Hockx appointed director of Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Michel Hockx has been named director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies within the new Keough School of Global Affairs, the University announced in a press release Monday. Hockx, the current director of the China Institute at SOAS University London, will join the Notre Dame faculty in August.
“Professor Hockx is a leading figure in Chinese studies who brings to the Liu Institute an extraordinary record of scholarship and administrative leadership,” Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School, said in the press release. “His appointment will be a catalyst across the University for deepening understanding of, and engagement with, the whole Asian continent, and for raising Notre Dame’s profile in Europe, Asia and beyond.”
“As director of one of the seven academic units that are now part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, Hockx also will contribute to the ongoing formation of the school, which opens its doors to students in August 2017,” the press release stated. “He also will serve as a faculty member and teach in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures within the College of Arts and Letters.”