Sinologist; Board Member, CIEE, the One Sky Foundation and Prudential Financial
2017 Speaker • 2018 Speaker • 2019 Speaker

Princeton, New Jersey

Peter Rupert Lighte is a sinologist, now retired from careers in international banking and teaching. He is currently on the boards of the Council on International Educational Exchange, the One Sky Foundation and Prudential Financial. He is active in Princeton alumni activities and on the executive committee of the Institute for Advanced Study.

The author of Pieces of China and Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance, he has also completed a new book about the adoptions of his daughters. He is also a mosaicist and Chinese calligrapher. Lighte holds a doctorate in East Asian studies from Princeton University.