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Lunch with Leaders

  • 15 Apr 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Institute for Patient Safety, 855 E. South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116


  • This category is for staff of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce only.
  • This level of alumni membership does not pay for Leadership Montgomery Lunch with Leaders events.
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  • Tickets for member guests or non-members of Leadership Montgomery.

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Lunch With Leaders - 

April 15, 2015

Dr. Iris Xu

Director, Confucius Institute & Asian Studies, Troy University and Associate Professor, Chinese Language & Culture and Asian Studies at Troy University

"Cultures: East and West - Historically and Linguistically"

Join us for a delicious Chinese meal and a special presentation by Dr. Iris Xu reflecting on the specific differences between Western and Chinese culture. This event will be a real benefit for anyone doing business in China,  as well as prospective travelers to that region.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Xu holds a B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Harbin Teachers University, PR China, an M.A. in Bilingual Education, and a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) from University at Alberta, Canada. Dr. Xu joined the staff at Troy University in 2008 after 10 years with Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta, Canada, and over three decades of experience as a second language teacher, supervisor, consultant, curriculum developer and conceptual designer. She has striven to create opportunities for learners of all ages to have experiences with new languages in and out of the classroom, including intercultural  and inter-lingual exchanges for education students and teachers. She has been active in numerous local organizations of second language teachers and offered second language education and teacher education seminars and courses in China, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Britain and the USA, and mentored and guided many graduate students from around the world. Dr. Xu has been actively involved in coordination and organizing various programs in the fields of training and teaching English and Chinese as a second language for students and teachers. She has been directing and coordinating in the writing of the International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education, which has been translated into 47 languages as of 2014.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation 
855 E. South Blvd. 
Montgomery, AL 36116
Noon - 1 p.m.

No Refunds after April 10.
Parking is available in the Institute parking lot.
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