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Wednesday, August 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Keynote Address: Exceptionalism, Provincialism and Globalization, and the World-Wide Web

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Exceptionalism, Provincialism and Globalization, and the World-Wide Web. Does learning a foreign language still matter in an era of globalization? Do the differences in the languages we speak, something so fundamental to our lives, divide us rather than unite us? Perhaps language learning is merely a necessary – but provisional – accommodation we must make on the path to a one harmoniously integrated world.

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Peter Bol

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Peter K. Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. As Vice Provost (named in 2013/09) he is responsible for HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching, and research that connects online and residential learning. Together with William Kirby he teaches ChinaX (SW12x), one of the HarvardX courses. His research is centered on... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Sanders Theatre