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Confucius Institute's Distinguished Scholar Series Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2017) The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute is partnering with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to welcome Professor Scott Rozelle of Stanford University for its Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the William T. Young Library's UK Athletics Auditorium.

Rozelle's lecture, "The Inequality of Human Capital Among China’s Children and China’s Future Growth and Stability," will document China's human capital inequality gaps for children six months old and up to younger adults in college. The presentation will also examine efforts to decrease the inequality.

Rozelle earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. He is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

With research almost exclusively on China, Rozelle focuses on: agricultural policy, the economics of poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on rural education, health and nutrition. He is fluent in Chinese and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with several Chinese collaborators and policymakers. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese individual by the country's premier.

A gateway for Chinese language, culture and art to the people of Kentucky, the UK Confucius Institute provides leadership, support and coordination for Chinese language and programs in K-12 schools as well as on UK's campus; assists and facilitates establishing and maintaining faculty and student exchanges between UK colleges and Chinese universities; conducts Chinese language and cultural exchange; and promotes education about China on campus, across the Bluegrass region, and throughout the Commonwealth. To keep up with UK Confucius Institute and future events, join the institute's listserv and follow them on FacebookTwitter and Snapchat (@UKConfucius).