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International Culture Programs

A path that Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed all walked finds a new incarnation in the 400-mile Jordan Trail. Explorer Andrew Evans, one of the first Americans to hike its complete length, narrates the experience of his 40-day journey, showcasing his encounters with the nature, people, history, and culture of Jordan.

Event date
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

From investment portfolios to trade wars, Hollywood movies to holiday travels, the influence of Asia on our lives—and the world’s economy—continues to grow. Shanghai-based global strategy advisor Parag Khanna examines why the Asian Century is a phenomenon far larger than we thought, and why there’s no more important region for us to better understand now.

Event date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Madhur Jaffrey introduced us to her homeland’s unique cuisine. Now, the cookbook author is back with a new recipes that might reshape the way you think about, and cook, Indian food.

Event date
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the revolution, Smithsonian magazine writer Tony Perrottet draws on his new book ¡Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History to offer a look at some of the lesser-known human drama that played out against the backdrop of political upheaval.

Event date
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.