On May 22, the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies hosted a delegation of faculty members from the China University of Labor Relations (CULR), led by its president. CULR is a university in Beijing affiliated with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions that offers undergraduate programs as well as a training unit.
Pictured from left: Jian Qiao, Professor and Director, CULR Department of Labor Relations; Shuang (Nicole) Chang, Deputy Director, CULR International Office; Tao Li, Professor and Director, CULR Teaching Affairs Office; Ying Jiang, Professor and Director, CULR Law School; Carlson School Dean and Professor Sri Zaheer; President of China University of Labor Relations Xiangbing Liu; John Budd, Professor and Director, CHRLS; and Guozhu (Richard) Zhao, first-year MA-HRIR student and undergraduate alumnus of CULR.
After being welcomed by Carlson School Dean Sri Zaheer and hearing from University of Minnesota Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs Meredith McQuaid, the delegates met with the director of the CHRLS, Professor John Budd, to discuss the possibility of sending CULR undergraduate students to study at the Carlson School, and about potential faculty exchanges and joint research.
Delegates also met with Professor Avner Ben-Ner, and Assistant Professors Alan Benson and Le (Betty) Zhou for lunch and a tour of campus, and spoke with Budd, Professor John Remington, and Labor Education Service Director Monica Bielski-Boris about the current state of Chinese and U.S. labor relations.
The delegation’s visit was also supported by Guozhu (Richard) Zhao, a first-year MA-HRIR student who is an undergraduate alumnus of CULR, and Brenda Lucy, CHRLS Associate Director and Herman Library Director.