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Posted: November 10, 2012 8:45 p.m.

GPC hosts events for International Education week

Open any decorating magazine today and Moroccan style is sure to be seen in furniture, fabrics and food. North African cuisine can even be found in Newton County starting next week as part of a three-day celebration at Georgia Perimeter College called International Education Week on Nov. 12, 14 and 15.

Six events will help students, faculty and the general public connect with the world beyond the Newton campus, located on Ga. Highway 11, just off the Social Circle-Mansfield exit, I-20 East. All events are free and open to the public.

On Monday, Nov. 12, Dr. Romney Norwood, professor of sociology at the Newton Campus will present "Ten Thousand Villages," an organization whose, "mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships." The International Peer Assistant program will also be on the program.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Peace Corp volunteers Louis Simmons and Leslie Jean Pierre will share their experiences in Gambia and Guinea. Professor Shyam Sriram will discuss a civic engagement voter project created by GPC's Clarkston students.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the documentary "Crossing Borders," about four American and four Moroccan students traveling and living in Morocco will be shown. In addition, the Ambassador in Residence, the Honorable Hugh Williams, will discuss international diplomacy and the process by which students can apply for State Department jobs.

 

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