Mansfield Center Launches Fall 2016 Lecture Series

September 01, 2016

MISSOULA – The Mansfield Center at the University of Montana has announced its Fall 2016 Brown Bag Lecture Series for the community. The lectures reflect the center’s mission to promote an understanding of Asia, public affairs and ethics. Lectures include perspectives on climate change, Asian politics and international opportunities for students.

All sessions will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 13: University Center 326-327: “Crossing Borders: A Global Perspective on Climate Change and Collaboration” with Asian Fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Environmental Issues. Moderated by UM Environmental Studies graduate and adjunct faculty member Peter McDonough. A special offering of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28: University Center 332-333: “JET to Japan! – Working in Japan with the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program” with Chelsea Robinson, JET program coordinator for the consulate-general of Japan in Seattle.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: University Center 333:  “Climate and Culture Deep in the Mekong Delta” with Nicky Phear, program director, UM Climate Change Studies Program.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: Liberal Arts 103B: “Cross-Cultural Comparisons of NGO Best Practices – Southeast Asia to Montana” with Asian Fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program. A special offering of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: University Center 330-331: “China’s Water Crisis” with Owen Sirrs, adjunct professor of culture and regional studies with the Mansfield Defense Critical Language and Culture Program.
  • Thursday, Dec. 1: University Center 326-327: “Controlling Uyghur Bodies: the New Colonial Project in Chinese Central Asia” with Eric Schluessel, UM assistant professor of history and political science.

For more information and extended session descriptions, visit http://umt.edu/mansfield/events/brownbaglectures or call 406-243-2988.

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Contact: Caitlin Sager, administrative assistant, UM Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, 406-243-2965, caitlin.sager@mso.umt.edu.