Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures at the Central Berkeley Public Library

September 07, 2016

Contact: Anh-Vu Doan
Berkeley Public Library


Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures
at the Central Berkeley Public Library

Berkeley, CA.  September 7, 2016— How do our inborn cultural biases influence how we view things? Is a cow dinner, dowry, or divine? Learn more when Joe Lurie gives a fascinating talk on how culture shapes and informs our perceptions of the world.  Join us for this free lecture on Tuesday, September 27, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the third floor Community Meeting Room at the Berkeley Public Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck). For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148.

Author Joe 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.

Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley’s International House, whose mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding for the promotion of a more peaceful world. He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and is currently a Cross-Cultural Communications Trainer, Lecturer and Consultant.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge St. and is open: Monday, noon – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm.

Wheelchair accessible.  For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability.  Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.  Visit the library’s website.

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