World Culture Speakers



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Stephen Husarik
Inexpensive Travel Around the World
Husarik has traveled from Beijing to St. Petersburg, from Cairo to Hadrian's Wall, and from the Rock of Gibraltar to the French Alps. He has traveled on federally supported fellowships with professional colleagues and students, as well as on guided tours. He has traveled by air, ship, train, sailboat, row boat, funicular, gondola, vaporetto, tram, subway, bus, car, limousine, taxi, elevator, rickshaw, donkey and camel and will share his experiences from his travels over the past 30 years. He will help you decide what you should eat, where should you stay, how to find the best way to get from one city to another, how to decide if you take a guided tour, travel independently, or use the services of a travel agent. Using entertaining examples, Dr. Husarik will have you laughing about his countless experiences traveling to foreign countries as he collected thousands of photographs for use in his humanities textbook.
Mary Lackie
Islam: A Christian Layperson’s View
Islam often gets negative press in the U.S., with many holding on to less than flattering stereotypes about Muslims. Through the experiences of one American Christian living in Muslim countries, learn about the Muslim faith as observed in the lives of ordinary people. 
Mary Lackie
Border Crossings: Reflections on Living Abroad
Maya Angelou once said “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Learn about life in developing countries through the experiences of an American living in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.