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2022 Lecture Archive

The Ancient Silk Road Cities of Uzbekistan: Samarkand & Bukhara

Rebecca Black, former acting USAID Mission Director in Tashkentand Videographer Greg Polk Friday, October 21st, 2022  4:00 p.m.Botts Hall, Albuquerque Special Collections Library423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Central & Edith) Please join Rebecca Black,...

2023 Lecture Series


The Role of Provincial Dress in Shaping National and Local Politics in Scandinavia

Thursday, March 23 at 4 pm – The Albuquerque International Association is pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Carrie Hertz on the current exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art entitled “Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia”.  Dr. Hertz will discuss her research as curator of the exhibit and author of the book of the same name.

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Ireland and Brexit

April 27th at 2pm – The Albuquerque International Association is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Caleb Richardson that will address the implications of Brexit for Ireland—on both sides of the border.  After the Brexit referendum in 2016, the complexities of untangling the UK from the European Union became clear. Negotiators spent years haggling over debt, trade agreements, legal jurisdiction, and everything up to and including the color of passports. But few anticipated how difficult it would be to sort out the details concerning the one part of the British Isles that now shared a land border with Europe: the island of Ireland.

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Past 2023 Events

The Use of Solar Energy Technologies to Combat Malaria in Ghana

February 16th at 4pm – Marlene Brown will discuss her work using solar energy technologies in Ghana to combat the common and devastating disease of malaria. The presentation focuses on the evolution of the Boko Bed Net System, the result of analyzing a serious problem, understanding the environment and limited local resources, and then finding the right technologies and partners to design and implement a simple and elegant solution.

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The Harvard Art Museums: From Antiquity to Impressionism and Beyond

January 26th at 4pm – Diana K. McDonald, PhD. will take a look at some of the highlights of the Harvard Art Museum collections, and also provide a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective on the recent massive renovation and reinstallation of this storied collection. The current building, a renovation of the Fogg Museums, designed by Renzo Piano, is a jewel box which allows the serene viewing of extraordinary art, and houses a conservation lab, research center, and teaching facilities that are unparalleled in the university world.

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Stay tuned for more upcoming events!