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TWO ITEMS: Travelers Share Adventures, Lessons Learned

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TUALATIN, Ore. – This fall, take a trip around the world without leaving your hometown. Portland Community College will present a free non-credit lecture series featuring world travelers and their tales of exploration and encounters with other cultures. History and Cultures Around the World, will offer a survey of Greece, Turkey, Colombia and more ancient cultures. Students will embark on a tour of beautiful Australia through pictures and learn about the people of Bhutan and Cambodia. A Middle Easterner will also present discussion of Islam as practiced in that part of the world. A different presenter will be featured at each session of the six-part lecture series. Lectures will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 5, at the Tualatin Library, 18880 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-538-9774.###Course Traces Roots of Middle East ConflictTIGARD, Ore. – As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to surge with more and more eruptions of violence, the histories and sources of disagreement can become muddled. A Portland Community College course will untangle the complex past of these two strong peoples and discuss the current challenges facing the Middle East today. Conflict in the Middle East: Israel and the Palestinians, a non-credit course, will focus on pivotal moments in history that have shaped the current conflict including refugee issues of 1948 and land acquisition during early years of the Zionist movement. Instructor Bob Horenstein will examine the Oslo peace process and address prospects for lasting peace. The four-part class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28, at Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road. Cost is $34. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-538-9774.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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