The Asian World Center was founded in 2006 and is focused on constructing and engaging in a unique relationship among the cultures of Asia and those of the Western world. Through comparative study, collaborative research, and intercultural exchange, the Center takes a multifaceted and comprehensive approach towards the education of the self and society. The final aim being to build a better world for all humankind by bringing together the necessary tools for continued understanding and progress.
Dr. Maorong Jiang is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Asian World Center here at Creighton University. Born in China, Dr. Jiang began his teaching career at the age of 18, working as a faculty member of the Department of International Relations at the Military College of International Relations in China. He would begin his graduate studies at the Beijing Foreign Affairs College and complete them in the U.S. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus in Future Studies. Dr. Jiang has studied at the China- Europe Institute at The Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, Munich University in Germany, USIA, and the East West Center in Honolulu. Since 2003, Dr. Jiang has been with Creighton University, here in Omaha, building the Asian World Center from the ground up, and also constructing a name for himself as a well-respected authority on the affairs Asian, the United States, and the world. Aside from hosting numerous lectures and events through the Asian World Center, Dr. Jiang has been active as a member of the Center for Global Nonkilling and in authoring articles concerning East West studies.