Chang-Lin Tien

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Chang-Lin Tien, (deceased 2002) "university professor emeritus and the seventh chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, was born July 24, 1935, in Wuhan, China. In 1949, at age 14, he and his family fled China's Communist regime for Taiwan. With an undergraduate degree from National Taiwan University, Tien arrived in the United States in 1956 to study at the University of Louisville. He earned his master's degree there in 1957 and then, two years later, a second master's degree and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Princeton University in 1959...

"He helped found the Committee of 100, a nonpartisan group of Chinese Americans that works to foster dialogue and understanding between Asia and the United States. He was an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many others. Indicative of the scope of his leadership in both domestic and international arenas were his appointments as chairman of the Asia Foundation, chairman of the San Francisco Bay Area Economic Forum, and chairman of the Chief Executive's Commission on Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong. In 1999, Dr. Tien was appointed a member of the U.S. National Science Board and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century. He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Asia in the Schools." [1]

In 2000, he was a member of the Human Rights Watch Academic Freedom Committee.

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