Advisory Committee

Tu Wei Ming/杜維明
Tu Wei Ming is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Research Professor at Harvard University. He has been on the Harvard faculty since 1981 and was Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1996-2008. Professor Tu is currently interpreting Confucian ethics as a spiritual resource for the emerging global community. He holds a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Tunghai University, Taiwan, and M.A. in Regional Studies - East Asia, and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Blanche Woolls
Blanche Woolls was Director of the School of Library Information and Science at San Jose State University, 1997-2005. She is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians and the International Association of School Librarianship. She has been active throughout her career in local, state, national and international library media associations. Professor Woolls has a B.A. in Fine Arts, M.A. in Library Science and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science, all from Indiana University.

William Hsiao
William Hsiao is K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Program of Health Care Financing at Harvard University. His health policy research program spans across developed and less developed nations. Professor Hsiao is an internationally recognized economist with decades of international experience in designing and implementing national health system reform. He holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University.
Carol Priestley
Carol Priestley is Director of the Network for Information & Digital Access (NIDA). She spent many years from the mid 1970s to the 90s working in both Africa and Asia. Her particular interest is that all people are able to access and contribute information, ideas and knowledge necessary to drive sustainable and equitable development. Carol Priestley was the founding Director of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) in 1992 and held the position until 2006. She was awarded the MBE for her services to science in developing and transitional countries. She holds a B.Sc. in Geology from University of Leeds and M.Sc. in Information Sciences, University of Leeds Metropolitan.

Carol Tang
Carol Tang is the Executive Director of San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum, an interactive art and technology museum committed to fostering creativity and collaboration in all youth and families through open-ended STEM activities and design challenges. She was a 2012 recipient of the Leading Women in STEM award by the California STEM Learning Network. Prior to her current role, Carol had leadership roles at S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Coalition for Science After School, and the California Academy of Sciences. Carol formerly was a Paleontology Professor at Arizona State University, She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. with honors from U.C. Berkeley.


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