Upcoming Lectures

Autonomous Vehicle Revolution: The Impact of Driverless Cars on Our Cities and Our Way of Life   

Dale Dekker, AICP, Principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
July 9, 2017 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History, Ventana Salon

“In the words of Yogi Berra, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” This insight certainly applies to the radical and revolutionary impact autonomous vehicles (a.k.a. driverless cars) will have on the way we live, work and play. What sort of impact can we expect in Albuquerque? What will our city look like and how can we begin to adapt to this “disruptive” technology? +More Info

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U.S. – Russian Relations: Is the Past Always the Prologue?  

Ambassador C. Paul Robinson
July 28, 2017 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Followed by AIA member reception with the speaker at a private residence.

After 1991, following the break-up of the USSR, the Russian Federation began to slip into the rear-view mirror of American foreign policy. But the Russians have crept back, — and are now front and center, nuclear-armed and assertive, pressing on Europe, the Middle East and Asia. If we want to avoid a return to a Cold War or, God forbid, a hot one, we will have to negotiate and our new President will have to strike some difficult deals. Getting to “Da” with the Russians has never been easy. What can past experience tell us? In his talk, Ambassador Robinson will not concentrate on the technical details of negotiations past. Instead, he will focus on the human side of the deal-making process. He will show how unique and completely unexpected events nearly derailed his negotiations and how —over time— mutual suspicions were overcome. +More Info

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