The mission of the Global Learning Center is to provide opportunities for learning about peoples and cultures of the world in order to promote a peaceful future.

 

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Learning about Global Issues

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Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020

The March event is cancelled due to the new coronavirus and the CORVID-19 disease it can cause. We will reschedule the topic for a future date.

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

"Cuba: Current Trends and Prospects"

Dr. Gabriel Vignoli

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP (316) 531-0026 or glc.wichita@gmail.com 

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Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

"Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25 Years after the War"

Dr. Gretchen Eick and Michael Poage

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP (316) 531-0026 or glc.wichita@gmail.com 

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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

"Shared Sacred Sites in Israel and the West Bank (Palestine) - The Politics of Religious Heritage"

Dr. Jens Kreinath

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP (316) 531-0026 or glc.wichita@gmail.com 

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Sunday, Nov. 17th, 2019

 

"Coming to America, land of opportunity"

George Varga

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please buy tickets by Oct. 9th

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Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2019

"International War Crimes"

Abeer Hasan

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please buy tickets by Oct. 9th

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Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

"The Impact of Brexit on the Future of Ireland and the United Kingdom"

Dr. Randy Bush

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP (316) 531-0026 or glc.wichita@gmail.com 

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Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

"The Universality of Human Rights:
Political, Economic and Social"

Jim Phillips

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP (316) 531-0026 or glc.wichita@gmail.com 

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Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019

"Hearts and Minds - America in Afghanistan"
Jeff Leddy

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

"My Journey from Palestine to US"
Shafiq Hasan

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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GLC-cosponsored with Peace center:
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 "Women Working for Peace in Korea"
Dr. Nan Kim, Women cross DMZ

WSU Rhatigan Student Center
Pike Room 266
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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Annual General Meeting

"Pilgrimage to Viet Nam: On Managing and Healing the Wounds of War"
Billie Knighton

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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2018
 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

"Water and Energy Usage Around the World."
Dr. Holger Meyer

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

"The Global Peace/Stop Violence Academy (GPSVA)"
Dr. Akiiki Daisy Kabagarama

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
73rd UNITED NATIONS ANNIVERSARY
BANQUET

"Women’s Health and Social Justice
at Home and Around the World"

Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-440-8292 or glc.wichita@gmail.com

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

"How Peace Activists Saved the World from
Nuclear War"

Dr. Lawrence Wittner, Emeritus Professor of History, State University of New York/Albany
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m

"The Corporatization
of Higher Education"

Dr. Lawrence Wittner, Emeritus Professor of History, State University of New York/Albany
Wichita State University Metroplex, Room 132 (Enter Door C),  29th at Oliver, not on the WSU main campus. 
Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

"What Islam and Sharia have to do with the United States"
Dr. Saqib Ahmed
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

"U.S./El Salvador Sister Cities"
Pat Ciotti and others will present
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com

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Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018

"Women's Health & Family Planning around the World"
Dr. Leslie Page and Dr. Zhanna Pataky
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd. Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com
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Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018

"Global Learning in an Age of Myopic Nationalism"
by Dr. Daniel Wildcat
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.
Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or jamesphillips21346@gmail.com
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Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

"Kenya"
by David Kapten and Lillian Kapten
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.

Please RSVP 316-737-2024 or glc.wichita@gmail.com
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Annual General Meeting and
"Comparing Educational Systems and Experiences
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Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.
Please RSVP 316-684-1469 or dorothy.billings@wichita.edu
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2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017
"The work of the World Blind Union"
by Emily Schlenker

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.Please RSVP to Emily Schlenker, 316-644-4227 or eschlenker@cox.net
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Sunday, November 19, 2017
"Ethiopia, 15th century to today: Portugal in the Orient and Prester John of Ethiopia and
The Ethiopian Empire"

by Dr. James Lewis and Yedu Hajigetu
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.
Please RSVP to Yedu Hajigetu, 316-304-8725 or glc.wichita@gmail.com
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
"US Foreign Policy, Wars and Terrorism: ISIS abroad, Islamophobia at home"
by Phyllis Bennis
Santa Fe Trail Room, Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University

Please RSVP to Refika Sariönder, 316-670-3029 or glc.wichita@gmail.com.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
"Cherish every banana you eat – there is a global crisis!"
with Dr. Melvin Epp
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church

Please RSVP to Holger Meyer, 316-347-3889 or glc.wichita@gmail.com.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

"Understanding Islam"
with Michael Barton
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.

