Teachers Talking on "China and Higher Education"

Monday, October 20, 2008 (Around 6 years ago)

Join Dr. David Vikner, President of the Japan International Christian University Foundation, for a special Teachers Talking connected to the Gustavus Global Insight: China program. On Tuesday, October 28, please attend either the 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. session in the St. Peter Room.

As part of Gustavus Global Insight: China, Dr. David Vikner will be on campus from October 26-29. Vikner served as China Consultant for the Lutheran World Federation in Hong Kong and is the former President of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, an autonomous agency related to nine Protestant denominations in North America.

Dr. Vikner’s family has had a long relationship with China. Both his paternal and maternal grandparents served in China as Lutheran missionaries and his parents, both of whom were born in China, worked in that country as well as in Japan.

Dr. Vikner’s visit will highlight the Gamelin Endowment Fund for China Studies which is intended to enhance learning and teaching at Gustavus Adolphus College by providing support for students and/or faculty to study in or about China, its culture, economy, politics, and/or international relationships, and to disseminate their learning to Gustavus and a wider community. Support for Dr. Vikner’s visit was provided by a gift from Dr. Theodore and Helen Gamelin, son and daughter-in-law of Dr. Francis and Ruth Gamelin.

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