UM Mansfield Center Launches Fall 2015 Lecture Series

September 01, 2015

MISSOULA – The Mansfield Center at the University of Montana has announced its Fall 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series for the community. The lectures reflect the center’s mission to promote an understanding of Asia, public affairs and ethics.

All sessions will be held from 12:10 to 1 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15: “Transboundary Perspectives on Climate Change and Collaboration,” with visiting Fellows participating in the White House Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Environmental Issues, University Center Room 330/331.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30: “Deep in the Delta: Studying Climate Change in Vietnam,” with UM environmental studies Associate Professor Dan Spencer, Mansfield Center Conference Room.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14: “Collaborative Responses to Sexual Exploitation in our State,” with Katharina Werner, YWCA Pathways program manager, and Guy Baker, Missoula Police Department detective and FBI Safe Streets Task Force, University Center Room 331/332.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28: “The Enigma of Deng Xiaoping: Avatar of Reform or Butcher of Beijing?” with Steve Levine, UM Department of History research faculty associate and collaborator with primary author Alexander V. Pantsov on “Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life” (Oxford University Press, 2015), University Center Room 336.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: “Peaceful Islam, or, Much Ado About ISIS,” with Abdelilah Bouasria, Arabic lead instructor at UM’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program, University Center Room 326/327.

For more information and extended session descriptions, visit or call 406-243-2988.


Contact: Caitlin Sager, administrative assistant, UM Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, 406-243-2965,