Please RSVP to Manzoor Ali, 316-209-5725 or glc.wichita@gmail.com.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Teaching and Living in Liberia"
with Lakshmi Kambampati
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th at Rock Rd.

Please RSVP to Jim Phillips, 316-684-1469.
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List of all talks and dates (Aug'16-May'17)
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017
“Don't Forget
     Saudi Arabia
Who are Wahhabi, Hashemite, Shia and Sunni? What is the relationship among those groups in today’s Saudi Arabia? Can we identify some historic strands of political development within the Arabian Peninsula? What is the economic situation in contemporary Saudi Arabia? How can we describe the U.S. and Saudi connection today? chers Mike Poage, Tom Moore and Jim Phillips will share their experiences teaching foreign-born students. 
A panel of Saudi students and community members will address these issues and speak to how they affect their lives. Mike Poage, moderator.
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Elliott Johnston, BA, English,
MA, English Education

Sunday, April 9, 2017

“Educating
Resettler / Foreign
Born Students in
US Public Schools”
Speaker:  Elliott Johnston, BA, English, MA, English Education, teaches freshman English at Fort Morgan High School in Fort Morgan, Colorado, where the student body is nearly nearly 70% non-white and represents more than a dozen nationalities. Mr. Johnston will explain how the “Story Project” is helping those students learn and adjust. He is a grandson of Global Learning Center founders
Howard and Jeanne Johnston.
Following Johnston’s presentation, local teachers Michael Poage, Tom Moore
and Jim Phillips will share their experiences teaching foreign-born students.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
“Indigenous Peoples’
Continuing Struggle”
Speaker:  Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is author or editor of twelve books, including winner of 2015 American Book Award:
An Indigenous People's History of the United States.  Her first book, The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux Nation and its Struggle for Sovereignty, was published in 1977 and was presented as the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indians of the Americas, held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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February 19th
“The EU and the Refugee Crisis: Dis-integration or Re-invention”
Speaker:  
Dr. Yonka Krasteva will discuss the growing refugee crisis in the EU. She is an American Studies scholar who has done extensive research of cultural encounters between East and West and has taught courses  at universities in Europe, Turkey and the US. She is  the author of The West and the American Dream: Studies in Contemporary American Literature.
January 22nd
Annual Mtng. + Panel with:
Marie Gillespie of "Friendship Force;" Khanh Nguyen, Ph.D, Chair, 
       Vietnamese Catholic Community;
Bob Carlson, businessman with  
     extensive dealings in Vietnam.
The panelists will discuss "Vietnam Today" ...its recent history, its economy, its contentious relationship with China and many other aspects of life in this ancient country that was once a US adversary.

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, on 29th just west of  Rock Rd.

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December 4th
Dr. Jens Kreinath
Gezi, Gülen, and the Failed Coup in Turkey
Contestations of Democracy during Times of Crisis

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th near Rock Rd.

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November 13th
panel with Ted J. Vlamis
International Trade Agreements
TPP, etc.

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 29th near Rock Rd.

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October 29th
Dr. Lisa Aubrey
Roots and Reconnection: International Decade for People of African Descent

Wichita State University Rhatigan Student Center Santa Fe Trail Room

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Karg Art

Dr. Schuyler Jones with Global Learning Center President Gretchen Eick.

Left to right, Dr. Jens Kreinath, Dr. Dorothy Billings, Dr. Schuyler Jones, Carla Burns, and Wakeelah Martinez.

Winner of the 2016 Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award was Dr. Schuyler Jones who traveled the world many times over and continues to bring global cultures closer.

Dr. Schuyler Jones receiving Global Community Citizenship Award Oct. 29, 2016.

Winner of the 2015 Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award was Rev. Sam Muyskens for his many years of determination to bring interfaith peace and understanding.

Rev. Sam Muyskens receiving Award 10/3/2015

Winners of the 2014 Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award were: Dr. Deema DeSilva, Sister Ann Catherine Burger and Mary Harren.

Dr Deema DeSilva (front right)

Sister Ann Catherine Burger (left)

Mary Harren (left)

 

 

Global Learning Center, Inc.
5400 E 21st Street N, Suite 805
Wichita, KS 67208

 

The Global Learning Center of Wichita, Kansas, is a 501c3 Non-profit community organization, incorporated on April 20, 1988.

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