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David Zweig

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David Zweig On The Changing Landscape Of Childhood

The Dom Giordano Program

David Zweig, writer for Wired, NY Times, The Atlantic, and New York Magazine, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss updates surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. A couple weeks ago, Zweig joined to discuss a piece he penned for New York Magazine concerning the CDC guidelines set forth for summer camps, which made it nearly impossible for summer camps to operate. Now, Zweig has penned a piece for Wired regarding the disappearance of snow days as schools learn more about technology from Coronavirus. Zweig fears that, as educators grasp virtual education, the snow day will disappear with lessons instead being taught online during inclement weather. Also, Zweig and Giordano discuss the CDC’s newest guidelines regarding masks, and offer whether or not they were surprised by the change of direction by the organization. (Photo by Getty Images)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


18 May 2021

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Jody Vance in for Roy - Working from home may be here for a while, Prof David Zweig from U of T has some tips, the latest COVID vaccine and antibody news with Dr Peter Hotez, a grassroots approach to curbing racism against Asian Canadians with Sonny Wong of Health Over Hate, and COVID travel tips with Dr Sajjad Fazel

Roy Green Show

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25 Jul 2020

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David Zweig, U of T Prof on work from home for foreseeable future

Jeff McArthur

David Zweig, Professor, of Organizational Behaviour and HRM, Dept. of Management, University of Toronto talks about Ontario health minister recommending that people work from home for the foreseeable future. How long will/can work from home last?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 Jul 2020

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National Security Law: David Zweig, Elsie Leung


On Monday's Backchat latest developments in the controversy over the National Security Lawfor Hong Kong.From 9:00am-9:30am, we'll be joined by former Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and former Justice Secretary Elsie Leung.8:...

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1 Jun 2020

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David Zweig | China's "Reverse Migration" Strategies Under Attack: The 1000 Talents Plan


In recent years China has been appealing to scholars who went overseas to study and remained abroad to return to China. Among its “reverse migration” policies is the Thousand Talents Plan, initiated in 2008 to encourage “strategic scientists or leading talents who can make breakthroughs in key technologies or can enhance China’s high-tech industries and emerging disciplines” to accept positions at leading Chinese universities (Recruitment Program of Global Experts). The U.S. government has taken exception to the program, claiming that it encourages economic espionage and intellectual property theft. On January 27, 2020, the National Committee hosted a program to discuss China’s "reverse migration" efforts, presenting the Thousand Talents Plan as a case study. Dr. David Zweig, professor of political science emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, shared his research findings.

1hr 13mins

3 Mar 2020

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David Zweig on China's "Reverse Migration" Strategies and the U.S. Response

NCUSCR Interviews

In an interview with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, Dr. David Zweig shares his research on China's "brain drain," Beijing's 1000 Talents Plan, and Washington's response to that program. On January 27, 2020, the National Committee hosted a public program with Dr. David Zweig to discuss China’s "reverse migration" efforts, presenting the Thousand Talents Plan as a case study.  David Zweig is professor emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


27 Feb 2020

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Peggy Blumenthal and David Zweig on China's Students in the U.S.


According to the most recent Open Doors Report, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in late 2017, China remains the number one sending country of international students to the United States. Approximately 350,000 Chinese currently attend American colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are also growing numbers of Chinese students at American high schools. On June 4 the National Committee hosted a program to discuss the impact of Chinese students on American academic institutions (in February 2018 FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats suggested that Chinese students and scholars conduct espionage on American campuses), and what happens when (if?) the students return to China. The first topic was addressed by Ms. Peggy Blumenthal, senior counselor to the president of IIE; while Dr. David Zweig, professor of political science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, shared his research findings on returnees. Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, Institute of International Education (IIE). After 20 years of service at the Institute of International Education, Ms. Blumenthal became its chief operating officer in 2005, shifting to the role of senior counselor in 2011. Selected publications include International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education: National Trends and New Directions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), co-edited with Dr. Rajika Bhandari of IIE, and a recent article, “Welcoming the New Wave of Chinese Students on US Campuses: Changing Needs and Challenges”, in the summer 2017 edition of New Directions in Student Services, coauthored with Sonny Lim of Rice University. David Zweig is Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, and Director, Center on China’s Transnational Relations (www.cctr.ust.hk), at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an adjunct professor, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, and Vice-President of the Center on China’s Globalization (Beijing). He is the author of four books, including Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages (Cornell Univ. Press, 2002) and a new edited volume, Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, with Hao Yufan (Routledge, 2016).

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6 Jun 2018

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Hong Kong and Beijing: A Complicated Relationship – David Zweig


In 2014, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement grabbed international headlines, shut down the city’s largest commercial districts, and generated concern about Hong Kong’s political future. Images of city streets awash in yellow, and protesters clashing with police quickly spread around the world, and many observers believed the movement heralded significant changes to Hong Kong’s political structure. Three years after calm was restored, questions remain: what is the political mood on Hong Kong campuses? Are freedoms being gradually eroded? What is the future of One Country-Two Systems under the newly elected Chief Executive Carrie Lam?  David Zweig, a long time Hong Kong resident, and a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has been watching the situation closely, and on May 15, 2017 he shared his insights with the National Committee in a conversation moderated by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins. Dr. Zweig addressed a variety of issues including political resistance, academic freedom, reverse brain drain, and the current contradictions between the former British colony and Beijing.   David Zweig is chair professor for the Division of Social Science and director at the Center on China’s Transnational Relations at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at the National University of Defense Technology’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Changsha (Hunan), as well as vice-president of the Center on China’s Globalization in Beijing.

1hr 7mins

15 Jun 2017

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Are you an Invisible? Conversation with Author, David Zweig.

PeerSpectrum | Journeys in Medicine

How many of you feel that your patients, hospital administrators, and even some of your own colleagues really understand and appreciate what you do every day? How much of your work and effort goes unseen? Today we're excited to welcome David Zweig. David is the author of "The Invisibles," a deep dive exploration of the quiet professionals who are indispensable to our modern life. David is a familiar face to many of you, he's written for publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and the Harvard Business Review. We have a link to his Ted Talk in the show notes that's definitely worth checking out. So, what does a Structural engineer, a Perfume tester, a UN Translator, a Sound engineer for Led Zeppelin, an anesthesiologist, a cinematographer and a Guitar Tech for Radiohead all have in common?They are the elite professionals who work quietly and meticulously behind to scenes in ways that are often both indispensable and invisible. Many of us have no idea who they are or what they do...unless of course, something goes wrong.


4 Jan 2017

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13: Upside of Being Invisible with David Zweig

Pivot with Jenny Blake

“These days we are expected to live our lives at the same time we brand the shit out of it,” my friend Stacy said to me last year. That sentiment stuck with me, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since.Selfies, Snapshat, blog posts, Periscope, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter—when do we get a break to simply live our lives and do the work?It can be a tough tradeoff to make—particularly to those of us who have chosen more public-facing careers—toil behind the scenes and risk obscurity, or obligingly participate in Social Everything to build our platforms?It was hard enough for me to deal with daily life during the roughest moments of my 2013 pivot, let alone think about what to blog about during that time.📝 Check out full show notes and links from this episode and share it with a friend! http://itsfreetime.com/episodes/13 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


1 Nov 2015