Alan R. (Randy) Kluver is Executive Director of Global Partnerships and Projects (GPP), and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. As Executive Director of GPP, Kluver reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and coordinates global institutional partnerships and university-wide internationalization initiatives. To date, Kluver has been Principal Investigator or co-PI on over $4 million for international research and educational grants and contracts. He is the PI for the Project GO ROTC, a Department of Defense project that has provided over $1.5 million dollars in scholarships for critical language study and study abroad programs for Texas A&M students. In 2007, Kluver led the campus initiative to establish the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M, and served as the Director of the CI until 2012. Previously, he was the Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia, which was later absorbed into the Global Program Support office.

Currently, he is co-PI (with Stephen Balfour) of the MMS/CAMMI Project, a real time international broadcast transcription and translation system, and he is actively engaged with university faculty to develop research protocols and educational applications for this pioneering technology, especially through the Global Networked Media Archive, an initiative to create online, searchable databases of online media. His book Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999), co-authored with John H. Powers, won the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 2000. His essay "The Logic of New Media in International Relations" received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology.

Last Updated: April 6, 2021



The Debate Over Confucius Institutes PART II

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