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Author: Peter Y.H. Chen 陳彥豪

Peter Y.H. Chen 陳彥豪
Sponsored by the 2014-2015 Senior Fulbright Research Grant, Dr. Peter Y. H. Chen is currently doing research on "A Study of the Pentad-Gestalt Rhetoric as an Intercultural Strategy to Conflict Resolution" at The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution of ILR School at Cornell University. Dr. Chen got his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin on Speech Communication and Rhetoric (now Communication Studies) in 1992 before he went back to Taiwan to serve as a full-time faculty member at Dept. of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics (FLAL) of National Taipei University (NTPU) in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Prior to his coming to Cornell University in September 2014, Dr. Chen served as Professor and Chair of FLAL of NTPU as well as Director for Center for International Negotiations and Interpretations (CINI) of NTPU. Dr. Chen's research tenure at Cornell University is from September 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015. He can be reached at yhpc@gm.ntpu.edu.tw and/or yc526@cornell.edu.  

What Makes an Ivy League University Ivy-Leaguely Prestigious: My Experiences and Reflections at Cornell University

Preface This paper is not a formal academic one. It is a paper which is based upon my first-hand experiences and reflections which I have gained since I arrived at Cornell University on September 2, 2014. By “first-hand,” I mean “authentic and genuine:” I attribute these experiences to the people, the buildings, the facilities, and the natural and cultural environments while feeling and observing them on campus in both tangible and intangible perspectives. This is my very first time ever visiting Cornell University, one of the eight Ivy League Universities in the northeastern part of the US, founded by Mr. Ezra Cornell and Mr. Andrew Dickson White in 1865. I feel truly fortunate and honored to have been invited by Dr. David B. Lipsky, The Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution and Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution (SICR), ILR School, who serves as my Faculty Sponsor as well as my advisor, to conduct my research on the project of “A Study of the Pentad-Gestalt Rhetoric as an Intercultural Strategy for Conflict Resolution” on the eve of Cornell’s sesquicentennial. This paper is thus focused on what I have observed since my arrival in September until December 18,

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