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Taiwan’s Famous Night Markets: A Taste of the Exotic on the National Mall

Taiwan’s famous night markets have for centuries been important gathering places for locals. Today they’re becoming tourist meccas for folks who want to experience some of Taiwan’s best street food and shopping opportunities. Learn about the history of this vibrant night-market culture and enjoy tastings of typical night-market fare.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Tokyo Revealed: PBS Preview with Darley Newman

Japan’s capital city of Tokyo is one of the most exciting and diverse destinations on the planet. Television host, writer, and producer Darley Newman shares insider’s tips on this fascinating metropolis, which she collected while putting together an upcoming episode for her PBS series “Travels With Darley.” A saké tasting follows the program.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Why, Oh Why, Do We Love Paris?: The Timeless Charm of the City of Light

What accounts for the timeless charm of the City of Light? It’s hard to identify the je ne sais quoi that gives Paris its powerful appeal. In an entertaining day-long armchair tour gain insights into the great city on the Seine. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tasting Spain: A Journey Into Cuisine, Culture, and Heritage

Learn about the cultural heritage of Spain in a lively program set in the turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts mansion that once served as the residence of the ambassadors of Spain. With tasting of Spanish regional foods and wines.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Looking Toward Asia: Perspectives from Foreign Service Experts
4-Session Evening Course

For centuries, relations between the United States and Asia have been in a constant state of change. American Foreign Service experts offer timely perspectives on our engagement with Asia’s major power players.

Wednesday, October 11 to November 1, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In the Indian Kitchen

Join food writer Monica Bhide on a deliciously informative tour of India’s more than 35 regional cuisines. Savor the secrets of curry and the karma of Ayurvedic cooking, among other tasty topics. A buffet reception ends the evening.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Traditional Roots of Modern China: How an Ancient World View Drives Contemporary Policies

In a timely daylong program, China scholar Robert Daly traces China’s 21st-century drive for wealth, power, and status to the beliefs, geographic influences, and social and cultural practices rooted in the earliest dynasties.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.