Schedule of Events
Learn about different cultures and languages through a series of discussions and activities.
Thursday, Nov. 13
The Language of Leadership Competencies
Keynote Speaker Kenric Tsethlikai, managing director, Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania
11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Swahili and the Art of East African Storytelling
—Beatrice Bolger, adjunct professor, Foreign Languages
The Turkish-American Alliance and Minority Groups in Turkey
—Mehmet Darakcioglu, associate director, Middle East National Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, Nov. 14
Using Rhythm and Hip-Hop Beats to Learn the Chinese Language
—Xu Lan, adjunct professor, Foreign Languages
Spanish Liberation Theology and Storytelling as Pedagogy of the Oppressed
—Mildred Savard, adjunct professor, History, and Lawrence McCarty, emeritus professor, Spanish
12:40– 1:50 p.m.
Invitation to Rome
—Organized by Massimo Musumeci, assistant professor, Foreign Languages
2–3 and 3–4 p.m.
Learn Japanese through Ink and the Brush: Calligraphy, Culture and Identity
—Two sessions with Akiko Mori, adjunct professor, Foreign Languages
World Cultures and Languages Days is sponsored by the Center for International Understanding and Office of Student Life at Community College of Philadelphia, as well as the University of Pennsylvania National Resource Centers and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Languages Project.