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Shinhan Distinguished Faculty

Every year, UIC invites a number of distinguished visiting faculty from around the world to give public lectures and hold two-week intensive seminars. Since its inception in 2006, the Shinhan Distinguished Faculty Program has hosted 24 visits by leading scholars and experts. Participants have included winners of the Nobel Prize, world-renowned novelists, OECD officials, presidents of elite universities, and influential scholars in disciplines across the humanities and sciences. The Shinhan Distinguished Faculty Program is designed to offer UIC students the opportunity to interact closely with international luminaries in small class settings.

Lisa Son (2023)
Professor of Psychology
Barnard College, Columbia University
Research Topics: Learning & Metacognition
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Columbia University, Ph.D.
Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Fulbright Research Scholar, Yonsei University
Fulbright Teaching Scholar, Korea University
Books: 메타인지 학습법, 임포스터
Theodore Hughes (2022)
Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Columbia University
Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University (2013-2021)
Editor, Journal of Korean Studies (2016-2020)
Ph.D., UCLA (2002)
Bradford Bow (2022)
Lecturer in Intellectual History, University of Aberdeen
Deputy Director of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Dugald Stewart’s Empire of the Mind: Moral Education in the late Scottish Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2022)
Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2018)
PhD in History, University of Edinburgh (2012)
Sabine Frühstück (2019)
Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (University of California Press, 2017)
Child’s Play: Multi-sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan (University of California Press, 2017)
General Editor, “New Interventions in Japanese Studies,” a book series of the University of California Press
Unni Karunakara (2019)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health, Yale University. New Haven, United States. (2017-present)
International President, Médecins Sans Frontières. Geneva, Switzerland. (2010-2013)
Dr PH, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, United States. (2004)
MB BS, Kasturba Medical College. Manipal, India. (1990)
ZHANG Longxi (2019)
President of the International Comparative Literature Association (2016-19)
Foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
Foreign member of Academia Europaea
Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
External Faculty Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago
Distinguished Professor of Yenching Academy, Peking University
Ph. D. in Comparative Literature, Harvard University (1989)
Thomas Ahnert (2019)
Professor of Intellectual History, University of Edinburgh
Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2010 - 2011)
Visiting fellow by invitation, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen (2005, 2006)
Ph.D. in History, University of Cambridge (1999)
B.A. in History, University of Cambridge (1994)
Jc Beall  (2018) 
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT USA.
Founding Director, UCONN Logic Group (logic.uconn.edu), University of Connecticut, Storrs CT USA.
Research Fellow, NDCPR, University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN USA, 2018-2019.
Former Research Professor and/or Research Fellow in Philosophy/Logic at the Universities of St Andrews (Scotland), Aberdeen (Scotland), Melbourne (Australia), and Tasmania (Australia).
David Armitage  (2017) 
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
Chair, Department of History, Harvard University (2012-14, 2015-16)
Honorary Professor of History, University of Sydney
Honorary Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge
B.A in English Literature, University of Cambridge (1986); Ph.D. in History, University of Cambridge (1992); 
Litt.D., University of Cambridge (2015)
Gi-Wook Shin  (2017) 
Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Director, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Founding Director, Korea Program, Stanford University
Yonsei University (BA)/ University of Washington (MA/Ph D)
Chang-Rae Lee (2007~2008, 2013~2016)
Professor of Creative Writing, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Professor and Acting Director, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2000-2001
M.F.A., University of Oregon
Roland Greene (2015)
President of the Modern Language Association of America, 2015-2016
Mark Pigott KBE Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Ph.D. in English and American Literature, Princeton University, 1985
Graham Priest (2015)
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Boyce Gibson Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne, Australia
Former President of Australasian Association for Logic
Litt.D., University of Melbourne, 2002
Ph.D. in Mathematics, London School of Economics, University of London, 1974
Kenneth Pomeranz (2014)
University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College, University of Chicago
Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago
President of the American Historical Association, 2013-2014
Ph.D. in History, Yale University, 1988
Jean-Michel Rabaté (2014)
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
Co-founder and senior curator of Slought Philadelphia, 2000-2016
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008-2016
Former trustee of the James Joyce Foundation and President of the American Samuel Beckett Society, 2009-2012
Ph.D. summa cum laude, Sorbonne Paris-VIII
Ph.D. in Mathematics, London School of Economics, University of London, 1974
Catherine Gallagher (2013)
Professor Emerita, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Former Ida May and William J. Eggers, Jr., Chair in English, University of California, Berkeley
Member of the Board of Trustee of the National Humanities Center, 2005-2006
Martin E. Jay (2013)
Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971
London School of Economics, Junior Year Abroad, 1963-1964
Ariel Levite (2011)
