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The Ethnic Musicals: Assimilation and Integration

Marc Courtade, Freeport
Some musicals of the 1960's and 1970's feature ethnic groups and weave them into the American Musical format. Do they hold up over time?

Rising from the Trenches: The 1899 Philippine-American War

Luis H. Francia, New York
Understanding the brutal 1899 Philippine-American War enables us to comprehend both the Filipino-American experience and more recent U.S. wars, from Vietnam to Iraq.

Longing and Belonging: The Idea of Home in Asian American Literature

Luis H. Francia, New York
Asian-American writers often explore the tension of being both an American and an outsider. Learn more about how contemporary authors including Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang Rae Lee, and Jumpa Lahiri re-imagine notions of home, tradition, sexuality, history, and memory in their stories and novels, to forge a unique place for Asian-Americans in American culture.

The United States and China: Friends or Enemies?

A. Tom Grunfeld, New York
As China rapidly modernizes and expands its military, the question arises: Is China a potential rival, or even threat, to America's military dominance in the world?

The Dalai Lama and Tibet: Myths and Realities

A. Tom Grunfeld, New York
Many Americans think of Tibet as a mythical Shangri-La. This lecture will explore the myths and realities of this land and its people.

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