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Investigative Journalist, Chinese Consul of Education Headline International Education Week at LSC-North Harris

Lone Star College-North Harris will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14 – 18 with an exciting offering of events to showcase the college’s diversity and promote a global perspective among students. Among them will be a presentation by Investigative Journalist Nicholas Blanford, and a discussion featuring Dr. Yan Guohua, the consul of education at the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston. These, and all of the week’s events, are free and open to the community.

Nicholas Blanford, the Beirut correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and The Times of London, will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in room 126 of the Academic Building. He will offer an insider account of Hezbollah based on 16 years of study and interviews with key operatives, and discuss their ideology, goals, and strategy in the electronic age. Blanford has lived in Beirut since 1994. As a specialist on Hezbollah's military affairs, he is a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox, the BBC and “60 Minutes."

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Dr. Yan Guohua will discuss the cultural and educational exchange programs to China, including study abroad opportunities for students. Dr. Yan’s speech will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon, also in room 126 of the Academic Building.

Other events include Bollywood dancers, performances by the college’s band and choir groups, and an international fashion show featuring traditional dress, dancing, and performances by LSC-North Harris Students. The show kicks off in the campus courtyard at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

For more information, and a complete list of International Week events, visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

International Education Week at LSC-North Harris is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Houston and the LSC-North Harris International Studies Committee. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that educate young Americans about their global environment.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.