Dr. David Steinberg, a professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, will be the speaker at this luncheon. His lecture is titled, "The Last Amateur: Reflecting on 50 Years of Engagement with Asia."
For more than five decades, Professor David I. Steinberg has watched Asia transform itself, buffeted by the capricious winds of global power, from monolithic unknown to homogenous and familiar neighbor. His engagement in the field, as a student, and as a maker and implementer of policy, has given him unique insight into the Asian political and cultural context, particularly for Burma and Korea, which form the basis for most of his fourteen books. Educated at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, Professor Steinberg has represented the Asia Foundation in Burma, Hong Kong, Korea and Washington, D.C. and USAID in Korea and Thailand. He has also served at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. Currently Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, Professor Steinberg will deliver the keynote lecture for International Education Week on his long-standing relationship with Asia, particularly Burma, which has lasted through the end of the Cold War and into the 21st century, exploring those elements that have changed most while seeming not to have changed at all, and how these can prepare a new generation for the global future.
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