My research collaborator, Jennifer Chun, will be attending this conference to present a paper that we co-wrote, “Language Travels: The Cosmopolitan Pursuits of Korean Temporary Residents in Vancouver.”
American University Meets the Pacific Century Conference
March 9-10, 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Many American universities, like top-tier universities throughout the world, are increasingly becoming global institutions, no longer held exclusively to national interests. What is the impact of the escalating numbers of international undergraduates and how are they transforming the American university? These questions will be examined on March 9-10, 2012 at the American University Meets the Pacific Century Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This conference will feature research from scholars in the United States, Great Britain, and South Korea.
The conference is hosted in association with the American University Meets the Pacific Century Project (AUPC, 2010-), an interdisciplinary team of social scientist faculty and students who are currently researching the internationalization of the undergraduate student body at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The project is principally interested in the American university as a contact zone in which record levels of international undergraduates, largely from Asia, meet American students whose futures are increasingly impacted by global transformations, the economic and scientific rise of Asia among them.
Please check http://aupc.weebly.com/aupc-conference-2012.html for more information and to register for the conference. It is free and open to the public. Please pre-register by March 1, 2012.
Accommodations are available at I-hotel as well as the Illini Union Hotel. A limited number of rooms have been blocked for the conference. Please mention American University Meets the Pacific Century Conference. Please also note that the block of rooms at the I-hotel will only be reserved until February 8, 2012.