Our next Breakfast speaker for June is Dr. Hugh Shapiro.

1. We are very fortunate to have as our guest speaker an academician who spends considerable time both living and traveling through and studying the culture of China. Dr. Shapiro began learning the language and culture of China while growing up in Minneapolis. He has participated in the Smithsonian Journeys Program as a distinguished lecturer and guide. His undergraduate and Masters degree were earned at Stanford and his PhD was earned at Harvard in History and East Asian languages. He has taught at educational facilities in Taipei, Kyoto, and Shanghai as well as Princeton University. He received the Li-Qing Prize for the History of Chinese Science and won that University’s highest teaching award. His specialities include healthcare, politics, culture and geopolitical policy. Presently, he is Associate Professor of Asian History in the History Department of UNR.

Dr. Shapiro will focus on China’s current strategic thinking towards its 14 neighboring countries, including Russia and North Korea, and the realities surrounding these complex relationships.

As usual, an RSVP is essential and can be made at: SinaiReno.org/Mens-Club

2. We will be ending our programs for this fiscal year with this Breakfast. Without nominations for Officers for next year, we will be forced into a reluctant hiatus. Bear in mind that our present pattern of Breakfast speakers can (perhaps should) change under new leadership. Perhaps we can consider more spirituality, more baseball, more cow bell, more hiking/skiing, more single malt, better food, more wine and music, more railroads, more health issues, more collaboration with our Sisterhood? This will be up to our new leaders and membership.

Steve Myerson, President
Temple Sinai Men’s Club