A book conversation with author William Kirby, professor of modern Chinese history and of business at Harvard University.
About the author:
William Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. His forthcoming book, Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China, examines whether the most preeminent global universities could, in the coming years, be found in China rather than the United States.
About the Academic Innovation for the Public Good book series:
Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College have organized 10 monthly book conversations via Zoom with leading scholars on how higher education can affect the public good. The program hopes to foster discussion about how to make higher education’s future more equitable and accessible.
Each event features an author of a recently published book exploring the role of colleges and universities in addressing society’s problems. An expert in the author’s field will conduct the interview, followed by questions from the audience. The conversation will last for one hour starting at 4 p.m. Pacific time from January through October on the fourth Wednesday of every month, except for the June event, which will be a week earlier.
*The Academic Innovation for the Public Good book series is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation.