The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for AllInheritance and Mutual Learning." The forum was held offline three years after the COVID19 pandemic. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Forum, the "Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Beijing Forum: Selected Keynotes" was published.


Opening Speech:

Gong Qihuang (President, PKU)

Paul Alivisatos (President, UChicago) *Video

Irina Bokova (Former Director-General of UNESCO)

Yukio Hatoyama (Former Prime Minister of Japan, 2009-2010)

Chey Taewon (Chairman, SK Group) *Video

You Jun (Peking Leadership)


Keynote Speech (Presiding: Park In-kook, President of Chey Institute of Advanced Studies):

Gao Wen (Chair Professor of Liberal Arts, PKU Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering)

Gene Block (Chancellor, UCLA)

Teruo Fujii (President, UTokyo)

Wang Guangqian (Vice Chairman of the 14th National Committee of CPPCC)


Session 1: The End of Empire, the Second World War, and the Transformation of Asia

Session 2: International Cooperation and Global Governance in the Era of Uncertainty

Session 3: Philosophy of Family: A New Subdiscipline in Philosophy

Session 4: Chinese Path to Modernization and Global Economic Development

Session 5: Chinese Classics from the Perspective of World Civilization History

Session 6: Area Studies from the Perspective of Plural Civilizations

Session 7: Global PopulationAgeing and Sustainable Development of Economy, Society and Environment

Session 8: The South and the North in Chinese History

Session 9: Digital Intelligence International Development and Innovation Education Forum: Digitization and the Future of Global Higher Education

Session 10: Transmission of Knowledge and Mutual Learning Among Civilizations

Session 11: Low-Carbon Transport and High-Quality Development

Session 12: Institutions and Governance from the Perspective of Modernization

Session 13: Resuming the Conversation: Histories of Science, Technology and Medicine in a World of Fracture

Session 14: Sustainable and Green Development in Africa: China-Africa-UN Cooperation

Session 15 PKU Global Health and Development Forum 2023: One Health and Innovative Ecosystem

Session 16: Youth Development and China-African Cooperation

Dates : 2023.11.03 - 05

Venue : Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Peking University