Liu Institute announces strategic plan event

Author: Christine Cox

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The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies will launch its first strategic plan with a public event on March 20, 2019, at the Keough School of Global Affairs, Jenkins Nanovic Halls. 

The plan, A Global Vision for Asian Studies: The Liu Institute, 2019–2023, outlines the institute's goals for the next five years.


“The Liu Institute started with a vision by a Notre Dame family, and we have grown exponentially,” said Michel Hockx, founding director of the institute. “We’re proud of our multidisciplinary courses, research options for students and faculty, study abroad programs and internships, language immersion programs, renowned guest speakers, and many other opportunities.

“As one of the founding institutes of the Keough School of Global Affairs, we are poised to amplify even further the importance that Asia holds at Notre Dame. It is exciting to share our five-year plan with the Notre Dame community and our expanding number of supporters.”


The strategic plan centers around five goals that aim to:

1. Build a sizable, interconnected community of Asia scholars at Notre Dame.
2. Develop flagship projects aimed at shaping a unique and recognizable model of integrated teaching, research, and social engagement about Asia.
3. Promote teaching about Asia at all levels, especially within the programs of the Keough School of Global Affairs; and to support student research and language learning in Asia.
4. Organize a full range of public events aimed at enhancing awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Asia.
5. Assist the University in establishing meaningful links with universities and other relevant organizations in Asia.


In addition to outlining the plan, the event will feature an expert panel and brief presentations about future research projects based on the theme of Justice and Asia.


Schedule of events

Invocation: Priscilla Wong, former associate director, Notre Dame Campus Ministries
Justice and Asia Project Presentations

“Energy, Justice & Fukushima: A Multidisciplinary, Multi-Sector Collaboration” Faculty researchers: Jessica McManus Warnell, Noriko Hanabusa, and Kevin Walsh

“Comfort Women and Their Right of Recognition: Remedial Responsibility of the South Korean Political Community” Graduate student researchers: Minju Kwon and Jeong Hwan Bae

Opportunities and Challenges in Asian Studies: Panel Discussion

Panelists: Jan Berris, vice president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Vinay Lal, professor of history and Asian American studies at UCLA; and Michel Hockx

Closing reflection: Emily Liu Foy '94



Read the strategic plan here.


View this event on our events calendar.