Public Forum: “Perspectives from the Buryatia Region of Russia”

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“Perspectives from the Buryatia Region of Russia”

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
1st Floor Garland Room
Chicago, IL 60602

WorldChicago will host a public forum for a 5-person delegation of professors and researchers from Buryatia, Russia. These visitors will be here as participants of the Open World Program, a unique, nonpartisan initiative funded by the United States Library of Congress, that enhances understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America’s democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.

These historians and ethnographers in East Asian and Mongolian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies will share the beauties and wonders of their home region, an area in Southeast Siberia that lies along Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss their splendid pictures as well as their perspectives on what they learn and observe in Chicago.

Come hear about their insights and experiences at home and in Chicago. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Non -member Registration: $10 per person

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or lgore@worldchicago.org

More info can also be found in the following document: buryatia_group

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