Swiss Adventurer to Speak at Texas Tech

The Vietnam Center and Archive hosts author and filmmaker in 2014 guest lecture series.

Karin Muller

Karin Muller

WHAT:           The Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series with Karin Muller

WHEN:           7 p.m. Thursday (April 3)

WHERE:         Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law, 18th Street and Hartford Avenue

EVENT:          Karin Muller is a Swiss-born author, filmmaker, photographer and adventurer. She is an expert lecturer on Japan for the National Geographic Society, has been featured on National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” and her writing appears in National Geographic and Traveler magazines.

Her first expedition took her to the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, which enabled her to produce a PBS television special, “Hitchhiking Vietnam,” and a companion book by Globe Pequot Press of the same name.

Her second expedition took her to the Inca Road, a four-thousand mile trek from Quito, Ecuador, to Santiago, Chile, resulting in a television series, “Along the Inca Road,” for National Geographic, as well as a book published by Adventure Press.

Muller hit the road again, this time to Japan, where she lived with a pre-Buddhist mountain ascetic cult, joined a samurai mounted archery team, and completed a 1,300 kilometer pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku. Her experiences during this journey were expressed in “Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa,” as both a documentary series and book.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: Amy Mondt, assistant archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5237, or amy.k.mondt@ttu.edu.