Professor Robert Walker invited to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Green Templeton College Emeritus Fellow Professor Robert Walker meets Chinese Premier Li Kequiang in January 2019

Professor Robert Walker, an Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, was one of 12 foreign experts invited to meet with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in the Great Hall of the People in January.

The occasion was the consultation of the 2019-2020 National Plan being prepared by China’s State Council, the chief administrative authority of the People’s Republic of China.

During the two-day event, Professor Walker spoke about the policy implications of taking a dynamic and multidimensional perspective on poverty in the context of China’s intention to eradicate poverty by 2020, and the Sustainable Development goals that require all countries to halve poverty in all its dimensions by 2030.

Two Nobel laureates, Paul Romer (Economics, 2018) and Konstantin Novoselov (Physics, 2010) were among the other foreign experts consulted.

Professor Walker is an Associate Fellow and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, and Professor in Social Policy and Development at Beijing Normal University, China.

Green Templeton College Emeritus Fellow Robert Walker speaks in January 2019 at the the consultation of the 2019-2020 National Plan being prepared by China’s State Council, the chief administrative authority of the People's Republic of China

Professor Walker was invited to speak at the two-day event in January 2019

Green Templeton College Emeritus Fellow Robert Walker speaks in January 2019 at the the consultation of the 2019-2020 National Plan being prepared by China’s State Council, the chief administrative authority of the People's Republic of China

The occasion was the consultation of the 2019-2020 National Plan being prepared by China’s State Council

Created: 28 February 2019