Upcoming Lectures

“Russian Leaders: From Gorbachev to Putin”  Marina Oborotova

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
April 12, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Update: This lecture is SOLD OUT. Please email info@abqinternational.org to be added to wait list. AIA members will have priority on the wait list.

Russia is in the news again, and will stay there for as long as we can see. We need to look at the country again trying to understand its political trajectory from 1985 to 2015. Oborotova will tell the story of Russia’s evolution focusing on three recent Russian leaders – Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. +More Info

“North Korea: Witness to Transformation”   Stephan Haggard

Dr. Stephen Haggard, University of California – San Diego
April 19, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium

In his talk Stephan Haggard will outline a path-breaking new approach to North Korea, based on a large-scale and unprecedented refugee survey in China and South Korea. +More Info

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“South Korea: The Rise to Globalism”   Charles Armstrong

Dr. Charles Armstrong, Columbia University
May 3, 2015 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium

In less than half a century South Korea has been transformed from a war-ravaged dictatorship to a high-tech democracy and an important global force in technology, economy, culture and security. This transformation challenges many assumptions about how we have understood the phenomenon of globalization, especially the idea that globalization is a strictly Westernizing or Americanizing phenomenon. In some respects the world, Asia in particular, is becoming significantly “Koreanized.” +More Info

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