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Traveling through Open and Closed Doors: Americans’ Perspectives on Living Abroad

As a part of the Big Read Greater Wilmington*, which is focusing on Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, UNCW faculty and staff members share their experiences living as researchers, students, writers, teachers, and military personnel in countries that have had tense relations with the United States. This panel provides an opportunity for the UNCW campus community to discuss the speakers’ insights into what being “American” can mean in a diverse range of places, including Vietnam, Belarus, and Egypt.

The panel will be moderated by Lisa Coats, First Year Engagement Librarian, and take place Wed. Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery. For a list of panelists, please see below. More information about the Big Read, including a comprehensive list of community events.



Dr. Cara Cilano, Professor Department of English

Bill Kawczynski, Community Partnerships Program Specialist

Dr. Lisa Pollard, Associate Professor Department of History

Dana Sachs, Lecturer, Honors College
*The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
Lisa Coats
Event/Exhibit Information
November 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sherman Hayes Gallery, Randall Library