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2021 Lecture Archive

Sleepwalking Toward the Nuclear Precipice 

October 8, 3:00pm by Dr. Ernest J. Moniz CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative, former Secretary of Energy who negotiated the Iran agreement. He will discuss evolving nuclear threats and elaborate on his collaborative work with...

India/Pakistan Nuclear Issues

October 1, 3:00 pm by Vipin Narang, MIT Online broadcast Tickets MIT Professor Vipin Narang, a leading US expert on the subject, will discuss the evolution of India and Pakistan’s security competition since they became nuclear weapons powers in 1998 and the...

The Metropolitan Museum; Behind the Scenes

August 12, 5:30 pm – by Diana McDonald, Ph.D., Boston College Location: Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 7521 Carmel Ave NE Wyoming & Carmel, N of Paseo Community Event - Tickets Online - $12; at the venue - $15. Tickets Seating is limited. We encourage you...

2021 Lecture Series


Treasures of Peru: A Look at some Extraordinary Museums

Treasures of Peru: A Look at some Extraordinary Museums

October 28,  by Diana McDonald, Ph.D., Boston College – Peru has some of the greatest art and archaeological sites of the Western Hemisphere. With art-making cultures that stretch back thousands of years before the Inca, there are treasures – including gold and silver artifacts, colorful pottery, sculpture, and truly amazing textiles – that were found in almost every bit of land. We will take you on a tour of some of these cultures’ greatest works – collected in some of the most overlooked museums in Lima, as well as Santiago, Chile.

Vijayanagara, South India: Archaeology and History

Vijayanagara, South India: Archaeology and History

November 4, by Carla Sinopoli, Ph.D., – Founded in the early 1300s, the imperial capital of Vijayanagara ruled over vast territories and populations for more than 200 years.  Then, in 1565, the city — one of the largest in the world — was abandoned.  In this talk, Carla Sinopoli, draws on more than three decades of archaeological research at Vijayanagara to trace the story of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vijayanagara and the empire it ruled.

Is It OK to Criticize the American President? 

Is It OK to Criticize the American President? 

November 12, 3:00 pm – by David Weiss, PhD
Chair, Department of Communications & Journalism, UNM. – During 2020, criticism of the U.S. government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis ran rampant in the media – but not only the American media. Critiques of the Trump Administration’s response to the pandemic filled the pages of leading news outlets around the world, including in those Western European countries with the largest populations and, historically, the strongest ties with America: the U.K., France, and Germany. 

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