The Liu family, benefactors of the Liu Institute, gathered with Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C, for an official blessing of the Liu Institute on October 14 in Jenkins Nanovic Halls.
Shown with Jenkins are, clockwise from left, Mimi Liu, Elaine Chok, Robert Liu, Justin Liu, Emily Liu Foy, Clinton Foy, Grant Foy, and Mia Foy.
The Liu Institute began offering a full-tuition fellowship to a master of global affairs student in the 2019-20 academic year.
The inaugural recipient is Uriel Galace of the Philippines, who previously served as a foreign affairs research specialist at the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, a think tank in the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
Professor Alexander Hsu, a scholar of early Buddhist scriptures in medieval China, began serving as the Liu Institute’s academic advisor in the 2019-20 academic year. Hsu is an inspiring proponent for Institute programs, sharing his passion for Asia with students interested in Asia and Asian Studies.
The Liu Institute’s guiding theme of “Justice and Asia” expanded with the approval for a new project and the growth of two existing projects.
The new project “Theatre for Justice in Asia: Past, Present, Future,” by Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun, professors in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, will explore how playwrights and theatre practitioners in Asia use their craft to speak truth to power and advance social justice.
Political science doctoral students Minju Kwon and Jeong-Hwan Bae's project received approval in 2018-19 for their project “Comfort Women and Their Right of Recognition: Remedial Responsibility of the South Korean Political Community."
Their research led to a paper arguing that the political struggle of Korean victims of Japanese military sexual slavery in World War II is best characterized as a struggle for recognition.
Bae and Kwon presented the paper in October 2019 at the Seoul National University Center for International Political Thought.
The Liu Institute sponsored two events that focused on the ongoing developments in Hong Kong. More than 120 people attended the flash panel “Hong Kong in Crisis” on September 11 in the auditorium of the Hesburgh International Center.
On February 11, Hong Kong expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom launched his new book Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink in Jenkins Nanovic Halls in conversation with Liu faculty fellow Victoria Hui.