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2023 Lecture Archive
Emerging Infectious Diseases and the International Public Health Response Dr. David Mills, former Director of the Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health and Past President of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Thursday,...
An Introduction to Dictators and the Disappeared: Democracy Lost and Restored Leslie Kim, Co-curator of the Albuquerque Museum’s “Dictators and the Disappeared” exhibit and former History Curator at the museum Thursday, October 12th, 2023 - 4:00 p.m.Botts Hall,...
The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Treasures from Olmec to Aztec Diana K. McDonald, PhD Thursday, September 14th, 2023 - 4:00 p.m.Botts Hall, Albuquerque Special Collections Library423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Central & Edith) The...
Necip Orhan Executive Director, Raindrop Foundation Turkish Cultural Center & Regional Coordinator, Dialogue Institute of the Southwest Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 3:00 p.m.(Note different time from our regular lectures)Botts Hall, Albuquerque Special Collections...
Mark L. Asquino U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) and President, Global Santa Fe Thursday, May 18th, 2023 4:00 p.m.Botts Hall, Albuquerque Special Collections Library423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Central & Edith) April 8, 2023Story by Phill Casaus, Santa Fe New...
2024 Lecture Series
Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and What to Make of France’s and China’s Competing Roles in Africa in the 21st Century
Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2024 – Dr. Stephen Bishop will discuss France’s postcolonial attempts to maintain economic, political, and even military influence across much of its former African colonial empire, how that influence has waned in recent decades, and the role China has played both in hastening France’s diminished influence and in establishing its own ascendant influence across the continent.
February 15th, Ann Harris Davidson, health researcher, lecturer, university and government administrator, and former resident of France’s southwest corner that includes the French part of Catalonia.
March 14th, Jerry Pacheco, Albuquerque Journal columnist, Director of the International Business Accelerator, and promoter of international trade, especially with Mexico.
April 18th, Felicia Mancini, Doctors Without Borders aid worker and midwife activity manager in Ukraine, Myanmar, and South Sudan.
May 23rd, Jennifer Moore, Professor, UNM Law School and researcher on women’s restorative justice in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
June 20th, Martha Heard, retired Albuquerque Public Schools Spanish teacher and author of Salir del Silencio: Voces de Càlig 1900-1938.
Past 2023 Events
Thursday, November 16, 4:00 pm – Dr. David Mills, former Director of the Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health and Past President of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
Thursday, October 12th – 4:00 p.m. – Leslie Kim, former History Curator at the Albuquerque Museum and Co-Curator of the museum’s “Dictators and Disappeared” exhibit which examine the dictatorial regimes in South America of the late 20th century.
Thursday, September 14th – 4:00 p.m. – Dr. Diana K. McDonald, Art Historian, Curator, Lecturer, President of Harvard Club of New Mexico.
June 22nd – 3pm – The Albuquerque International Association is pleased to present a lecture by Necip Orhan titled Impacts of the Recent Turkish Presidential Election on Turkey and the World. After an unprecedented presidential runoff election, Recep Erdoğan has extended his two decades in power in Turkey. Mr. Orhan will look at the effect this outcome will have within the country and around the world, particularly with respect to its role in NATO, where it has currently been delaying Sweden’s entry into the alliance.
Thursday, May 18th at 4pm – Mark L. Asquino, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) and President, Global Santa Fe, will be speaking about his book “Spanish Connections: My Diplomatic Journey from Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea.” The book is a memoir about his diplomatic journey to Equatorial Guinea, a small Spanish-speaking country in West Africa. In his talk, he will discuss the many stops along the way that finally led to serving as U.S. Ambassador to Spain’s only former colony in sub-Saharan Africa. His assignment to Equatorial Guinea was the last piece needed to complete a full circle in a professional life that began in Franco’s Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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.