The Contemporary Liberal Arts at Work
Transdisciplinarity~Internationalization~Future Readiness
An Exploratory Roundtable

Date: September 13, 2022 (Tuesday) (Hong Kong Time)

Time: 17:00-18:30 

Format: Zoom

In this Roundtable, leaders of integrative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral programmes will inquire into the types of variegated work that the Liberal Arts accomplish in global research-intensive universities. Focusing on transdisciplinarity, internationalization, and future readiness for both our students, for our universities, and for the planet, we will attempt to tease out articulations about how we might best re-imagine the Liberal Arts in a time of crises, constraints, and opportunities.


Gerard A Postiglione, Coordinator, Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia (CHERA), Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Professor & Director, the Common Core, Founder of GLADE (Global Liberal Arts Design Experiments), The University of Hong Kong

Roundtable Participants

The Roundtable Discussants not only have extensive teaching and research experience, but are also university leaders in the development of innovative cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral learning platforms, both locally and globally.

Dawn Bennett: Assistant Provost and Director of the Transformation CoLab, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Rick Dolphijn: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Art, and Cultural Studies: Co-Facilitator of The-More-Than-Human-City Research Exchange and The Lives of the Deltas [both with HKU], University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Diana Spencer: Professor of Classics, Dean of Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences (LANS), University of Birmingham, UK

Dimensions of the Contemporary Liberal Arts

Future Readiness; Virtual-Physical Collaborations; MultiMediatic; Project-Based Reflective Learning; Publicly Demonstrated Knowledge; Local-Global Networks; Deep Breadth and Broad Depth; Practice with Transdisciplinary Concepts, Collaborations, & Research; Creative & Critical Skills of Making; Connected with Student Aspirations