Teachers from three public schools and one private school in Chattanooga were among the 45 educators from 21 states accepted by The Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Wachman Center for a conference in Chattanooga last weekend, March 1-2. “China’s Encounter with the West” was held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in association with the Asia Program of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The complete list of schools by state appears below.
The weekend program was part of a series of history institutes for teachers, largely high school teachers, designed to enrich their knowledge of world affairs and to stimulate the development of curriculum based on cutting edge scholarship.
Speakers were drawn from among the nation’s top experts on China: political scientist Edward Friedman (University of Wisconsin); economic historian Thomas Rawski (University of Pittsburgh); strategist Andrew Wilson (US Naval War College); historian Nancy Bernkopf Tucker (Georgetown University); law professor Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania); and anthropologist Zibin Guo (The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga).
“China and the West in Historical Perspective,” the keynote address, was open to the public and it was presented on Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Finley Lecture Hall of the Choo Choo Hotel by Warren I. Cohen, Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Senior Scholar in the Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Cohen was the 2002 Edwin Reischauer lecturer at Harvard University. His lectures were later published in the book, The Asian American Century (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002).
FPRI’s History Institute for Teachers is chaired by David Eisenhower and Pulitzer prizewinning historian Walter A. McDougall.
FPRI’s Wachman Center is directed by Alan Luxenberg. The Wachman Center is devoted to fostering civic and international literacy in the community and in the classroom.
Founded in 1955, FPRI is one of the nation’s oldest think tanks. It is headed by Dr. Harvey Sicherman, a former aide to three U.S. secretaries of state.
Participating schools included:
Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham
W. P. Davidson High School, Mobile
Phoenix Country Day School, Paradise Valley
Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn
Cheshire High School
Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs Christopher Columbus High School, Miami
Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville
Pepperell Middle School, Lindale
Sprayberry High School, Marietta
Northside Middle School, Columbus
Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis Signature School, Evansville Benton Central Junior-Senior High School, Oxford
John Hardin High School, Elizabethtown
duPont Manual High School, Louisville
West Nottingham Academy, Colora
Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg
Billerica Memorial High School
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor
Nashua High School South
Santa Fe Preparatory School
Queensbury High School
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa
The Shawmont School, Philadelphia
Pennridge High School, Perkasie
Riverside Middle School, Greer
21st Century Academy, Chattanooga
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin
Center for Creative Arts, Chattanooga
Hixson High School
McCallie School, Chattanooga
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin White Station High School, Memphis Ensworth High School, Nashville Sale Creek Middle High
Episcopal High School, Bellaire
St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Austin
Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Houston
Rutland High School
Pulaski High School
Beijing Normal University, Beijing