China Institute Li Siguang Lecture 2022

Muirhead Tower - G15 (large ground floor lecture theatre)
Muirhead Tower
Thursday 1 December 2022 (16:30-18:00)
John Loughhead
Professor John Loughhead, CB, OBE, FREng, FTSE

The China Institute is delighted to announce that Professor John Loughhead, CB, OBE, FREng, FTSE, will deliver our 2022 Li Siguang Lecture on the topic Science Diplomacy with China – behind the headlines

Science diplomacy is a central element of the UK’s international science strategy and particularly so in its relations with China. It is the progressive development of scientific collaboration in both research and policy fields to enhance dialogue and demonstrate what the UK believes are the values and benefits of its institutions and systems. While the overall diplomatic and political situation between the two countries restricts the areas where collaboration is possible there has been extensive activity over recent years, and this talk will review both what has been achieved and how it works in practice.

Please register for your free ticket to join us for what promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking lecture!

The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for Q+A and a networking reception.

Professor John Loughhead, CB OBE FREng FTSE

From 2014 to 2020 John Loughhead served as Chief Scientific Adviser to UK Government Departments, firstly for Energy & Climate Change and subsequently for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy. He was previously Executive Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, a large university-based research consortium which supported development of the UK’s climate change policies. He spent most of his career in industry latterly as Vice-President Technology & Intellectual Property for the Alstom group, based in its Paris head office. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, where he also spent 5 years in computational fluid dynamics research.

John is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineers. He is Past-President of the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the City & Guilds of London Institute and of the Royal Society of Arts, and Freeman of the City of London

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