UVU Scholar To Give Keynote Speech At International Conference On China
September 14, 2011
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jolene Jones (801) 863-8342
Martin Woesler, an associate professor of Chinese studies at Utah Valley University, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at The Sino-Global Discourse conference in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 17.
His address is entitlted, “The Growing Prominence of China on the World Stage: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations of China and Global Stakeholders.” Sponsored by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, the Sino-Global conference will examine how China’s growing global prominence provides opportunities for global development and social evolution that may serve to benefit the global environment.
Woesler’s invitation is timely as UVU seeks to strengthen educational ties with China. Similarly, the state of Utah is pursuing the development of long-term business relationships in China. In the past five years, Utah companies have doubled their exports to China and need bilingual graduates to further strengthen their position in the global market. UVU is at the forefront in addressing this need by cross listing courses in business, language and politics.
Woesler has 15 years of teaching experience, including over four years in China in Beijing, Nanjiing, Shanghai and Chengdu. He has worked in the Peking embassy and has served several times as an adviser to the German government, particularly its foreign ministry. He is currently the Chinese relations adviser for the Institute for Applied Work Management at his alma mater, Ruhr University, in Bochum, Germany. He has participated in research projects at Harvard University and continues to aid UVU in developing its Chinese study programs.
For more information about the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, please visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to nearly 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.