Sino-American Talks invites to a Talk and Q&A with Mike Levy hosted at the Courtyard Institute:
“Who Will Steal Your Job in Ten Years: The Beida Grad or the Oberlin Grad”
These are the stereotypes we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The Asian robot, and the American slacker. But they are, of course, vast over-simplifications. Let’s delve into these ideas a little further, and explore what the differences really are between US and Chinese school systems, where the strengths and weaknesses really lay, and the consequences for both nations. And let’s ask the question that is going to me most relevant to our own futures: Who is going to be stealing my job in 10 years, a BeiDa grad, or a Yale grad?
Mike graduated from Cornell University in 1998 with a joint B.A. in philosophy and religious studies and received an M.A.T. from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in 2002. Mike taught at Guizhou University (Guiyang), the largest school in China’s poorest province, as a member of the Peace Corps. Mike’s book, Kosher Chinese was named the first place winner for non-fiction in the Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” for 2011. Mike has also published numerous articles in various media.
WHEN: November 8th, 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Courtyard Institute
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