Five Years after the Arab Uprisings: Are Autocracy or Anarchy the Only Options?
Dr. Nathan Brown, George Washington University
September 30, 2016 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Brown will discuss the consequences of the 2011 Arab uprisings. Did the uprisings fail? Is there any hope for healthier and more democratic political systems in the Arab world? +More Info
Of Monuments and Kings at Tikal, Guatemala
Dr. Margaret Jackson, UNM
October 9, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History
Do monuments tell stories? This lecture introduces the relationship between kingship and monumental art at the site of Tikal, Guatemala. Tikal’s famous pyramids, stelae and acropolis allow us to consider what royal display, art and architecture may (or may not) tell us about Maya dynastic history. +More Info
25 Years Later: The Former Yugoslavia Revisited
Dr. Melissa Bokovoy, UNM
October 23, 2016 (Sun), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
What was Yugoslavia? Why did it collapse? Did it have to? Dr. Bokovoy will discuss the war of memories in light of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, EU ascension of Slovenia and Croatia, and the continuing search for identity among the peoples of ex-Yugoslavia. +More Info