Special Public Lecture: Karen Hill Anton “Crossing Borders and Cultures, Creating Home”
【Date/Time】 Thursday, May 19, 2022 16:30-18:30
【Place】 Okayama University General Education Building, Room A21
【Reservation】 Register HERE by May 17th (limited to first 180 people)
Leaving the United States to travel in Europe in 1965, our lecturer opened a door to a rich experience of world travel that has never closed. In 1974, her one-year journey driving from Amsterdam to Afghanistan culminated in Japan. In a life of various challenges, her talk focuses on the importance of learning to transcend culture, ethnicity, and nationality, and to highlight our shared humanity.
Bio: Karen Hill Anton wrote the popular columns “Crossing Cultures” for The Japan Times and “Another Look” for Chunichi Shimbun for fifteen years. She was also invited to serve on the Internationalization and Society Advisory Council of Prime Ministers Keizō Obuchi and Ryutaro Hashimoto. Originally from New York City, she has raised four bilingual-bicultural children, achieved ni-dan in calligraphy, and made her home in rural Shizuoka since 1974. She is the author of the award-winning memoir The View From Breast Pocket Mountain.
Okayama University Center for Liberal Arts & Language Education, English Teaching Division
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