MISSOULA – Two upcoming lectures at the University of Montana will discuss current hot-button issues in the Middle East.
The Central & Southwest Asian Studies Brown Bag Presentation Series will present the lectures with participation by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program. The series uses UM faculty and staff members to address current world events and topics.
The presentations will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Skaggs Building Room 117. Both events are free and open to the public.
- Wednesday, Sept. 16: “Refugee Crisis in the Middle East, Africa and Europe” with presentations by Shaima Khinjani, manager of academic programs at the Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program at UM; Marton Marko, associate professor of German in UM’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures; and Michel Valentin, professor in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures.
- Wednesday, Sept. 23: “Iran Nuclear Deal: Parsing the Pros and Cons” with presentations by Don Loranger and Owen Sirrs of the Defense Critical Language and Culture Program; and Mehrdad Kia of UM’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center and the Department of History.