Globalization of Education: The US and Asia
Luncheon discussion with Chen Shuangye, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Harry Lewis, Harvard University, Glenn Shive, Hong Kong America Center, Peter Gordon, Asian Review of Books (moderator)
Registration at 12:00 pm; Luncheon at 12:15 pm; Close at 1:45 pm
(Please note early start for program)
As student mobility continues to grow at a rapid rate, institutions have to compete for the most talented students who can also finance their studies. This is evident on campuses across the world from America, Australia, the UK and Hong Kong, where there is a growing presence of international students, in particular, from Asia. What are the consequences of this, should the trend continue? How are universities from different continents bridging the divide to collaborate? In what areas are ties growing between U.S. universities and Asian institutions? Are American universities venturing east to set up campuses in Asia? Do overseas universities have a role in their adopted communities? Has securing more international students become a priority for universities, in the U.S., Hong Kong and even China?
Chen Shuangye is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has conducted research into the attractiveness of Hong Kong undergraduate education to mainland Chinese students, and why they choose to study here. Chen received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Beijing University and her PhD in Educational Policy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Harry Lewis is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. He has also served as Dean of Harvard College, and is the author of numerous publications on theoretical computer science, the explosion of digital information, and higher education. Lewis has helped launch thousands of Harvard undergraduates into careers in computer science, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. He holds AB, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard.
Glenn Shive is Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center. He was previously Scholar in Residence at the Fulbright program in Washington, DC, Assistant Dean at the East West Center in Hawaii, and served as Co-Principal Investigator for Mainland Chinese Students and Hong Kong Universities. Shive was a post-doctoral scholar at Harvard’s Fairbank Center and will be Senior Fellow at Peking University in spring 2013. He received his PhD from Temple University, Philadelphia.
Peter Gordon is Editor of the Asian Review of Books. A graduate of Harvard, he has lived in Hong Kong since 1985. A founder of Paddyfield, one of Hong Kong's first e-commerce firms, Gordon was also instrumental in the establishment of the Man Asian Literary Prize and other leading literary events. He was previously active in Hong Kong-Russian investment and trade relations. (moderator)