AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn University International Cultural Center in the Office of International Programs is offering a free lunch seminar on Oct. 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 2222/2223 Student Center as a part of the Window to Your World seminar series. The event is free and open to Auburn University faculty, staff and students.
The seminar will feature a guest lecture by Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Fei-Ling Wang on “Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States: Past, Perspectives, and Prospects.” In his lecture, Wang will outline the historical background of the cross-strait relationship between the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan and the relations between the Mainland and Hong Kong, as well as examine the current issues facing these relations and the role of the United States. He will also discuss the perspectives and possibilities of achieving a resolution to ease the long-standing tensions in the Western Pacific region.
“The Window to Your World seminar series is important to internationalizing Auburn’s campus and educating the community on the historical context and current climate of different cultures around the globe,” said Adeola Fayemi, manager of the International Cultural Center. “The seminar is intended to help people break down stereotypes, build connections across cultures and cultivate productive discussions that lead to informed awareness and understanding.”
Uniquely, this campus-wide learning opportunity offers a diverse collection of perspectives on the relationship between multiple regions and their differing cultural and political practices, therefore providing applicable knowledge to numerous disciplinary approaches.
For more information, go to the Office of International Programs’ website.
(Written by Kalani Long)