STL’s Founding Dean Jeffrey Lehman Named One of China’s Most Influential Foreign Experts
STL’s Founding Dean Jeffrey Lehman was recognized as one of the 40 most influential foreign experts since China’s reform and opening up 40 years ago. The award was announced by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) at SAFEA’s 16th China International Talent Exchange Conference in Shenzhen on April 14, 2018.
“Jeffrey Lehman is especially deserving of this recognition. He has personally established two of the most forward-looking intuitions of higher education in China, both of which promise a lasting and significant impact on China’s relationships with the global community,” said STL Dean Philip McConnaughay.
Lehman currently is the Founding Vice Chancellor of New York University’s Shanghai campus. He was the Founding Dean of STL, serving from 2007-2012. Previously, he was President of Cornell University and Dean of the University of Michigan Law School.
Lehman’s additional achievements and awards include China’s esteemed Friendship Award, the highest honor for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress,” and the Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award, presented annually in recognition of major contributions by members of Shanghai’s expatriate community. Lehman also is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Peking University.
More information about SAFEA’s Influential Foreign Expert Awards is available here.