Upcoming Lectures

Afghanistan After 9/11   

Douglas Wise, Senior Intelligence Officer
April 5, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson NE

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on September 11th, 2001, the Nation came together and mounted a response which took the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan. CIA was tasked with developing, leading, and coordinating an operation against al-Qaiida. This is the story of one of those teams; a team deployed to the far eastern side of Afghanistan in an isolated camp near Asadabad along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Eighteen years later, US troops are still in Afghanistan. What’s happening? What are the prospects for the future? +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by March 29.

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Beirut: Gateway to the Middle East   Monika Ghattas

Monika Ghattas, Ph.D.
April 14, 2019 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Dr. Ghattas will take us on a virtual tour of Beirut, a city that is a polyglot mixture of East and West—in languages, food, and in many cultural nuances.  She will focus on the city’s reputation as the gateway to the Middle East. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by April 7.

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