Please join us for the Global Kitchen Lecture Series on Tuesday, Mar. 6 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

The Global Kitchen Lecture Series is back. Travel just about anywhere on Earth, and you are likely to encounter sweets with local variations. So travel with us as we journey this semester around the world through candies and chocolates.

Come learn about the particular regional ingredients used and taste samples of candies and chocolates from South Africa, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland. Israel, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada.

“Is Chocolate Good for Your Health or Bad?”

Haven’t we all wondered about that? Come learn about it from Professor Grozdena Yilmaz of the Department of Biology.

“The Sweat of Their Brow’: Sugar and Cocoa Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Do you know the real deal of how sugar and cocoa are produced? Come learn about it from Professor Kimball of the Department of History.

Professor Natalie Kimball teaches classes in Latin American and Caribbean history and in historical methods. Her research and writing centers on the history of gender, sexuality, and reproduction in 20th-Century Bolivia. Her current book project explores women’s experiences with unwanted pregnancy and abortion in the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto between the early 1950s and 2010. The book is titled An Open Secret: The History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Modern Bolivia and is under contract with Rutgers University Press.

Professor Grozdena Yilmaz is a full-time facultymember in the Department of Biology, a licensed physician assistant, and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has more than 15 years of experience in the medical education, scientific research, and clinical practice in both hospital and academic settings, regularly serving as a health consultant to patients and medical providers. She is often a presenter in medical conferences and symposia on variety of nutrition-related topics.

Every participant will receive a treat bag with samples of the candies and chocolates.

This PG CLUE event is co-sponsored by Modern Languages Media Center, the Center for Global Engagement, and the CSI Chapter Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. The event is funded through the Campus Activities Board using Student Tech  Activity  Fees.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Engagement in Building 2A, Room 206, 718.982.2100, or visit