XJTLU Museum launches branding event called “W•E” (short for Wisdom & Exploration) regularly in X Bar. “W•E Talks” is its sub-series event which is in form of short, powerful talks, aiming to have an exploration of wisdom in minds. In “W•E Talks”, we invite three experts in certain fields to talk about their ideas and to share their stories in a wide range of subjects. We hope it could be helpful for our students to learn experience from others and to extend their insight about their learning, career and even the life. Here comes the fourth series of “W•E Talks” Event.

XJTLU Museum invites Brantly Womack, Professor of Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia; Roberto Donà, Professor of Practice, International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU and Dr. Don Prisno, Associate Professor of Public Health at XJTLU to share about their understanding of the world.

Event Details

  • Topic: My Understanding of the World
  • Time: 14:00- 16:00, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
  • Venue: X Bar (Central lake in the South Campus, above Life & Hope Canteen)
  • Language: English
  • Register: send “W•E TALKS + name +contact number” to [email protected]


  • 14:00-14:05 Hosts introduce “W•E Talks” Event and honored speakers
  • 14:05-14:35 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Prof Brantly Womack
  • 14:35-15:05 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Prof Roberto Donà
  • 15:05-15:35 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Prof Don Prisno
  • 15:35-15:55 Interaction session
  • 15:55-16:00 Declaring the end of the event and take a group photo


  • Brantly Womack
    Professor of Foreign Affairs, the University of Virginia

Brantly Womack is Professor of Foreign Affairs and holds the Miller Center’s C K Yen Chair at the University of Virginia. He received his BA in politics and philosophy from the University of Dallas and his PhD in political science from University of Chicago. He was a Fulbright Scholar in philosophy at the University of Munich. He is the author of Asymmetry and International Relationships (Cambridge University Press, 2016), China Among Unequals: Asymmetric International Relationships in Asia (World Scientific Press 2010), and of China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry (Cambridge 2006), as well as over a hundred articles and book chapters. He co-edited with Yuk Wah Chan Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia (Routledge 2017), with Hao Yufan Rethinking the Triangle: Washington, Beijing, Taipei (University of Macau Press and World Scientific Press, 2016), edited China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (Rowman and Littlefield 2010) and Contemporary Chinese Politics in Historical Perspective (Cambridge 1991). In 2011 Womack received the China Friendship Award for his work with Chinese universities. He holds honorary positions at Jilin University, East China Normal University, and Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University. He has been a visiting research professor at the East Asia Institute of National University of Singapore, East China Normal University, and China Foreign Affairs University.

  • Roberto Donà
    Professor of Practice, International Business School Suzhou, XJTLU

Roberto Donà, joined IBSS in May 2013 as a Professor of Practice in the Management Group. Currently he is the co-director of the International Technology Transfer Centre ([email protected]) and Programme Director of the Master of Science in Management. During the first three years in IBSS he was the Director of the IMBA Programme. Previously he has been a faculty member of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Bocconi University since 1990. In Bocconi during 20 and plus years of experience he has served in many roles such as, among the others, Director of Executive MBA, Director of Global Executive MBA and Director of the Double Degree in International Management which is a cooperation between Bocconi University and Fudan School of Management in Shanghai. He has been Visiting Scholar (1996) and Visiting Professor (1998) at Stern School of Business (New York University) and Visiting Professor, Fudan University School of Management, Fudan University. He has a strong international exposure having worked in Russia,Bulgaria, Argentina, USA and China. His fields of interested are luxury and consumer goods, technology and automotive while his research is focus on Internationalization and Innovation Processes in Asia and in FDI in the region and in their managerial implications.Since the beginning of his career he worked also as management consultant for both domestic and international companies serving in several board positions.

  • Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Associate Professor of Public Health, XJTLU

Dr Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He has published in the fields of global health and public health in international scientific journals and has contributed seven book chapters. He is an Associate Editor of Global Health Research and Policy and the International Maritime Health and he sits in a number of international editorial boards. He frequently reviews for many high-impact journals such as the Lancet, International Journal of Public Health, Global Health Action, Global Health Governance, Health Promotion International, Plos One, and BMJ and BMC medical and health journals. Don chairs and sits in many international advisory boards, global working groups and other international bodies and committees. He has consulted for many development organizations such as the EU, WHO, IOM, UNDP, IMO and the Rockefeller Foundation, and national governments, university and academic institutions and private institutions and foundations. He is a popular global speaker and frequently delivers conference presentations, lectures and seminars in different parts of the world. Don is the Founder of Global Health Focus (GHF) which aims to develop critical thinkers and leaders in global health through its popular global health courses. To date, the initiative has empowered thousands of health workers and students in Asia, Africa and Europe. Don is known for having led a number of successful international advocacies including global access to pneumonia vaccines, access to milk, and the lobby for a UN-led HIV/AIDS program for the maritime industry, and the global campaign against maritime piracy. Don’s work, which are mostly focused on addressing global inequity particularly in health, has been recognised through a number of international awards including the Global Health Promotion Practice Award (given by the WHO, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education), The Outstanding Young Man (TOYM) in Global Health (from the President of the Philippines), and many other recognitions from different organizations and universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.