Grant to help Communication Department study evolving U.S.-China relations

By Staff

From left to right: Patrick S.W. Dodge, Stephen John Hartnett, Lisa Keranen and Donovan Conley, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Stephen John Hartnett, chair, Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, is the principal investigator (P.I.) for a $10,000 grant from the Waterhouse Family Institute, which is affiliated with Villanova University.

Co-P.I.s are Communication Department colleagues Lisa B. Keranen and Patrick S.W. Dodge, who also works with the International College of Beijing. The grant will support their research project “The Dilemmas and Opportunities of U.S.-Chinese Communication in an Age of Globalization.” The grant will support work conducted in Hong Kong, Lhasa and Beijing regarding modes of public debate about the evolving U.S.-China relationship.