Author Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley’s International House, comes to North Branch to discuss the causes and perils of cultural misunderstanding in a hyper-connected world. How do our inborn cultural biases influence how we view things? Is a cow dinner, dowry, or divine? Learn more when Lurie gives a fascinating talk on how culture shapes and informs our perceptions.
Lurie will discuss his award-winning book, Perception and Deception, which is about misperceptions and miscommunications across cultures in a globalized, often polarizing world. He'll explore the implications of messages and meanings that escape those who hear and see mostly what is familiar within their own cultural confines and share fascinating stories of intercultural dialogue and interchange from his distinguished decades-spanning career in international relations.
Copies of Lurie’s book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.