Upcoming Lectures

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

Followed by AIA Member Reception with the speaker.

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

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NATO in the 21st Century   

Lt. General Frank Kisner
March 1, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

Followed by AIA Member Reception with the speaker.

The NATO Alliance’s first 40 years were focused on a defense of Western Europe from USSR attack, but following the events of the last decade of the 20th century there was much speculation on a change for NATO strategic guidance, and yet nearly two decades after the Fall of the Wall, and after NATO opened its membership to nations from the former Soviet Union, why does Russia maintain its top-of-the-list position as the principal antagonist? Frank Kisner will provide an overview on NATO, on what the Alliance is doing today, and share perspectives on how member nations have been influenced by the past, affected by the present, and what that might mean for future relations with Russia. +More Info

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What is Hinduism?   

V.M. (Nitant) Kenkre, UNM
March 10, 2019 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum (Auditorium)
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Dr. Kenkre will discuss aspects of Hinduism including its scriptures such as the Bhagwad Geeta, considered a central representative of Hindu philosophical thought, and also Patanjali’s Yogasutras, associated often with the practice of Yoga. He will describe some of the varied religious practices of the Hindus including Yadnya and Pooja, and touch upon the origin and aspects of a few customs puzzling to outsiders, for instance the notorious caste system. +More Info

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