Upcoming Lectures

Art, Culture and Conflict Resolution?!  

Rebecca Black, USAID senior foreign service officer (retired)
April 20, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

What do art and culture have to do with conflict resolution? As violence continues in the world, new solutions besides force are needed. Rebecca Black, a recently retired Senior Foreign Service Officer with USAID, the US government’s international development agency, will use her 25 years’ experience in development to highlight why and how art is emerging as an important mechanism in peacemaking. +More Info

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Pictures from the Exhibition: Brilliant Collection of Russian Art in Moscow   Marina Oborotova

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
May 1, 2018 (Tue) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Dr. Marina Oborotova will take you on a virtual tour of the Tretyakov Gallery – the best collection of Russian art in the world. She will present history of the collection, speak about the founder – Pavel Tretyakov, introduce you to the most prominent Russian painters and show the masterpieces of the gallery. +More Info

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National Security Threats and Opportunities: Why Friends and Allies Matter   David Shedd

David Shedd, National Defense Intelligence Agency
May 4, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd. NE

Followed by reception with the speaker at a private residence.

The complexity of our national security challenges continues to grow in a world that is multilateral. The threats we face are evolving at a rapid pace and America’s ability to get ahead of the rapidly changing international environment and how the U.S. responds matters not only in how we protect the homeland, but it matters to our friends and allies around the globe. In this talk, Mr. Shedd will discuss the importance of intelligence in addressing both the threats and opportunities for US national security. +More Info

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