Director’s Pick

From current news, STEM, to arts and history, The University of Chicago Hong Kong Campus Faculty Director and Executive Director share a broad range of interests. The Director’s Pick series catalogs an array of webinars covering various topics that our directors wish to share with our audience.

Each episode will feature individual faculty or a panel of faculty members, experts, and one of our directors moderating the conversations. Our audience can also submit their questions during the live webinar.

Director’s Pick will spark your curiosity with fascinating stories and discoveries in many fields. Tune in and listen to what the world is talking about.

Director's Pick Schedule

Episode & Date Topic
March 31, 2022 War in Ukraine - A Grave Miscalculation
April 12, 2022 New Digital Methods in East Asian Studies
May 5, 2022 Human Trafficking and Public Discussion in China:
Debating the Feng County Incident
August 18, 2022 Dinosaurs, Expeditions and More
August 25, 2022 The Asian American Experience – Debunking Model Minority Myths
September 8, 2022 Socially Disconnected, The Trend Toward Loneliness
October 27, 2022 Power Play – Talent vs Owners in Sports
November 17, 2022 Rethinking the Olympics – The “Dynamic Sustainable” Model

Veblen's World of Luxury Mini-Series Schedule

Episode & Date Topic
Episode 1 – June 2, 2022 The Impact of Veblen Thought
Episode 2 – September 15, 2022 Asia’s Booming Luxury Market
Episode 3 – October 6, 2022 Sino-European Luxury Trade and the Making of the Early Modern World