WSU Vancouver Lecture Series Explores China, Cuba

VANCOUVER, Wash. — China and Cuba are the topics this fall of the Honor’s Lecture Series, “Ways of Knowing: China and Cuba,” at Washington State University Vancouver. The free, public lectures are set from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays in the Student Services lecture hall.

The series will explore the world’s largest nation, China, and the small, yet politically significant U.S. neighbor, Cuba, from varying disciplinary perspectives. The following lecturers will explore what they have in common and what impact they have on the United States:

Sept. 14 — “China and Cuba in World History,” Linda Walton, Portland State University, and Candice Goucher, WSU Vancouver.

Sept. 21 — “Cuba Today,” Ariel Aguilar Reyes, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba.

Oct. 5 — “China Views the World: Threat or Opportunity for the United States?” Mel Gurtov, Portland State University.

Nov. 2 — “Late Socialist Responses to the Environmental Crisis in China and Cuba,” Paul Thiers, WSU Vancouver.

Dec. 7 — “Chinese Migrants to Cuba,” Matthew Pratt Gutterl, WSU Pullman.

The two-year honors program provides high-achieving students an alternative to fulfilling the university’s general education requirements. For more information, call 360/546-9469.