Perception and Misperception: Cross Cultural Challenges


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joe Lurie, emeritus executive director UCB International House, M.A. English, lecturer, author
Location: Concord Campus


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Mr. Lurie takes us on a journey across cultures, based on his days as a Peace Corps volunteer and his later career as executive director at International House, U.C. Berkeley. Sharing a feast of stories of cross-cultural adventures and misadventures, his goal is to show us how we see what we are used to seeing when we encounter people from different cultures, with both comical and unfortunate consequences. Cultural filters distort our perceptions of others—and their perceptions of us. Or, as Anais Nin put it: “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” Let OLLI and Mr. Lurie help you learn the art of suspending judgement when encountering people from differing cultures and become better citizens, travelers, and, so to speak, cross-cultural diplomats.


Event Details

Date: 2019-05-08

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord