Superhumanists! HSP Faculty Train You for the Tokyo Olympics

When: July 22, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Olympic rings

The Humanities Seminars Program presents a special class to preview the Tokyo Olympics. The free 90-minute Zoom lecture will feature 11 Humanities professors – experts in cultures around the globe – discussing the games and competitors.  

Did you know that the Olympic rings logo – designed by Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin – includes at least one color from every national flag in the world? Or that three countries – Sweden, Austria, and Japan – have all selected athletes in their 70s to represent them in past Olympic games? Or that this year's Olympic medals have been manufactured from more than 79,000 tons of recycled electronic devices donated by Japanese citizens? The Olympics is perhaps the world's most beloved international, intercultural and multilingual event, making it a treasure trove of facts and stories about the human experience on both personal and grand scales. Spend 90 minutes with HSP’s team of gold-medal instructors, each of whom will share with students a few key insights about the people, places, cultures and languages that will make this summer's Olympic games particularly memorable. 

With Robert Stephan, Kimberly Jones, Kristy Slominski, Suzanne Panferov Reese, Robert Côté, Benjamin Jens, Caleb Simmons, Yuxuf Abana, Fabian Alfie, Daisy Vargas and Ken McAllister.

Register using the link below!

Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)


Campus: Virtual


United States

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Micah Lunsford Humanities Seminars Program

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Micah Lunsford