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Alumni Event

Leiden Alumni China Event in Shanghai

Friday 19 June 2020
The Shanghai Edition
199 Nanjing Road East, Huangpu
Shanghai, China

All Leiden alumni are very welcome at a Leiden alumni meeting in  Shanghai on 19th of May. 

Our vice rector magnificus Hester Bijl will welcome you from Leiden; Leiden alumnus dr. Pai Zheng will give a speech and at 7 pm the networking meeting will start. 
Please see the invitation on thius page for more details and rsvp. 

Invitation Leiden Alumni Event in Shangahi

Leiden Alumni China: how come?

Recently, the group Leiden Alumni China has been set up by Carmen Bakas (Civil & International law 1992) an associate law professor at Fudan University Shanghai and her DaWo law firm colleagues Dan Xu and Zi Wang ( both European and International Business law 2011).

Together they wrote an article for the Leiden alumni office: “ Leiden alumni abroad in times of Corona”.  They received many enthusiastic reactions especially from alumni in China. The three of them agreed that the time was there to set up a Leiden Alumni China group to interact and connect. Within no time the group had 100 members.  

Carmen has worked and lived in many countries and was always connected with Leiden alumni abroad.  Teaching at universities had also made her appreciate  the importance of an alumni network. Therefore she was happy to help her colleagues Dan and Zi to organize an alumni event in Shanghai.  DaWo law firm graciously offered to sponsor this very first event of Leiden Alumni China. Reaching out to Leiden University was rewarding as the Alumni office offered prompt assistance and provided Leiden University  “goodies” such as pins and stickers. It was clear that Leiden University would like to maintain strong ties with its alumni even when they live far away. At our upcoming event, professor Hester Bijl, vice rector magnificus, addressing the Leiden alumni China group will be the icing on the cake. 

We hope that Leiden Alumni China will become an engaged and supportive alumni network which will be beneficial to both the university and the alumni. We are looking forward to the event on June 19 and are grateful for the encouragement from Leiden University.

Carmen Bakas

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