Beate and Joseph Gordon Interview
Beate Gordon was born on October 25th, 1924 in Vienna and grew up in Tokyo. Beate and Joseph Gordon both helped draft and translate the Allied-created Japanese constitution. At age 22, Beate Gordon, having grown up in Japan, was vital in the inclusion of women's rights in the constitution. She discusses how she came to be in such an important position and how she helped convince the Japanese officials about the importance of women's rights in the new constitution. Joseph Gordon talks about the e
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Emissaries of Peace
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program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field.
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