Ken Hammond

Ken Hammond

Kenneth J. Hammond is an associate professor of history at New Mexico State University.Hammond was a student and Students for a Democratic Society leader at Kent State University from 1967 to 1970. He later returned to Kent to complete his degree in Political Science, then studied foreign language at the Beijing Foreign Languages Normal School in Beijing. Hammond received an M.A. in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. In 2007, Hammond was appointed director of the Confucius Institute, a think-tank on the NMSU campus that is dedicated to studying and publicizing China and Chinese culture.

While at Kent State, Hammond authored a study of local politics entitled "Who Rules Kent?" and was active in the political events that culminated in the May 4, 1970 shootings at the university. He was indicted as one of the "Kent 25" and was lead plaintiff in the federal lawsuit "Hammond v. Brown" which resulted in the suppression of the Special Grand Jury report on the Kent State shootings. All charges against the Kent 25 were dropped in December 1971.

ee also

* The Teaching Company

External links

* [ Hammond's web page at New Mexico State University]
* [ From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History] , a 36 lecture series by Kenneth J. Hammond on audio and DVD.

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