This World Leaders Forum program features a roundtable discussion with Columbia faculty and the distinguished artists who are collaborating on the production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, which has its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 21. The roundtable discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.
Welcome and Introduction by: Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York
Program Participants: Tan Dun, Composer, Conductor, and Co-librettist Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning Novelist and Co-librettist Lydia Liu, Author; Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Columbia University Zhang Yimou, Film Director
Moderated by: James Schamus, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Film Executive