Malan Jackson, emeritus director of international studies at Utah Valley State College, will discuss "Fifty Years on the Frontier in Asia" on Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Buildingat Brigham Young University.
Jackson established the international studies program at Utah Valley State College and was the director of the Center for International Studies there for ten years, retiring in 2000.
Having previously taught international marketing at Brigham Young University, he also spent several years in Hong Kong in banking and business and managed two large businesses in China.
His work in Asia has included organizing and managing many humanitarian projects in China and Mongolia, and he has served as honorary consul for Mongolia for several years.
Jackson served as the founding president of the Taiwan Mission (1971-74) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served a three-year mission as a young man in Hong Kong.
He received a bachelor's degree in history with honors from BYU, an master's degree in history from the University of California—Berkeley and a doctorate in administration of higher education and business from Arizona State University.
This lecture is sponsored by the Asian Studies Association and will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.
Writer: Lee Simons