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Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Scholar George Scheper surveys Oaxaca’s rich cultural history over the centuries, from the domestication of maize corn more than 10,000 years ago to the emergence of Oaxaca as a contemporary arts center today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Zulya Rajabova, a Silk Road educator and travel expert, serves as guide for an evening focused on the history and culture of several Central Asian nations that grew along the fabled thoroughfare.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Why do people fight and die? Why does violence become the only solution to a problem for some groups and not for others? Two experts in conflict analysis and resolution explore what is being done to reduce and eliminate hostilities around the world in the future.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Fusion cuisine isn’t a modern invention. Food historian Francine Segan serves up a look at how Jewish culinary traditions entered the Italian kitchen centuries ago, particularly in the distinctive foods of Emilia-Romagna. Sample a few of those regional specialties at a reception after the program.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Historian George Munro looks how the presidencies of Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin defined the political culture of post-Soviet Russia and shaped the country’s changing role on the world’s stage.

 

 

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