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Online Lecture: Panama Canal — From Spanish Explorations to Modern Expansion

Program No. 24734RJ
Join us on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the Panama Canal.
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At a Glance

Explore the history of the Panama Canal, from the earliest Spanish expeditions to the French and American efforts to construct this engineering marvel. Discover why the French attempt failed, and learn about the remarkable achievements of the American engineers who finally completed the canal in 1914, deeming it 'a canal before its time.' Finally, learn about the more recent Panama Canal Expansion Project and discover how this monumental engineering feat has transformed global trade.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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