The great food and fascinating contrasts of Mexico were on display Tuesday, April 2, when Associate Prof. Lucy Arendt headlined the latest UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event.
Arendt’s address, “Mexico: The Land of Contrasts,” explored the history, culture and contrasts of our neighbor to the south during her address. Guests dined on a variety of authentic Mexican dishes, from entrée to dessert.
“What do you think of when you think of Mexico?” Arendt said, offering a preview of her talk. “Do you think of beautiful tourist destinations, like Cancun or the Riviera Maya? Or, do you think of the violence associated with the drug trade? Did you know that the world’s wealthiest man, Carlos Slim Helu, is from Mexico? Or that nearly half the Mexican population lives in poverty? And, that despite the high number of Mexicans living in poverty, Mexico ranks in the top 12 percent of the world’s happiest countries?”
Arendt, an associate professor of Management and the director of UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, has traveled to Mexico numerous times and leads a travel abroad course to Cuernavaca, Mexico, each January. Her address was the latest in the series since UW-Green Bay’s Division of Outreach and Adult Access revived it in 2011. The next Dinner Lecture Series event, featuring Prof. Greg Aldrete and the cuisine of ancient Rome, will be held Tuesday, June 11. Click here for more info.