Distinguished Lecture Series : Globalization and Higher Education
SolBridge International School of Business is proud to welcome the first speaker in this new series, Dr. John Lie, former Dean of the School of International and Areas Studies, from UC Berkeley. Dr. Lie was born in South Korea, grew up in Japan and Hawaii and received his PhD in Sociology from Harvard University. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Lie was Head of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for five years, and directed the Center for Japanese Studies and the Korean Studies Program at the University of Michigan.
In addition to Illinois and Michigan, he has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Yonsei University (South Korea), University of Oregon, Keio University (Japan), National Taiwan University, University of Waikato (New Zealand), and Harvard University. The topic of his lecture on Thursday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. is entitled “Globalization and Higher Education”.
Dr. Lie is a prolific writer and popular lecturer. His research interests include social theory, political economy, and the Korean diaspora. Among his many publications are the books Modern Peoplehood (Harvard University Press, 2004), Multiethnic Japan (Harvard University Press, 2001), and Han Unbound: The Political Economy of South Korea (Stanford University Press, 1998). Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots (which Lie co-authored with Nancy Abelmann) was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award in 1995. He has contributed articles to numerous journals and has written several textbooks including Sociology: Your Compass for a New Century (co-authored, Wadsworth, 2003). He has been an invited lecturer at prominent universities in the United States, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, New Zealand, and Thailand and is a frequent participant on editorial boards and a regular manuscript reviewer.