Humanities Institute Lecture: Jing Lin "United as One Human Race: Education for Global Peace and Environmental Survival in the 21st Century"

Thursday, February 10, 2011
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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Scripps Humanities Institute

“United as One Human Race: Education for Global Peace and Environmental Survival in the 21st Century”
Jing Lin
Professor of International Education Policy
University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

Scripps College Humanities Institute Spring 2011 series: "The Future of Higher Education: Gender, Geography, and the Humanities"
Dr. Jing Lin is the author of Love, Peace, and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century (2006). She co-edited two books on peace education, Transforming Education for Peace (2008) and Religion, Spirituality and Peace Education (2010), and a third on environmental education, Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival (forthcoming). Jing Lin founded and chaired the Peace Education Special Interest Group for the Comparative and International Education Society. Dr. Lin has taught courses on Education for Global Peace, World Religions and Their Implications on Education, and Ecological Ethics and Education.
Furthermore, Dr. Lin has done extensive research on Chinese education, culture and society. In particular, she has systematically studied social changes in China and educational reforms undergoing in that country since 1978. On this topic, she has authored four books, including Social Transformation and Private Education in China (1999) and The Opening of the Chinese Mind (1994). Her research focuses on issues of gender, ethnicity, social class and equality of educational opportunity. Her most recent research is on public intellectuals, dimensions of world class universities, China’s higher education expansion, civil society and global cultural dialogues. A book she co-edits on Portraits of Chinese Universities in the 21st Century is forthcoming.

Dr. Jing Lin.JPG
Scripps College Humanities Institute
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