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The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an interactive and engaging speaker series at CWU. Attendees of the free speaking event will have the opportunity to hear from CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share stories of their personal journeys to their current places in life.
On Thursday, March 3 attendees can join Dr. Lene Pedersen, a professor of Anthropology at CWU, in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit at 3 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Dr. Pedersen’s work as an anthropologist highlights the decentralized political systems emerging from the multi-level traditional systems. Though she’s a native of Denmark, she spent much of her childhood in East Africa and has conducted several years of research on the island of Bali, the smallest province of Indonesia. First joining CWU as an assistant professor in 2002, Pedersen has since become an associate professor, holding the position since 2007. She has published several articles pertaining to various topics within anthropology including art from New Guinea and decentralization in Indonesia. Pedersen is also the author of Ritual and World Change in a Balinese Princedom.