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Empires of Ideas: How Chinese and American Universities (including Duke) Compete for Global Leadership

Distinguished Harvard professor William C. Kirby visits Duke's campus to discuss his book Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China. Duke President Emeritus Richard Brodhead described Kirby's book saying "This book is must reading for everyone who cares about universities, a thought-provoking lesson in the strange mix of durability and vulnerability that defines this key modern institution."

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to the Qualtrics form here:

About William C. Kirby: Professor Kirby serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. At Harvard, he has served as Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Chairman of the History Department, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His current projects include case studies of trend-setting Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States.

Contact: Hal Matthews