“Goal of University is to develop knowledge and pursue public benefits”
2018-02-09 | 관리자
Advanced Study at Harvard University, gave a special lecture and
a seminar at Kyung Hee University.
After the launch of the Biohealth and Future Science Clusters, Kyung Hee
University is readying the unveiling of the
remaining three clusters: Civilization,
Arts & Culture, and Social Physical Education. It is to respond to a grand
transition of the history of civilization and to create an environment for education,
learning, research, and practice, that is necessary for the future society.
With the five Connective Cooperation Clusters (CCC), Kyung Hee aims at
transcending academic boundaries to build up network with partner institutions
and grow into the world’s leading academic institution that takes prompt actions.
In line with this goal, Kyung Hee University
invited Professor Lizabeth Cohen
(Director, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University [hereinafter
“Radcliffe Institute”]) to share her insights on the internationally-recognized
Radcliffe Institute program open to the public
The Radcliffe Institute was founded by the
merge of Radcliffe College
and Harvard University in 1999. It is dedicated to creating transformative
ideas across arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
In the first lecture held on October 10,
2017, Professor Cohen talked about
the comparison of American politics and urban development after the
Second World War under the theme of “Utopian Ambitions and Political Realities.”
Professor Cohen has been studying American history and published a book titled,
Making a New Deal on the American political history in the 20th century.
The professor touched on “Lessons from
Radcliffe” in the second lecture on
October 12. She explained three strengths of the Radcliffe Institute, saying
“The institute offers programs open to the public that allow for bigger idea,
new idea, advanced research, and in-depth exploration.”
The three strengths of the institute
identified by Professor Cohen were
Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library
on the History of Women in America. She noted, “I always welcome
researchers and artists from all over the world who are willing to develop
and share new and bold ideas.”
In an era preoccupied with speed and
short-term results, the Radcliffe Institute,
according to Professor Cohen, is committed to deep, patient reflection for its
research projects in the interest of advancement of knowledge and public benefit.
She then emphasized, “Our goal at Radcliffe is aligned with the direction
all universities in the world should aspire to.”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary
in 2009, Kyung Hee University has been making
ceaseless efforts to improve its capacity for scholarship and practice by
establishing academic ties with Harvard-Yenching Institute, Global Health Institute
at Harvard University as well as the Institute for Advanced Study and Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. The latest
lecture served as a good opportunity for Kyung Hee to expand academic exchange
with the Radcliffe institute.