The Global Counterterrorism Fight Since 2017

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

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Britain Before, During and After Brexit

Britain Before, During and After Brexit

Jason Karaian, Global Finance Editor, Quartz
October 4, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

A business journalist’s view of the run-up to the Brexit referendum, the uncertain aftermath following the vote, the convoluted divorce negotiations before the UK’s official exit, and the uncertain transition period to a new relationship with the bloc it belonged to for more than 40 years. Has the promise of the “Leavers” been fulfilled? Have the warnings of the “Remainers” been realized? What lies ahead for the British economy, its trade relationships, geopolitical status, and much else besides? +More Info

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Warsaw: Phoenix of the East

Warsaw: Phoenix of the East

Diana McDonald, Ph.D.
October 13, 2019 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is in the very heart of Europe, and was the crossroads and battleground for the tug of power on the continent. The city itself, was lauded as one of the most beautiful in the past. Beautiful castles, lakes and notable architecture constituted the city when the Nazis invaded the country in 1939. By 1944, after a lengthy siege and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the city had been utterly destroyed – over 85% of its buildings were ruined. Despite this devastation, the city was rebuilt, and the castles and Old Town area completely reconstructed in an extraordinary feat. Dr. McDonald will take us on a virtual tour of Warsaw’s past and present. +More Info

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China: Environmental Crises, History and Lessons for an Anxious World

China: Environmental Crises, History and Lessons for an Anxious World

Robert B. Marks, Ph.D., Whittier College
November 1, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson Blvd. NE

Dr. Marks will highlight the urgent environmental challenges facing China and explore these issues – and others too – within the context of China’s very long-term history of relationships between people and nature. He will then present some lessons for how other nations can think about their own environmental challenges, in order to prepare for the way for the best possible policy responses. +More Info

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Budapest: The Jewel on the Danube

Steve Borbas and Anna Powless, UNM
November 10, 2019 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Join us as Anna Powells and Steve Borbas regale with the many fascinating facts and stories to tell about the city of Budapest and Hungarian music, poetry, food, art, ruin pubs, the uniqueness of the Hungarian language, architecture and sparkling nightlife, even a bit of history – all the reasons why the rest of Europe calls Budapest THE WONDERFUL. +More Info

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