Non Resident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
Member of Council, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
Member of Board of Directors, the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Research, Herzlia
Ph.D. in Government (International Relations), Cornell University, 1983
M.A. in Government, Cornell Univeristy, 1981
B.A. in Political Science, Tel Aviv Unviersity, 1978
Therese Delpech (2011)
Director of Strategic Studies, French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commissions, 1997-2012
French commissioner on United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission for the disarmament of Iraq, 2008
A writer national examination of the French defense policy and national security, the “White Book,” 2008
Member of RAND Europe’s Advisory Board, 2001-2005
Associate researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research in Paris
Francois Heisbourg (2011)
Special Advisor, Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris
Chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies Council
Member of the "Defense and National Security White Paper" Presidential Commission, 2007-2008, 2012-2013
Member of Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Commission, 2008-2010
Robert Masson (2010)
Professor (1983), Associate Professor (1976), Cornell University, 1976 -
Board of Directors, Industrial Organization Society, 2002 -
Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, 1990 - 1995
Advisory Board: Managerial and Decision Economics, 1989 -
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
B.A., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966
James Wright (2010)
President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History, Dartmouth College, 7/1/2009- Present
President, Dartmouth College, 8/1/1998-6/30/2009
Provost, Dartmouth College, 8/1/1997-7/31/1998
Acting Provost, Dartmouth College, 1/1/1097-8/1/1997
Acting President, Dartmouth College, 1/1/1995-6/30/1995
Dean of the Faculty, Dartmouth College, 1989-1997
Suzanne K. Scholte (2009, 2010)
President, Defense Forum Foundation
Seoul Peace Prize Laureate
Vice Chairman & Founding Board Member, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
B.A. The College of William & Mary
Donald J. Johnston (2006, 2007~9)
Secretary-General of the OECD, 1996 - 2006
Member of the Canadian Parliament, 1978 - 1988
Minister of Justice, Canadian Parliament, 1984
President of the Treasury Board, Canadian Parliament, 1980 - 1982
B.A. in Law, graduating as the Gold Medallist, McGill University, 1958
David Brady (2006, 2008, 2009)
Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science in the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Professor, Political Science, Stanford University
Associate Director, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2002 -
Presidential appointee National Records and Archives commission, 2002 - 2005
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Iowa, 1970
M.A., Political Science, University of Iowa, 1967
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1963
Denis Noble (2009)
Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Director of Computational Physiology, Oxford University, 2004 -
Visiting Professor, Osaka University, Japan, 2005 -
President of the International of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), 2009 - 2013
Chairman and Director, Oxsoft Ltd, 1984 -
Ph.D., University College London, 1962
M.A., University College London, 1961
B.Sc. with 1st Class honours, University College London, 1958
Gary Jacobsohn (2008)
H.Malcolm MacDonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, Department of Government, University of Taxas at Austin
Professor, Williams Collage, 1971 - 2004
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Fellowship 1994-1995
Research Scholar, Fullbright Foundation, India 1998-1999
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1972
Kurt WÜthrich (2006, 2007, 2008)
Nobel Prize in Chemisty - 2002
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA: Cecil H. and Ida M. - 2001
Green Visiting Professor of Structural Biology.
Professor, Structural Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 2001 -
Chairman, Biology Department, ETH Zurich, 1995 - 2000
Professor (1980), Associate Professor (1976), Assistant Professor (1972), Privatdozent (1970), Biophysics, ETH Zurish, 1969 -
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Basel, 1964
Lizentiat, Chemistry, University of Bern, 1957 - 1962
Peter Berkowitz (2007)
Associate Professor (2001), Assistant Professor (1999), George Mason University School of Law, 1999 - 2007
Associate Professor (1994), Assistant Professor (1990), Government, Harvard University, 1990 - 1999
J.D., Yale Law School, 1990
Ph.D. with Distinction, Political Science, Yale University, 1987
M.A. with Distinction, Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985
B.A. with High Honors, English Literature, Swarthmore College, 1981
Rudolph Susanne Hoeber (2007)
University of Chicago, Department of Political Science and the College, 1964- Associate Professor, 1964-72 Professor, 1972- William Benton Distinguished Service Professor, 1990- Emerita, 2002-
Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Associate Dean of the College, 1973-75.
Chair, Department of Political Science, 1976-79 1989.
Director, South Asia Language and Area Center, 1980-1998.
Director, Institute for Culture and Consciousness in South Asia (Rockefeller-funded residency program), 1990-1994.
Acting Director, Center for International Studies, 2001-2002
President, American Political Science Association, 2003 - 2004
President, Association for Asian Studies, 1986 - 1987
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1955
M.A., Harvard University, 1953
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1951
Naoki Sakai (2006)
Professor, Cornell University, Department of Asian Studies, 1988-
Associate, The University of Chicago, 1984-1988
Koichi Iwabuchi (2006)
Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, 2004 -
Assistant Professor, International Christian University, Japan, 2000 - 2004
Ph.D., University of Western Sydney, 2000
B.A., Law, Waseda University, 1983

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