Upcoming Lectures

Africa Rising: Diversity, Development & Diplomacy 

Robert K. Hitchcock, Ph.D., UNM
August 23, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson NE

Africa, a continent of 54 countries, 3,600 ethnic groups, and over 7,700 languages, is ‘the cradle of humankind,’ the place where humans originated. It is the continent with the highest rates of urbanization and population growth and is a world leader in strategies for dealing with climate change. Sometimes seen as a continent in decline, Africa today is experiencing a significant renaissance – in diplomacy, the use of digital technologies and sustainable development. Dr. Hitchcock will address lessons from Africa including the unique ways that are being used to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (SDGs). +More Info

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Golden Prague: From the Middle Ages to Today 

Pavlina Peskova Kalm, UNM
September 8, 2019 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Prague is a historical jewel that offers a rich architectural heritage with many centuries of historic buildings, bridges, and parks. Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is also the cultural and economic heart of the Czech Republic and, because of its geographic location, of Europe as well. Dr. Peskova will discuss some of the key historical moments that have made Prague such a fascinating city, both culturally and historically. She will also share some fun facts about Prague. +More Info

20% “Early Bird” Discount: Purchase tickets by September 1.

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The Global Counterterrorism Fight Since 2017 

Col. Christopher Costa, International Spy Museum
September 27, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

The Trump administration quietly undertook a range of counterterrorism efforts during its first year, allowing President Trump to rightfully claim at the State of the Union address in January 2018 that, under his administration, ISIS suffered substantial territorial loss to its physical caliphate. But, that’s not enough. Christopher Costa will update the terrorism challenge in light of policy choices, a new National Counterterrorism Strategy and international pressure on terrorist actors. +More Info

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

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