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Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Mekong weaves through 2,700 miles and thousands of years of Southeast Asian history. Robert DeCaroli, associate professor in the department of history and art history at George Mason University, explores these cultures that grew up along this massive waterway.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM

For most Americans, one of the world’s least-known places lies just about 90 miles from Florida. Michael Atwood Mason, director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and a Cuba researcher, discusses the many ways that past and present converge for residents of the island nation.

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Biodiversity specialist Bob Szaro provides a guide to a country that strategically links two continents and whose natural beauty encompasses tropical jungles, swamps, magnificent beaches, and an incredible variety of wildlife.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

With stops including Byzantium, the steppes of China’s frontier, and the Mongol empires of Eurasia, art historian Lawrence Butler follows the legendary Silk Road to illustrate cultural encounters through art, archaeology, and literature.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Food historian Francine Segan leads a delightful virtual tour the “Green Heart of Italy,” with Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, and Orvieto among the stops on the itinerary. And get a distinctive taste of the region in a tasting of wine and truffle products. 

 

 

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