Helena Mayor, Liberian Refugee to Speak at UM Oct. 17

October 08, 2018

MISSOULA – Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins will present a lecture titled “Global Migration” at the University of Montana at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. Missoula Mayor John Engen will provide introductory remarks at the free and public event.

Collins is a former refugee who fled his native Liberia in 1994. He moved to Helena, became a U.S. citizen, served in the U.S. Navy Reserves and became a child protection specialist with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. He is also an adjunct professor at Helena College. In 2017, he was elected mayor of Helena.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the following UM programs and departments: Global Public Health, African-American Studies, International Development Studies, Political Science, the Franke Global Leadership Initiative and the Global Engagement Office.

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Contact: Peter Koehn, UM political science professor, 406-243- 5294, peter.koehn@mso.umt.edu.