Upcoming Lectures

Ethics and Espionage: A Marriage Made in Heaven or Mutually Exclusive? – Panel Discussion  

Dr. Stephen Slick, University of Texas and Douglas Wise, retired senior CIA operations officer
February 25, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

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Can a profession where lying, cheating, stealing, manipulating, exploiting and deceiving have boundaries beyond which a moral intelligence officer cannot cross? Should our intelligence agencies be uninhibited in their actions to defend the Nation or should there be standards reflective of our core values as a Nation which the officers of our intelligence agencies must uphold? Get some answers to these and other questions on the profession and business of espionage when two former senior CIA operations officers discuss these and other issues. +More Info

Russian Literature: The Best Novel of the 20th Century? Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita  Marina Oborotova

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
March 11, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Have you ever heard about Mikhail Bulgakov and his Master and Margarita? Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires. But why don’t we know much about it? And if it is one of the best, why did the Nobel Prize for literature go to Pasternak and Zhivago, and not to Bulgakov and The Master and Margarita, as many of the Russians believe it should have? Who was Mikhail Bulgakov and what was his place in the pantheon of Russian writers of the 20th century? +More Info

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Donald Trump and the Jacksonian Tradition in Foreign Affairs   

Dr. Daniel Feller, University of Tennessee
March 18, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Donald Trump claims Andrew Jackson as his presidential model, and many of his critics agree.  In this talk Daniel Feller, the editor of the Andrew Jackson Papers and one of the nation’s leading experts on our seventh president, will explore the realities of Jackson’s diplomacy, the origins and meaning of the “Jacksonian” label in current public affairs, and the uses and abuses of historical precedent. +More Info

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