Eye of the Hawk Lecture Series
President Mark and First Lady Debbie Kennedy developed the Eye of the Hawk Lecture Series as a way to bring the UND community together to discuss important topics with preeminent experts.
A town hall conversation on the Chinese economy
Tuesday, April 3
5:30 p.m. at the Gorecki Alumni Center
Scott Kennedy is deputy director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at CSIS. A leading authority on Chinese economic policy, specific areas of focus include industrial policy, technology innovation, business lobbying, multinational business challenges in China, global governance, and philanthropy. Kennedy has been traveling to China for almost 30 years and has interviewed thousands of officials, business executives, lawyers, nonprofit organizations, and scholars. He is the author of The Fat Tech Dragon: Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive (CSIS, 2017); (with Chris Johnson) Perfecting China Inc.: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (CSIS, 2016), and The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005). He has edited three books, including Global Governance and China: The Dragon's Learning Curve (Routledge, 2017), and Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011). His articles have appeared in a wide array of policy, popular, and academic venues, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, China Quarterly , China Journal, and the Journal of Contemporary China.
For over 14 years, Kennedy was a professor at Indiana University. From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, and he was the founding academic director of IU’s China Office. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at the Brookings Institution. Kennedy received his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University, his M.A. in China studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and his B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
The UND College of Engineering & Mine's Eye of the Hawk Lecture is sponsored by Great River Energy.
Past Eye of the Hawk Lectures
A Town Hall Conversation on the Federal Reserve
September 25, 5:30 p.m. at Gorecki Alumni Center
Neel Kashkari is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington and oversees all operations of the bank.
From 2006 to 2009, Kashkari served in several senior positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2008, he was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Treasury. In that role, he oversaw the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) during the financial crisis. Kashkari received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor.
Following his tenure in Washington, Kashkari returned to California in 2009 and joined PIMCO as managing director and member of the executive office. He ran for governor of California in 2014. More information on Mr. Kashkari is available here.
Diversity and Inclusion in 2017: Our Next Round of Work
Rev. Jamie Washington M.Div., Ph.D. |
January 30, 2017
We live in a world where people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, social identities and ideologies must live, work, learn and grow together. Many times we face acts of intolerance or injustice and we just keep fighting as if there has been no impact. We get up every day and make sure others are well and don’t take time to take care of ourselves. This session will address the following and introduce tools and key concepts for engaging a world where all people matter and we can build the capacity to see the world differently without doing each other unintended harm.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to share their feelings about how they have been impacted by racial intolerance.
- Create the space to deepen campus community members' capacity to respectfully engage conversation about race dynamics.
- Promote individual and community healing.
The UND College of Arts & Sciences Eye of the Hawk Lecture is sponsored by Rick and Jody Burgum.
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