Dr. Xinsheng Liu, Research Scientist and Assistant Director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was recently named a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Li Ka Shing Foundation through a highly competitive process.
The Changjiang Scholar, also known as the Cheung Kong Scholar, is China’s most prestigious academic honor conferred to an individual scholar in higher education. It recognizes academic contributions and achievements made by both Chinese and international scholars in various research fields and supports about fifty Visiting Chair Professorships to bring prominent scholars from across the world to China to teach and conduct research at the nation’s leading universities. Most recipients are from the fields of engineering and natural sciences. Dr. Liu is one of the few awardees with expertise in social sciences.
With the support of the program, Dr. Liu will continue his collaborative research with Chinese scholars on environmental policy, natural resources management, and other public policy issues from a comparative analysis perspective. He will travel to China regularly in the next several years and work three months every year as a Changjiang Scholar Visiting Chair Professor of the School of Public Administration, Inner Mongolia University. His main academic activities and objectives are to teach graduate seminars on policy theories and methods to enhance interest and skill in public policy studies as well as conduct research projects with Chinese colleagues on environmental policies and sustainable development issues.