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Lang, Graeme

Non-Resident Scholar
City University, Hong Kong
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Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong.

Graeme Stuart Lang was born in British Columbia. He earned his  B.A. at Simon Fraser University and an M.A., PhD at York University. His research interests are sociological and ecological aspects of Asian societies, religions and science and comparative history of science in Asia and Europe.


Lee, Matthew T.

Non- Resident Scholar
Harvard University
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Matthew T. Lee Vitae

Matthew T. Lee, Ph.D., is Director of Empirical Research of the Human Flourishing Program at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2000. He was a Professor and Chair of sociology and an Interim Chair in anthropology and classical studies at the University of Akron, with a secondary appointment in criminal justice studies, in addition to serving as a Faculty Fellow in both the Center for Conflict Management and the Center for Experiential Learning. He was Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity and President of the North Central Sociological Association. His current research explores pathways to human flourishing, benevolent service to others, and the integration of social science and the humanities.


Li, Spencer

Non-Resident ScholarSDL_BNE
Professor of Criminology
Department of Sociology
University of Macau
Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa
Macau, China
Phone: +853 8397 8836
Email: SpencerLi@umac.mo

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Dr. Spencer Li is Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Macau, specializing in criminology, criminal justice, and substance abuse. He also serves as President of Asian Association of Substance Abuse Research. Previously, Dr. Li worked as Assistant Professor at University of Maryland and Florida State University and Statistician at U.S. Department of Justice. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, corrections, substance abuse, child development, and sociology of religion. His publications have appeared in several major academic journals. Dr. Li served as principal investigator/project director for several research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that examined the relationships among family processes, religion, organizational structure and policies, social services, and adolescent well-being and risk behavior. Dr. Li also served as principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several publicly and privately funded projects related to juvenile delinquency and substance abuse.


Longenecker, Bruce W.

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Professor of Religion and W.W. Melton Chair
Baylor University
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Dr. Longenecker joined the Baylor faculty in August 2009, having taught previously at St Andrews University (Scotland, 1999-2009), Cambridge University (England, 1995-1999) and Durham University (England, 1991-1995).

A New Testament scholar with over twenty books published, Professor Longenecker has also contributed to research beyond New Testament studies, including The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol (2015) and The Crosses of Pompeii: Jesus-Devotion in a Vesuvian Town (2016). His research interest focus particularly on early Christianity in its Greco-Roman context.

 

He is married to Fiona Bond, and they have two boys.


Lu, Yunfeng "Paul"

Non-Resident Scholar
Peking University
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Yunfeng Lu is an associate professor of sociology at Peking University. He is the author of The Transformation of Yiguan Dao in Taiwan: Adapting to a Changing Religious Economy (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2008). Professor Lu is a widely published author primarily on topic of sociology of religion, in both Chinese and English. He has published more than a dozen articles in each language. Professor Lu is an Invited Editor of two Chinese journals and English journals.


Metcalf Little, Heidi

Non-Resident Scholar
Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute
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Heidi Metcalf Little has worked extensively in both domestic and international policy arenas with a specific focus on issues of poverty and youth. She has taken a leading role developing policy, programming, philanthropic granting strategies, and public-private partnerships addressing global issues including HIV/AIDS, anti-human trafficking, and disaster relief as well as domestic issues such as foster care, workforce development and public safety.

Heidi is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute where she is responsible for managing the center and publishing the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, the only comprehensive report of private financial flows from developed countries to the developing world.


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