"Central Asia: Global and Local Wisdom" (a faculty development program)

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October 8, 2021 to November 19, 2021
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Asian American History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies



Those are live-online events and they will be conducted via Webex. 

WHAT: "Central Asia: Global and Local Wisdom" (a faculty development program) 


Friday, October 8, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm: "Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia" Presenter: Historian Dr. Morris Rosabi of Columbia University; Moderator: Dr. Albert Celoza. 

Friday, October 22, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm: "Environmental and Cultural Impact on  Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia" 

Presenters: Scholars Dr. Laura Popova, ASU Archaeologist, and Dr. Saskia Abrahms Kavunenko of the University of Copenhagen; Moderator: Dr. Nicholas DelSordi. 

Friday, November 5, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm: "Roots from the Region" 

A panel of experts raised in Central Asia: Current Fulbright scholar from Kazakhstan at ASU  Dr. Beibit Shangirbayeva, Dr. Orhon Myadar of University of Arizona & Dr. Nargis Kassenova at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University); Moderator: Dr.  Michael Little Crow. 

Friday, November 19, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm: Working sessions to develop classroom  materials/resources/syllabi 

Note: (must have attended sessions 1, 2, and/or 3 in order to register/attend) Facilitators: Professor Kim Feld, GCC, and Dr. Mickey Marsee, CGCC. 

FPG: Pending approval for 1.5 hours of Faculty Professional Growth credit per session. Non-Maricopa participants, staff, and community members will receive a certificate of participation upon completion. 

This program is in collaboration with International Education at Maricopa Community Colleges; the Melikian Center at  Arizona State University, the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Asian Studies Development  Program at the East-West Center.

Contact Info: 

Maricopa Community Colleges District

International and Intercultural Education