At 1:30 p.m., June 29th, 2010, invited by Center for Global studies at Shanghai University, Prof. Jan Nederveen Pieterse
gave a speech entitled “Global rebalancing”. Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology
at University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the initiator of International Global Studies Conference. The speech was
hosted by Prof. Guo Changgang. Students from economic department and liberal arts department attended the lecture and
enjoyed the charm of global studies. The Centre will hold a summer school entitled “civilization dialogue and challenge of
pluralism”, at the time experts from at home and abroad will analyze the influence of religion to politics, economics and society.