Distinguished Speakers Series - Richard Brodhead | Duke Kunshan University

Distinguished Speakers Series - Richard Brodhead

E.g., 08/23/2019
E.g., 08/23/2019
03/21- 03/22
17:15 to- 12:00
Auditiorium, Academic Building

Duke Kunshan University Distinguished Speakers Series will feature three lectures by Professor Richard H. Brodhead, President Emeritus of Duke University, this week. Professor Brodhead is currently the William Preston Few Professor of English at Duke, Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Honorary Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University.

Professor Brodhead’s three lectures will focus on foundations of American history and culture. Please find more information of the three talks below:

 

Lecture 1: Some Declarations of Independence

Time: 17:15-18:30, MARCH 21 THURSDAY

Location: Auditorium, Academic Building

The first lecture will look at the founding document of the new American nation and the consequences of its language in American social history, American literature, and around the world.

 

Lecture 2: The Problem of Slavery in the Land of the Free

Time: 09:00-10:15, MARCH 22 FRIDAY

Location: Auditorium, Academic Building

The second lecture focuses on the United States Constitution and the way it does, and does not, address the new nation’s dependence on enslaved blacks. The talk then moves forward to consider how this attempted resolution broke down on the road to the American Civil War.

 

Lecture 3: ’The Oldest Empire and the Youngest Republic’: Early Chapters in US China Educational Exchange

Time: 10:45-12:00, MARCH 22 FRIDAY

Location: Auditorium, Academic Building

The third lecture is in effect a prehistory of experiments like Duke Kunshan University.

 

About Richard H. Brodhead: Richard Brodhead served as President of Duke University from 2004 to 2017. Under his leadership, Duke established many of its best-known international programs, including the Duke Global Health Institute, DukeEngage, and Duke Kunshan University. He is currently the William Preston Few Professor of English at Duke, and Honorary Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University. Brodhead received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where he had a 32-year career as a faculty member before coming to Duke, including eleven years as Dean of Yale College. A scholar of American literature and culture, he has written and edited more than a dozen books, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. The American Academy named him Co-Chair of its Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and he co-authored its 2013 report, “The Heart of the Matter.”