Celebrating Elinor Ostrom in China

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The IU delegation attended the Ostrom Symposium on the Study of the Commons, Governance and Collective Decision at the IU China Gateway office in Beijing. IU Professor Joyce Man, who is the academic director of the IU China Gateway, welcomes the audiences to the symposium, which was hosted by IU’s Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business and the Chinese Ostrom Society.
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Materials displayed at the symposium at the IU China Gateway office in Beijing on the groundbreaking work of the late IU Nobel Laureate Elinor “Lin” Ostrom, who became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. At the time, Ostrom was the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. 
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IU President Michael A. McRobbie delivers the welcoming remarks to those at the symposium that Lin had a “profound impact” on development studies around the world, and she was largely responsible for the development of the study of the commons.
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IU President Michael A. McRobbie surveys a collection of photos and works related to the late IU Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom.
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IU President McRobbie and members of the delegation with participants at the Ostrom Symposium at the IU China Gateway office.
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Students and scholars listen to the lectures. The attendees, many of whom are distinguished Chinese students and scholars, have been greatly influenced by the theories and methods associated with and developed by Lin and her late husband, Vincent.