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Rollins Hosts Academic Forum on Global Citizenship, Asian Cultures, and Education

July 29, 2022

By Stephanie Rizzo ’09

The forum welcomed speakers from around the globe to share presentations on a variety of topics related to Asian studies and academia.

Attendees at the academic forum "Global Citizenship, Asian Cultures and Education in the Twenty-First Century"
Photo by Wenxian Zhang.

The Rollins Department of Asian Studies recently hosted a day-long academic forum titled “Global Citizenship, Asian Cultures and Education in the Twenty-First Century.” The program featured a keynote speech by Youn-Ok Kang of Myongji of the University of South Korea and welcomed other notable speakers, including Asian studies scholars from the University of Central Florida, Auburn University, University of Nebraska, and Rollins College.

The forum was organized into four sessions: Language Learning & Global Citizenship Education, Education, Culture & Pedagogy, Global Asian Arts, Humanities & Asian American Community, and Media Communication in the 21st Century. Presentation topics included the rise of global citizenship education, language and cultural learning, John Dewey’s impact on Asian education, Asian Americans and Anti-Asian hate, globalization, misinformation, and the role of social media in education.

The forum was presented in a collaboration between Rollins and the Eurasia Foundation. Wenxian Zhang, professor of Asian studies and head of archives and special collections at Olin Library, moderated the event.


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