The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0256  Friday, 24 May 2013

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Friday, May 24, 2013

Subject:     Alexander Huang Speaks at Recent Congressional Briefing


GWU Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare director Alex Huang drawing on Nelson Mandela’s, Abraham Lincoln’s, Wu Ningkun’s and other thinkers and leaders’ readings of Shakespeare to make a case for the humanities during a recent congressional briefing. Video: http://youtu.be/ILMLjDVKNO4 — at Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia.


Briefing on the Humanities in the 21st Century
Addressing National Security and Other Global Challenges through Cultural Understanding

May 16, 2013, 2:15-3:15 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance in cooperation with Congressional Humanities Caucus


Chaired by Eva Caldera, Assistant Chairman for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Alexander Huang is Professor of English, International Affairs, Theatre and Dance, and East Asian Languages and Literatures, director of graduate studies, founding co-director of the GW Digital Humanities Institute, and director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is the co-founder and co-director of the open-access digital performance archive “Global Shakespeares,” http://globalshakespeares.org/

Other panelists include Eli Sugarman, Senior Director at Gryphon Partners LLC, and Carter Findley, Humanities Distinguished Professor in the History Department at Ohio State University

Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance advances national humanities policy in the areas of research, education, preservation and public programs.


The text of Professor Huang's speech can be read here: http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2013/05/globalization-and-humanities-in-twenty.html


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