Is Reunification of the Korean Peninsula A Possibility?

Sunday, March 17, 2019—3:00 pm
Daniel Métraux

Daniel A. Métraux, vice-president of the Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA and retired professor of Asian Studies at Mary Baldwin College, has been teaching in his field for 30 years. Dr. Métraux’s specialty is modern Japan and China, but he teaches a full spectrum of Asian Studies courses. Métraux is the author of 14 books, many book chapters, and articles on the field. He serves as editor of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies and The Virginia Review of Asian Studies. Twice a Fulbright scholar, he has lived, taught, and studied in Orient. He received his doctorate in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. He has also taught at Doshisha Women’s College in Japan and was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in 2002.

Climate Change and the International Community

Sunday, April 28, 2019—3:00 pm
Scott Doney

Dr. Scott Doney’s expertise spans oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with particular emphasis on the application of numerical models and data analysis to global-scale questions. His research focuses on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change and ocean acidification. He joined the Environmental Sciences faculty at the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2017 as the first Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change. He holds a BA in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a PhD in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography.

Festival of Cultures

Saturday, May 11 2018— 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at Washington Park, Charlottesville

Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The Fifteenth Annual Festival of Cultures will be a day of free family-friendly fun with all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Visit the Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter—United Nations Association to get the latest information on our efforts to strengthen American support for the UN. The Festival is in Washington Park on Preston Avenue in Charlottesville, near downtown and on bus line #8. This event is FREE and open to the public.