As a unique academic organization in NW Germany and the United States, named in 2018 by Professor Kristin Stapleton (SUNY Buffalo) and after Wellington Koo (GU Weijun 顾维钧, 1887-1985 ), a prominent Chinese diplomat and statesman, and devoted to the study of China as part of world history, the Wellington Koo Institute serves as a platform aiming to promote academic and intellectual exchange in Asian Studies, the China field, diplomatic/ international history, and global affairs.
Watch Wellington Koo's speech at the Far East Conference in Brussels in 1937. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20nn6fPunTw
Based in NW Germany and Boston, Mass., the Institute actively involves in multidisciplinary teaching at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels of Chinese history, world history, global studies, and international relations and diplomacy degree programs. Its members conduct original research on the interconnection between modern and contemporary China and other countries. The Wellington Koo Institute is in close partnership with colleagues, students and other people around the world.