Upcoming Lectures

New Viruses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  Terry McNearney

Dr. Terry McNearney, M.D.
July 29, 2016 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Since the advent of fast, affordable air, train and car travel, infectious containment of emerging pandemics has become much more problematic for medical personnel, public health officials and governments. Emerging viruses will continue to be a threat as global travel encroaches on and expands to previously isolated tribes, animals and environments. This lecture will touch on what biomedical science is doing to prepare for and respond to this challenge and what world travelers can do to protect themselves here and abroad. +More Info

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Power and Architecture in the Middle East  Patricia Risso

Dr. Patricia Risso, UNM
August 14, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Islamic regimes in the Middle East used architecture to convey impressions of their wealth and power. This talk will look at the Umayyad Kingdom’s Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the Mamluk Sultanate’s Hasan Mosque in Cairo, the Ottoman Aya Sophia in Istanbul, and the Safavid Shah Mosque complex in Isfahan.  +More Info

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Saudi Arabia and the New Middle East Cold War   Toby Jones

Dr. Toby Jones, Rutgers University
August 28, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Saudi Arabia and Iran have emerged as the Middle East’s most powerful countries. Driven partly by mutual enmity and partly by suspicion, Riyadh and Tehran have increasingly sought to contain and confront one another on battlegrounds across the region, from Yemen to Syria. What drives Saudi Arabia’s fears about Iran? How is the kingdom pursuing its interests and at what cost? +More Info

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