Mr. Thomas's appearance is generously sponsored the The News Literacy Project.
Susan Shirk is one of America’s most distinguished China watchers. She is co-chair of a Task Force on U.S.-China Policy that recently issued a series of recommendations for the U.S. administration. The task force is comprised of prominent China specialists that include former U.S. government officials, scholars, and think tank researchers, many of whom served under both political parties and in every administration since 1968. Dr. Shirk heads the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego and previously directed the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the Clinton administration. Her books include Changing Media, Changing China (ed.), China: Fragile Superpower, The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China, and Competitive Comrades: Career Incentives and Student Strategies in China. In 2015, she received UCSD’s highest faculty award, the Revelle Medal.
Dr. Jeffries's appearance is generously sponsored by Teaching Tolerance.
Jan L. Tucker Memorial Lecture
Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz is a professor of social science education at the University of South Florida. Originally from Cuba, Dr. Cruz's research and teaching interests include multicultural and global perspectives in education, English language learners, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the infusion of arts across the curriculum. She was the director of the Global Schools Project, a collaborative program between USF and the local public schools that prepared teachers and students for an increasingly globalized society. With support from the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Cruz has also hosted at USF dozens of international teachers to sharpen pedagogic skills, explore crosscultural perspectives, and learn about American society. As Jan L. Tucker's former graduate student, Dr. Cruz will present an intellectural biography, which traces Dr. Tucker's philosophy of education and his application of theory to practice in global education in K-12 public schools and teacher education programs, to commemorate the 20th anniversay of the death of Jan L. Tucker.
Dr. Williams's appearance is generously sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.
Ms. Wertheimer's appearance is generously sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.