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International Culture Programs
Secrets and Survival in the Mideast: A Former CIA Agent Shares Her Story

For undercover CIA officer Michele Rigby Assad, the dangers and difficulties she faced during a decade working in the Middle East were intensified by an important fact: She was a female leader secreted within the patriarchal Arab culture. Assad reveals how she transformed the factors stacked against her into strategic advantages.

Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
New Frontiers and Old Traditions: Trends in South American and Australian Wines

Argentine Malbec and Aussie Shiraz may still rule the export markets, but today’s producers in South America and Australia create a richly varied range of high-quality wines that deserve to be better known. Joined by a pair of wine experts, Taylor Parsons, a Los Angeles-based sommelier, guides a two-part exploration of the history, development, and diversity of these two pivotal axes of the wine world. This session focuses on South American wines.

Date
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
New Frontiers and Old Traditions: Trends in South American and Australian Wines

Argentine Malbec and Aussie Shiraz may still rule the export markets, but today’s producers in South America and Australia create a richly varied range of high-quality wines that deserve to be better known. Joined by a pair of wine experts, Taylor Parsons, a Los Angeles-based sommelier, guides a two-part exploration of the history, development, and diversity of these two pivotal axes of the wine world. This session focuses on Australian wines.

Date
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.