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Oct 07, 2011

"Columbus Day" Seminar Held

English Department organized a seminar by Mr. Thomas E. Mesa, US Embassy Public Affairs Officer, who yesterday gave a lecture for numerous students, on the occasion of the "Columbus Day", national holiday celebrated throughout the United States.


In the opening speech, Mr. James Hagengruber, US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer, presented a lecturer Thomas E. Mesa, who was a history lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned an enviable lecturing experience, and broaden it with rich diplomatic experience from the countries worldwide.



Mr. Thomas Mesa briefly described the political situation, as well as historical and geographical circumstances that led to the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the official discovery of a New World. He referred to details regarding the historical facts of the discovery of America, and the reasons why some facts are in the shadow of the Columbus’accomplishmentand the subsequent celebration of this man across the country.


Students also actively participated the lecture, where they showed their good knowledge of historical facts, and also expressed their own thoughts and attitudes.



At the end Head of the English Department, Assist. Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, wished a warm welcome to International Burch University and thanked for a lecture to Mr. Thomas Mesa, presenting him a small gift on behalf of the University.


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