Kim-Renaud East Asian Humanities Lecture Series

Young-KeyKim-Renaud and Bertrand Renaud

On the occasion of her retirement in June 2015, Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor Emeritus, and her husband, Dr. Bertrand Renaud, made a gift to the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures which enabled the continuation of the East Asian Humanities Lecture Series, originally funded by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. The lecture series aims to bring specialists in East Asian humanities and cultures to GW to encourage cross-disciplinary discussions. The series was renamed the Kim-Renaud East Asian Humanities Lecture Series in 2016. We are delighted that we can continue the lecture series thanks to Professor Kim-Renaud and Dr. Renaud's generosity.

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About the Fund

Professor Kim-Renaud and Dr. Renaud’s cumulative philanthropy to the EALL Department and to Korean Studies amounts to half a million dollars. Their personal contribution and volunteer fundraising for the Young-Key Kim-Renaud Fund for Korean Language and Literature exceeded $1 million and helped establish the permanent endowment for a new professorship in the Korean humanities. With the matching grant from the Korea Foundation, Young-Key achieved her $2.5 million goal for the endowed professorship. We are immensely grateful for her generosity and her efforts as well as the support of her family and friends. Professor Kim-Renaud hopes that the GW community (including alumni and friends) will rally around her mission and add to one or both funds with their own donation.

Past Lectures