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Bryan College Hosts International Speakers for Global Lecture Series

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019 – Bryan College’s Center for International Development will feature three international speakers during a global lecture series running this week until the end of February. Social and Environmental Activist Tomas Peciar, will be lecturing this week on An Example of Using Social Activism in Europe to Promote Better Community Life. At the end of February, humanitarian aid volunteer Mar Lopez will lecture in multiple classes on The Continuing Greek Refugee Crisis; Communication Challenges Related to Language, Culture and Religion. Both speakers will present to a variety of classes, including communication, political science, and exercise health science.

Next week will feature Dr. Vaclav Rericha of Palacky University and a member of the Pedagogicka Faculty. Hailing from Olomouc in the Czech Republic, Dr. Rericha is the founder of the Olomouc Training Center, the largest business training center in post-Communist Central Europe. This lecture, titled The Harsh Political, Economic and Social Realities of Communism in Czechoslovakia, will be delivered to communications, philosophy, political science, and history classes.

Bryan College’s Center for international Development has been in operation since 2003. Since then, the CID has organized over 600 international education lectures, seminars, conferences, internships, and projects that expose Bryan students to the realities of working and communicating in an increasingly global world.

Schedules for each lecture are listed below. Contact Dennis Miller, Executive Director of External Relations, with questions (demiller@bryan.edu).

Lecture Schedule

Topic: An Example of Using Social Activism in Europe to Promote Better Community Life

  • Monday, Jan 28, 9am, Y. Rose, Mercer 139
  • Monday, Jan 28, 1pm, Y. Rose, Mercer 110
  • Monday, Jan 28, 2pm, Y. Rose, Mercer 110
  • Thursday, Jan 31, 1:30pm, Palmer, Mercer 241
  • Thursday, Jan 31, 3pm, Clauson, Mercer 128

Lecture title: The Harsh Political, Economic and Social Realities of Communism in Czechoslovakia

  • Monday, Feb 4, 9am, Palmer, Mercer 239
  • Monday, Feb 4, 11am, Palmer, Clauson, Mercer 128
  • Thursday, Feb 7, 8am, Ricketts, Boling, Mercer 115
  • Thursday, Feb 7, 9:30am, Ricketts, Mercer 322
  • Thursday, Feb 7, 3pm, Clauson, Mercer 128

Lecture Title: The Continuing Greek Refugee Crisis

  • Wednesday, Feb 27, 9am, Palmer, Mercer 239
  • Wednesday, Feb 27, 11am, Palmer, Clauson, Mercer 128
  • Wednesday,  Feb 27, 12pm, Ecarma, Mercer 241
  • Wednesday, Feb 27, 1pm, Ecarma, Mercer 137