This multidisciplinary, two-week Institute fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Hosted annually since 1991, the institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visits and cultural events.
The 2016 program will be directed by Peter Hershock (East-West Center) and will include a thematic overview of Southeast Asian history as well as more detailed looks at Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma; sessions on Buddhism and Islam; an introduction to Southeast Asian art traditions; discussions of women and youth cultures; and sessions on politics and identity construction across the region.
Designed to meet the needs of
educators involved in both curriculum and program development, the Infusing
Institute is open both to individual applicants and to two- to three-person
teams from colleges and universities committed to furthering undergraduate
Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse and their home institutions are asked to cover airfares and a program fee of $350.