Here are a few of the talks I have given, either for academic or general audiences. This page does not include most of the talks I have given on my research at academic conferences.
- “U.S. Race Relations in Chinese Perspective”
I will give this talk on October 24 at the 11th Annual China Town Hall hosted by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event will also feature a webinar with Susan Rice.
- “Academic Freedom and its Limits in America as seen through the ‘Salaita Controversy'”
I gave this talk at the US Consulate in Chengdu on January 25 as part of their weekly Wednesday speaker series. The talk looked at how “academic freedom” in the United States operates in practice by scrutinizing a case study.
“Window or Mirror? How Cultural Knowledge Changes Culture.”
I was invited to give a talk at a TEDx event in Chengdu in April 2016. The name of the event was “Window,” and the title of my talk was “Window or Mirror? How Cultural Knowledge Changes Culture.” For a while I’ve been pondering a future research project on how changes to the the concept of “culture” have historically changed Chinese and global cultures–a sort of recursive phenomenon. This short talk was my first public foray into that topic.