European Union: Closing the Global Gap between US and Them
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Join us for Part 2 of a series in which we explore the perceptions and realities of working across culture and language.

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 PM
Where: Johnson County Community College, Craig Community Auditorium (General Education Building, Room #233)
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, Kansas  66210
United States
Contact: Anna Lambertson

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Due to high interest, we have sold out of complimentary lunches. You are welcome to bring your own bag lunch. Please join us!

Online registration is closed, but you are welcome to walk in this Wednesday.

"Closing the Global Gap between US and Them" is a series of conversations designed to address perceptions and realities of working and living across culture and language. The series is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Johnson County Community College and International Relations Council.

The series should stimulate meaningful conversations based on personal experiences in foreign countries from academic and business points of view. Each program will feature a JCCC faculty member or student as well as a business professional from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

The second program in the series will focus on the European Union with Felix Sturmer, JCCC professor of hospitality management, and Aaron Mann, partner at Husch Blackwell, as featured speakers.

WHEN: March 9, 2016 - Noon to 1 PM 

The event is free and open to the public.

Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a complimentary lunch, but you are welcome to bring your own bag lunch.

Doors open at 11:30 AM. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Program will begin promptly at noon.

WHERE: Johnson County Community College, Craig Community Auditorium (General Education Building 233), 12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS - Parking instructions and campus map are provided below.


Aaron Mann is partner at Husch Blackwell where he focuses on complex commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation. He is also a key part of Husch Blackwell's international service team. He represents foreign clients and serves as the point of contact for many of the firm's international affiliates. After working for four years in the firm's London office, Aaron now regularly represents non-U.S. clients in domestic-based litigation matters.

Felix Sturmer is professor of hospitality management at Johnson County Community College. A native of Germany, Felix completed his apprenticeship in Germany and then worked as a chef in hotels and restaurants in Europe, South Africa, and the United States. He has coached student culinary teams since 2003; took student teams to 9 international competitions since 2004; and is currently working on taking a team to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany in October 2016.

NEXT IN THE SERIES: Subsequent programs in the series will focus on other countries, including Mexico and Pakistan. Watch for information on upcoming conversations once details are finalized.


PARKING has been reserved in the lower west garage in front of the Carlsen Center.  See the below map.  The Carlsen Center is marked with CC on the map – it’s the P to the left (west side) underground. 






We thank our program supporters: The March 9 luncheon on Europe is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. We thank these organizations for their support.


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