Shanghai University is organizing a Webinar to discuss and review global governance and relations coupled with the international response to the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar will take place on-line on Friday May 8th from 19:00 Beijing Time on Zoom


Date: Friday 8th May

Time: Shanghai 19:00-21:00 / Brussels 13:00 – 15:00

Free of Charge

Join on: Zoom Platform

Meeting ID: 699-1687-0166

Shanghai University

Shanghai University (SHU) is is a public research university located in Shanghai. Shanghai University is recognised as one of the nation’s leading research universities and is on theProject 211 list of the top national universities of China.

Alberto Bradanini

A former Italian diplomat, currently President of the Research Center on Contemporary China. Graduated in Political Science at the University of Rome in 1974 he entered the diplomatic service in 1975 and held various positions at the Foreign Ministry and abroad, including Belgium,Venezuela, Norway and the United Nations (Director of Unicri, United Nations Research Institute on crime and drugs, from 1998 to 2003). He worked in China for ten years at various times, from 1991 to 1996 as Commercial Counselor at the Italian Embassy in Beijing, then Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong from 1996 to 1998 and finally Ambassador of Italy in Beijing from 2013 to 2015. In addition, He was coordinator of the Italy-China Government Committee at the Italian Foreign Ministry (2004-2007) and head of Enel’s international institutional office (2007-08), Alberto Bradanini was also Ambassador of Italy to Iran (August 2008-December 2012).

Lorenzo Riccardi

Lorenzo Riccardi is the Managing Director of RsA Asia (; he lecturers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has been Adjunct Associate Professor of Taxation at Xian Jiao Tong Liverpool. He is a CPA specialized in international taxation and has covered roles in the governance of non-profit organizations and multi-national companies including the largest Italian groups in luxury, food and mechanical sectors. Lorenzo is a Fellow researcher at Belt Road Instutute at Shanghai University. He has published extensively on foreign investments in developing and frontier economies ( Lorenzo has always been fascinated by geo-economics, and he has combined his passion for traveling new frontiers with interest for emerging markets in multiple journeys covering every sovereign nation (

Nils Diethelm

Co-running a corporate innovation lab and venture development program in the FMCG sector. Incubating product & service innovations, providing suitable business modeling, digital solutions, and go-to-market & growth strategies. Proven track record in innovation management, business development, strategy consulting and (corporate) venturing. Previous background as owner and co-founder of a technology hub. Career background and skillset: Rapid Prototyping, MVP building, Product-Market-Fit, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Lean Start-up, Ideation, Digital Growth Strategies, Innovation Management, Roadmapping, Forecasting, Megatrends, Scenario Planning, Strategic Foresight, Future Mapping, Trend Analysis.