Upcoming Lectures

Seating at Albuquerque Museum lectures is limited to 80. We encourage you to register in advance.

“Hanoi: Poised Between Ideology & Reality”  Monika Ghattas

Dr. Monika Ghattas, Ph.D
September 13, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a kaleidoscope of colors, cultures, and commotion. Dr. Monika Ghattas will take us on a tour this modern yet ancient city. +More Info

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Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: EU and South European Perspectives and Strategies  

Panayotis Tsakonas

Dr. Panayotis Tsakonas
September 15, 2015 (Tue) 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
French Provencal Dinner @ Chez Axel French Restaurant

What are the security repercussions of forced migration for both the EU and South European countries? Dr. Tsakonas will provide a detailed picture of the factors contributing to illegal migration in the broader Mediterranean region over the last decade. +More Info

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“El Gran Sueno: China and the Nicaragua Canal?”   Ken Carpenter

Dr. Ken Carpenter, UNM (Retired)
September 20, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

The government of Nicaragua recently signed a long-term lease agreement with a billionaire Chinese businessman to build a new interoceanic canal across southern Nicaragua to compete with the Panama Canal. Dr. Carpenter will examine all these possible consequences if the canal is eventually completed, as well as the challenges to U.S. commercial, geopolitical, and military interests if the Chinese government becomes involved in the project. +More Info

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