A $10 million gift from William Fung ’70 will support the University’s international efforts, including an annual academic conference abroad and a program to bring young visiting scholars from other countries to Princeton.
The first Princeton-Fung Global Forum, on “The Future of the City,” is scheduled for January in Shanghai. Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said he expects the forum to become “a signature intellectual event that attracts attention from academics and policymakers around the world.” Future conferences will be held at other locations.
The Fung Global Fellows Program will begin in the fall of 2013, drawing six scholars to campus for a year of research and participation in a weekly public seminar series. Outstanding scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years will be selected.
Fung, a University trustee, is group chairman of Li & Fung, a multinational group of export and retailing companies that is based in Hong Kong.