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NECC’s First Friday Events Focus on East Asia

Submitted by on September 30, 2019 – 8:45 pm

A photo of the natural landscape of China with homes located on the waterNorthern Essex Community College is continuing their “One Geographic Region” program, this time focusing on East Asia. Free and open to the public, these events will be held on the first Friday of each month during the fall semester, beginning Friday, October 4, 2019, with a presentation on the 250-year history of the relationship between the U.S. and China given by Professor Andrew Morse of the Department of Global Studies.

Beginning at 2 p.m. in Lecture Hall A in the Spurk Building, Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St, Professor Morse’s presentation will give an overview of the U.S.’s relationship with China through the current “trade wars”.

The First Friday lectures are a part of the larger project along with films, and other presentations to be hosted on the NECC campus. The next two First Friday events will cover Confucianism on November 1 at 2 p.m. and Chinese writing and language on December 6 at 2 p.m.

At NECC, “One Geographic Region” focuses on one part of the world for a period of two years, with a special focus on the culture, history, politics, economy, and other topics of the region. “One Geographic Region” is a project developed by NECC’s Office of International Studies in conjunction with the NECC Library. Its intent is to promote learning across disciplines and borders. For the next two years, the One Geographic Region will be East Asia.

This event is open and free to the public. For more information on this event contact Dr. Stephen Russell, at (978) 556-3237 or by email at And for more information about the “One Geographic Region” program contact International Studies at