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1/28/2014 4:44:00 PM
College presenting lecture on Asian networks and connections Feb. 5

North Central Michigan College will present Dr. Steward Gordon, author of When Asia Was the World and senior researcher for the University of Michigan South Asia Studies Program on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the Library conference center on the Petoskey campus. Dr. Gordon will speak about networks and connections across the great Asian world at this free lecture.

Dr. Stewart Gordon relates the first globalized Islamic world to our own globalized world. He will discuss networks of trust, intellectual connections and the mental side of travel using passages from his book, When Asia was the World, maps, images from the period and photographs from his travels. Dr. Gordon's presentation is funded through the "Let's Talk about It" American Library Association program, an equal opportunity program.

There will also be a discussion of Dr. Gordon's book on Tuesday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the main administration/classroom building, room 132. Join North Central Librarian Leland Parsons for coffee, treats and a lively discussion about a fascinating topic. When Asia was the World is available at the North Central Library through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf.

Each semester, North Central's International Committee, in partnership with the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, brings international events to campus. Students and community members are welcome to attend all international events. These events are free and no RSVP is required. Call 231-348-6613 or 231-348-6705 for more information.

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