Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Image of America
"Joe's presentation offered a fascinating perspective on the ways, good and bad, that America is viewed around the world. The number of places he has visited and the range of people he has interviewed in order to gather his data are truly remarkable. It is easy for Americans, living in a vast country with oceans on either side, to forget about our impact on the rest of the world. The visual images that Joe presents remind us of the many things for which we are admired, envied, feared, and resented."
10/22/2008 — Peter Meilaender, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science
"I think Joe Szabo has the makings of a very fascinating book."
10/18/2008 — Ronald P. Mahurin, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs
"Szabo explored an area of interest to many of my students. The perceptions of people from other cultures of America, despite the “relative” nature of their perceptions, reflect important ideas... Szabo got a good discussion going and he did a fine job in his presentation. He is good at responding to questions."
10/15/2008 — Dr. Ted Murphy, Professor of Art
"I thought his presentation was a fascinating look at the rest of the world’s perceptions of America. It’s important for Americans to examine their role in the world as the world understands it. Szabo’s lecture made me feel much better informed about the relationship between the U.S. and our global neighbors."
10/15/2008 — Andrew Davis, student