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Watch Rick Steves’ Presentation at Gonzaga; Also View His Talk with Faculty

Well-known travel writer Rick Steves will discuss his new book “Travel As a Political Act” and shares what he has learned about the world, and himself, by opening his eyes, ears, and heart to the ordinary people he has met traveling. His presentation is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room.

Well-known travel writer Rick Steves discussed his new book “Travel As a Political Act” at his Nov. 30 presentation at Gonzaga. Steves also sat down with GU faculty members John Caputo and Heather Crandall in a separate video (see link in story).

SPOKANE, Wash. — World-renowned traveler and travel journalist Rick Steves spoke at Gonzaga University on Nov. 30 and his presentation can be viewed below. Steves also is a host and writer of the popular public TV series “Rick Steves’ Europe.”

Steves’ work has led him to also be a best-selling author of 40 European travel books. Steves emphasizes the idea of travel as a “temporary local.” He helps American travelers connect much more authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.

One of his most recent books, “Travel as a Political Act,” emphasizes the incomparable experience of getting to know people by going to their home. Steves highlights lessons he’s absorbed in tolerance, cultural diversity and new outlooks, learning what it means to be both an American and a citizen of the world.

The presentation was sponsored by the award-winning Gonzaga University Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership, KSPS Public TV, Gonzaga’s Center for Global Engagement, and the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media.

Also, Gonzaga’s John Caputo and Heather Crandall sat down with Steves for a visit while he was at Gonzaga. Caputo created the Gonzaga Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies in 2004  and continues to teach in the program; Crandall chairs the program. To view Caputo’s and Crandall’s discussion with Steves, visit the  following link.

Steves’ presentation at Gonzaga Nov. 30 is below.

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  1. Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Rick makes traveling easy. His PBS shows are great and he looks like he really enjoys what he does.