Global Insights Presents Tanzania

    John D. Sivalon, Ph.D., adjunct professor in theology and Religious Studies and Criminal Justice
    September 23, 2020

    Home to Africa’s highest continental point, Kilimanjaro,  Tanzania sparkles with sunlit coastline, rich gold veins and a treasure trove of jewels. Fr. John Sivalon, Ph.D., adjunct faculty in Theology and Religious Studies and Criminal Justice, will present at the next Global Insights Wednesday, October 7, 2020,  11:30 a.m.

     Having lived in Tanzania from 1972-2001 in both very rural and urban areas, Fr. Sivalon served as a Maryknoll missionary and faculty at the University of Dar es Salaam. Holding the largest population in East Africa with over two-thirds being 25 years old and under, Sivalon says an interesting and mainly unknown dynamic of the Tanzanian culture is  “The struggle to successfully meld three very different cultures, or 126 different cultures depending upon how you look at it, and two nations into one country.” He states that while another visit to Tanzania is unlikely for him at this point in his life, the main reason he would like to return is “the openness and hospitality of the people.” 

    This program is being offered by The Office of Global Education, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register and receive the Zoom information.

    For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at  or 570-941-7575.

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