Upcoming Lectures

Taxes Around the World  

T.R. Reid, Award-winning Journalist
January 25, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium (2nd Floor)
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

Do Americans pay more tax or less than citizens of other rich democracies? (Answer: far less). Could our tax system be fairer? Could it be simpler? (Answers: Yes, and Yes). Reid will take us on a world tour of tax systems and the efforts to reform them and will show how the design of a tax system can enhance rather than hobble economies. Doing our taxes will never be America’s favorite pastime, but Reid will give us useful ideas as we cope with the tax reform changes. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by January 18.

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Architecture of India   

Sanjay Kadu & Sajini Badrinarayan, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
February 10, 2019 (Sun), 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum (Ventana Salon)
2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Two brilliant Indian-American architects will give you a splendid introduction to the Indo-Saracenic Architecture style of the great Mysore Palace, Dravidian architecture in south India, and the Indo-Portuguese architecture with Mughal influence adorning Goa’s landscape. They will also provide insight into the principles that guided ancient temple designs and its influence on Indian Architecture. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by February 3.

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China’s Great Gamble: Can China’s Government Create a Technological Superpower?   

Barry Naughton, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
February 22, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

Over the past several years, China’s government has launched an unprecedented effort to steer its economy through a new technological revolution and create a vast new infrastructure network knitting together China and its Asian neighbors.  Less widely noticed, China’s leaders are attempting to achieve this through an entirely new model of a “government-steered market economy.”  China’s efforts create new sources of risk and have already led to intensified friction with the United States.  Professor Naughton will describe and discuss what we know right now about the bigger picture, the likely balance of success and failure, and what is at stake. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by February 15.

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