Upcoming Lectures

“The Traveling Tea Leaf: A Global Journey”  Robin Scala

Robin Scala, The Fragrant Leaf
March 8 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

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Since its discovery over 2,500 years ago in China, tea has influenced cultures and societies around the world. Explore the adventurous journey of tea – from its origins in China to its spread to Japan, Tibet and onward to the West. Learn how the tea leaf changed cultures, empires, economies and the daily lives of people. +More Info

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“Japan: Grand Strategy & The Future of East Asia”   Richard Samuels

Dr. Richard Samuels, MIT
March 20, 2015 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

For the past sixty years, the U.S. government has assumed that Japan’s security policies would reinforce American interests in Asia. The political and military profile of Asia is changing rapidly, however. Professor Samuels will explore how changes in the regional security environment have intersected with changes in domestic Japanese politics to shape Japan’s grand strategic choices. +More Info

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“Russian Leaders: From Gorbachev to Putin”  Marina Oborotova

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
April 12, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

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Russia is in the news again, and will stay there for as long as we can see. We need to look at the country again trying to understand its political trajectory from 1985 to 2015. Oborotova will tell the story of Russia’s evolution focusing on three recent Russian leaders – Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. +More Info

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