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Globalization and Its Cultural Disconnects

Based on his recently released, expanded edition of the award-winning Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, Joe Lurie will present a spirited and insightful exploration of cross-cultural miscommunications in an increasingly globalized, polarizing world. With YouTube, tweets, refugees and fake news rapidly crossing cultures without context, Lurie shares a timely, intriguing and sometimes tragic array of intercultural encounters gone wrong because of cultural misperceptions across the globe, in the worlds of migration, diplomacy, commerce and technology. David Lennon, former managing editor of the Financial Times, called Lurie's book “brilliant!” According to Lennon, the book offers: “Terrific and timely insights and tools for understanding culture clashes in a hyper-connecting world.”

MLF Organizer
Norma Walden

MLF: International Relations

In association with the Fromm Institute, UC Berkeley's International House, Northern California Peace Corps Association and the Osher Institute at San Francisco State University




January 16, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Joe Lurie

Author; Cross-Cultural Communications Trainer; Executive Director Emeritus, International House at UC Berkeley; Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya