Changes in Health Care: How did a Private Practice in NM Become a National Leader?

Changes in Health Care: How did a Private Practice in NM Become a National Leader?

Dr. Barbara McAneny
November 2, 2014

Dr. McAneny will describe how a local Oncology practice became a nationally recognized leader in health care policy by describing the journey through the changes in health care that are affecting our country. She will explain the forces affecting health care, why it is so expensive and what changes New Mexico Cancer Center has made to provide improved care at a lower cost. She will also address the cost of international health care.

David Sklar

Health Care Systems in U.S. and Developed Countries: an Interesting Comparison

Dr. David Sklar M.D, University of New Mexico
October 5, 2014

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world even though the quality of care appears to be lower than in many developed countries. This lecture will discuss lessons we can learn from other countries to improve the health care provided in the U.S. and look at promising models currently under development in the U.S. We will consider access to health care, cost of health care and quality of health care and how these three important factors affect each other. We will then consider possible delivery system changes that could help to align cost, quality and access for a better future health care system.

Dale Alverson

A Brave New World: Telemedicine & eHealth – Transforming Systems of Care in New Mexico and the Global Community

Dr. Dale Alverson M.D, University of New Mexico
September 14, 2014

Access to appropriate healthcare services are major challenges in New Mexico and across the Nation. During this period of potential unprecedented healthcare transformation in the United States, there will be opportunities to provide improved healthcare for all citizens as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, so-called “Obamacare”, as well as address the “Triple Aims” needed to address achieving better health at a lower cost, in which Telemedicine and Health Information Technologies can play an important role.

Brian Kennedy

Global Aging: How Societies Adapt

Dr. Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
August 24, 2014

In the past five decades, individual life expectancy has increased by 15 years in almost every country in the world. Technology and preventive care have significantly improved global public health, but the resulting demographic shift brings new challenges. How are the public experts, scientists and business leaders approaching an aging society? Learn about the emerging trends of aging populations around the world.

Marina Oborotova

Russia & Ukraine: The Crises Continue

Dr. Marina Oborotova, AIA
July 27, 2014

Although it seems that the situation in Ukraine has stabilized a bit after the presidential election, the crises in and around that country are far from over. Dr. Marina Oborotova, President of CFIS-AIA, will give a special talk about the situation in Russia and Ukraine right after her return from Russia. She will give you the freshest news and an “insider” analysis about a crisis that is certain to continue for a long time. She will provide you with information that you will not see in the American media.

Martha Burk

Paths to Leadership in the 21st Century

Dr. Martha Burk, Ms. Magazine
May 2, 2014

The talk will explore the progress of women in the U.S. as compared to other countries, and factors that have allowed women in other parts of the world to reach a critical mass in leadership where American women have not.  She will also explore how American women can use their political and cultural experience to help women in emerging democracies succeed in taking leadership positions while avoiding some of the early mistakes that were made in the U.S.

Susan Tiano

Borderline Slavery: Mexico, the United States, and the Human Trade

Dr. Susan Tiano, University of New Mexico
April 16, 2014

Each year, thousands of people are trafficked within and across our borders to serve as sex slaves or un-free labor in U.S. homes, fields and factories. Many enter via our southern border with Mexico, after having been trafficked within or across Mexico from other parts of the Americas and beyond.

Seungsook Moon

Women Political Leaders in Asia: Are they Gender Game Changers?

Dr. Seungsook Moon, Vassar College
April 6, 2014

In recent decades Asian countries produced a handful of women presidents and women prime ministers. Most recently in 2012 South Korea elected Park Geun-hye to the presidency. These women leaders intrigue many people in the world because Asian societies are stereotypically known for persistent traditions of patriarchy and because national politics in general has been dominated by men. Drawing upon the current example of South Korea and other Asian countries, Dr. Seungsook Moon will examine how these women leaders can make a difference and often failed to do so and why.

Marina Oborotova

Crises in Ukraine: Freedom, Corruption and Geopolitics

Dr. Marina Oborotova, President, AIA
March 26, 2014

Confused about Ukraine? You are not alone. Even people historically, culturally and professionally connected to the country have trouble getting a clear picture.

Dr. Marina Oborotova , President of the Albuquerque International Association, will provide a needed update on evolving crises in Ukraine. She will put the situation in a broad historical context and in the light of recent, post-Soviet developments.

David Foster

Four Capitals of Brazil

Dr. David William Foster, Arizona State University
March 21, 2014

In reality, Brazil has only had three official capitals, each one relating to a distinct phase in its social and cultural history. Salvador de Bahia was the early Portuguese colonial capital. Rio de Janeiro became the capital of colonial Brazil during its most dynamic development in the 19th century, and it remained capital throughout its serving as seat of the Portuguese empire, as capital of the Brazilian empire, and as capital of the Republic of Brazil, until the mid-twentieth century.

Nina Simons

Re-Inventing Leadership: In Environment, Business and Civil Society

Nina Simons, CEO, Bioneers
February 21, 2014

From the political landscapes in Liberia, Iceland and Latin America to the ecological work of the Greenbelt Movement in Nigeria, diverse, grassroots women leaders are initiating many of the most profound movements globally. Simultaneously, women are advancing toward greater equity in the business sphere, from small, locally-owned businesses to the C-suites and boards of large corporations. Both in business and in social and environmental change work, might we need to redefine what kind of leadership is proving most effective in the 21st century? What might the emergence of women into greater leadership have in common with the re-invention of what kind of leadership is admired, aspired to, and deemed most effective?

Kathleen Holscher

Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and the American Imagination

Dr. Kathleen Holscher, University of New Mexico
February 9, 2014

This presentation will examine Pope Francis’s appeal across different sectors of American society. It will consider the particular resonance the pope’s words and actions have for a 21st century American public with diverse approaches to, and motivations for, imagining Catholicism.

David Foster

Dilma-Christina-Michelle. Of Presidential Chairs and Women: Recent Women Presidents in the Latin American Southern Cone

Dr. David William Foster, Arizona State University
January 26, 2014

Currently, the two largest Latin American nations, Brazil and Argentina, have women presidents, and Chile has just re-elected Michelle Batchelet to a second, noncontiguous term. How did these women come to power in Latin American countries traditionally considered to be “macho”? How do they govern? Is there a distinct “feminine style” different from that of male presidents? And what can we in the United States- learn from their experience?

Jorge Colon

Brazil: Urban Planning for the World Cup and Olympics

Jorge Colon, University of New Mexico
January 17, 2014

Rio is hot! And getting hotter! We are not talking about global warming either. In 2014 Rio will host the World Cup and in 2016 the Olympic Games. Rio is heating up for other reasons as well. As with all the great cities of the Global South, people are pouring in. How can their energy and their needs be accommodated? The convergence of the World Cup and the Olympics will put Brazil and Rio to the test.