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International CMC Student Panel

The Athenaeum is proud to announce its second International Student Panel of the year. We have with us three international students who represent a broad array of experiences from three distinct geographic areas.

Constantinos Koshis is a freshman government/ philosophy major and a native of Nicosia, Cyprus. He has lived in Cyprus most of his life, in Greece for one year after the Turkish invasion in 1975, and has studied in France and Switzerland. Before coming to CMC, Constantinos was a second lieutenant in the Cyprus Army from 1987 to 1989. Constantinos will discuss Cyprus' recent history, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and the impact the invasion has had on his country.

Mahntie Reeves is a junior originally from Liberia. He was born and raised in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, until age eleven, when he moved with his family to San Diego. Mahntie will discuss the historical relationship between Liberia and the United States, Liberia's recent political upheavals, and the impact U.S. policy has had on Liberia.

Carlos Westerman is a freshman originally from Mexico. He lived in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, until the age of sixteen, when he began his studies in the United States. Before coming to CMC, Carlos went to high school in Newport, Rhode Island. Carios will discuss the differences between Mexican and American culture and will attempt to break some of the stereotypes Americans have of Mexicans.

Each student will speak for about 15 minutes, with a question-and-answer period to follow. A 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner will precede the 7:00 discussion. Please join us for the opportunity to learn about the different backgrounds of fellow CMC students by returning the enclosed reservation coupon.