National School of Arts Academic selected for prestigious American politics program
Published: Wednesday 12th April 2017
ACU National School of Arts academic, Associate Professor Mark Chou, has been selected to attend the US Department of State’s prestigious American Politics and Political Thought program.
The program will be held at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) from 22 June to 4 August, 2017.
Head of the National School of Arts Professor Michael Ondaatje said this was a wonderful professional opportunity for Associate Professor Chou and terrific news for ACU.
“Associate Professor Chou’s selection for this program is recognition of his excellent profile as a scholar and is further evidence of our University’s growing reputation in Politics and International Relations.”
“Associate Professor Chou’s participation in the program will also have “a positive flow-on impact on our strong and growing Politics and International Relations major at ACU,” Professor Ondaatje said.
The four-week academic residency will explore the American founding, the institutional frame of government it produced, and the idea of democracy it inspired. Discussions of race, religion, immigration, gender, and civil rights will also weave together a strong understanding of the development of American institutions. Substantial discussions with practicing politicians and policy makers will then help tie these subjects together. The program will conclude with a two-week study tour of New York City, Pennsylvania, Charlottesville and Washington, D.C.