Upcoming Lectures

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power  Howard French

Howard French, Columbia University
April 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

Howard French, a legendary reporter for the New York Times who worked as bureau chief for China in Shanghai, will examine the relationship of China’s historical identity, one of dynastic glory, to its current actions in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal in order to help us learn to anticipate just what kind of global power China stands to become–and to interact wisely with a future peer. +More Info

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Russia: 100 Years Later   

Dr. Richard Robbins, UNM & Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS/AIA
May 5, 2017 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

The Russian Revolution, begun one hundred years ago, cast a long shadow across the twentieth century. Although the attempt to “build communism” ended in failure, the impacts of this “Great Experiment” are felt today and will continue to influence events in the years to come. Why did the Revolution occur? What is the Revolution’s legacy for the world? Can Russia ever emerge from under the rubble of the Soviet regime? And what of the future? Will Vladimir Putin make Russia great again? These are some of the questions that Richard Robbins and Marina Oborotova will ask and attempt to answer in their joint presentation. +More Info

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The Unbearable Heaviness of Antiquity: Museum Architecture in Modern Greece   

Dr. Eleni Bastéa, UNM
May 14, 2017 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

In this illustrated lecture, we will visit some of the country’s best museums, ranging from large and famous, like the Acropolis Museum, to lesser known ones, like the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki and the Palace of the Grand Master on the island of Rhodes. Together, we will visit the buildings that house these museums and consider how the exhibit designs bring the past to life. +More Info

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