This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer UNESCO World Heritage Sites Brasilia, the Utopian Capital of Brazil Evening Course Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0242E Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 5 Program Series: UNESCO World Heritages Sites Find series tickets Resize text Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia (Photo: Rodrigo de Almeida Marfan) There are 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Each of them offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. This series offers an in-depth overview of five of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites from around the world, from Iraq to Brazil. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research. Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He recently completed a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the Great Courses and is currently conducting research on the voyages of Captain Cook in the Pacific. Session Information Brasilia, the Utopian Capital of Brazil Built from scratch in the 1950s, the modernist city of Brasilia was designed to express new ideas about urban living and city planning while relocating the national capital from the coast to a more centrally positioned site in the Brazilian highlands. Jacobs surveys Brasilia’s carefully designed downtown landscapes and creative solutions to urban housing, all meant to synchronize in harmony with one another and provide a progressive model for a better world. Additional Sessions February 15: Samarra and the Abbasid Caliphate February 22: Angkor Wat March 1: Philippine Rice Terraces of Ifugao March 8: Sacred Sites of Tibet General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.