Director Noah Pickus talks about Duke’s Liberal Arts in China Committee
Kenan Institute for Ethics director Noah Pickus recently traveled to Hong Kong and mainland China as part of Duke’s Liberal Arts in China Committee. The group is looking at the current liberal arts landscape, including Peking University and NYU-Shanghai, as part of the development of Duke Kunshan University’s curriculum. In a reflection for Duke Global Education, he writes:
Across Asia, there is an explosion of interest in the liberal arts and in ways to introduce creative thinking about science and technology, arts and humanities, and social science and policy. Every school we visited – from leading institutions like Peking University to recent entries like NYU-Shanghai – has created an entirely new set of core courses ranging from Global Studies to Making History.