Upcoming Lectures

Breaking Carbon’s Grip: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future for the U.S., New Mexico and the World 

Melanie Kenderdine, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
February 21, 2020 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

Continents are on fire.  Glaciers are melting. The impact of mankind’s “carbon footprint” is driving climate change with growing and increasingly dire consequences.  Deep decarbonization by mid-century is essential but two thirds of the countries that signed on to the Paris Agreement are not meeting their targets.  Also, clean energy technologies to enable a low carbon future will use significantly higher amounts of metals and minerals than conventional energy sources; many of these resources are not found in the US, raising a range of new energy security concerns for the planet’s survival.  Melanie Kenderdine’s talk will help us better grasp the problem and consider possible solutions.   +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by February 14.

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Women Fashion Designers and the Birth of Modern Dress 

Cassidy Zachary, UNM
March 8, 2020 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM School of Architecture, George Pearl Hall Auditorium

Lady Lucile Duff Gordon is perhaps most famous for surviving the Titanic, but she was also responsible for revolutionizing fashion at the dawn of the 20th century, one of a handful of pioneering fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet, Jeanne Lanvin and Jeanne Paquin who designed corset-optional clothing for the modern woman. Join us as fashion historian Cassidy Zachary chronicles this era of fashion modernization, a time when women designers redefined the shape of fashion and women redefined themselves. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by February 23.

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Russian History’s Turning Points: From the Vikings to Gorbachev 

Marina Oborotova, Ph.D.,  CFIS-AIA
March 13, 2020 (Fri), 12:00 – 2:00 p.m
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd NE

Riddle, mystery, enigma. The 1200 year history of Russia is a series of questions for which there have never been clear and definitive answers.  How could a state and nation arise in the inhospitable environment of the great Eurasian plain, exposed to the constant sweep of peoples, armies, and diverse cultures? Join Marina Oborotova on an exciting virtual sailing through 1200 years of Russian history; through the ups and downs, sharp turns, great victories and horrible defeats. The talk will be illustrated with images of famous Russian paintings, sculptures and architectural complexes. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by February 28.

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