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Global & Area Studies|Undergraduate International Studies Foreign Language Grant

Scholars Lecture Series

The International Studies Scholars Lectures Series, funded in large part by the Title VI Department of Education grant, promotes discussion among Wyoming citizens of important global issues by bringing renown speakers to the UW campus and the seven Wyoming community colleges.

Fall 2012

Understanding the China - U.S. Challenge: Globalization, Economic Development, and a Future of Shared Dependence
Oct. 17, University of Wyoming; Oct 17, Western Wyoming College; Oct 18, Casper College; Nov 12, Eastern Wyoming College; Nov 13, Laramie County Community College

Haiti and Post-Disaster Reconstruction - Lessons for Development Work and NGOs
Mr. Dieudonne Mayambi Khula, Director of Pure Water for the World, Haiti
- Nov. 16, University of Wyoming

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the European Union and the Eurozone
Dr. Emek Ucarer, Bucknell University
- Oct. 8, University of Wyoming; Oct. 9, Casper College; Oct. 10, Sheridan College

The State-Building Story in Afghanistan - An Insider's View on Prospects and Challenges Daoud Yaqub, Durham University - Oct. 10, Northwest College; Oct. 12, University of Wyoming

Panel Discussion with Dr. Stephen Krasner, Dr. Tanja Borzel, Dr. Thomas Risse and Dr. Jean Garrison

Sept 11, University of Wyoming; Sept. 12, Buffalo Bill Historic Center (Cody, WY); Sept. 13, Center for the Arts (Jackson Hole, WY)

Spring 2012

The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia - Feb 27 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, 5 pm in CR 310; Mar 6 - LCCC, Cheyenne, at 6 pm in ARP 128; Mar 8 - Easter Wyoming College, Torrington, at 7 pm in Fine Arts Auditorium; Mar 19 - Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, at 7 pm in Room 2005; Mar 20 - Central Wyoming College, Riverton, at 3:30 pm in Wind River Room; Mar 22 - Northwest College, Powell, at 4 pm in Fagerberg Room

Crisis in the Eurozone - Problems and Prospects - Mar 5 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, at 5 pm in CR 302

Citizen Action and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process - Apr 10 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, 5 pm in CR 310

Fall 2011

Assessing Afghanistan in 2011: Opportunities and Challenges Ten Years after 9/11 - Sept 28 - Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, 7:00 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium; Sept 29 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, 4:10 p.m. Education Auditorium; Sept 30 - Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, 6:00 p.m. ARP 128

Populism and Democracy in Latin America: Regional Trends and Challenges - Sept 28 - Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, 7:00 p.m. Room 1302

Understanding the China-U.S. Challenge: Globalization, Economic Development, and a Future of Shared Dependence - Oct 10 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, 4:10 p.m. Wyoming Union Family Room; Oct 21 - Central Wyoming College, Riverton, 4:00 p.m. Student Center 104; Oct 24 - Northwest College, Powell, 4:00 p.m. Fagerberg 70

Guns, Gorillas and Laptops: How We All Are Unwittingly Connected - Nov 15 - Casper College, Casper, 7:00 p.m. Wheeler Auditorium, Physical Sciences 103; Nov 16 - Sheridan College. Sheridan, 6:30 p.m. CTEL (W136); Nov 17 - Gillette College, Gillette, 6:00 p.m. Presentation Theater

Spring 2011

Aborginal World - Wardaman Dreaming

Fall 2010

Understanding Consequences and Opportunities of Rapid Social Change Inside China - Oct 11, Sheridan College; Oct 12, Casper College

The Rise of Iran and the Modern Middle East - Implications for the U.S. and the World, Dr. Sean Anderson - Oct 19, Northwest College; Oct 20, Central Wyoming College; Oct 21, Western Wyoming College.

Never Again Must Mean Never - Genocide Prevention and Action, Dr. Ellen Kennedy - Nov 8, University of Wyoming; Nov 9, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne; Nov 10, Eastern Wyoming College.

Spring 2010

Guns, Gorillas, and Laptops: How We All Are Unwittingly Connected, Mark Jenkins, National Geographic Global Correspondent - Feb 26, Central Wyoming College; Mar 1, Northwest College; Mar 2, Western Wyoming College

American Foreign Policy in the Obama Age: Emerging Threats, Ongoing Challenges, and New Opportunities - Mar 12, Sheridan College; Mar 16, Casper College

Assessing the Scope of the International Financial Crisis and Growing Government Debt: Shared Challenges Facing the US, EU, and East Asia, Tom Byrne, Senior Vice President with Moody's (Singapore) - Apr 19, Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne); Apr 20, University of Wyoming

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Assessing Afghanistan in 2011: Opportunities and Challenges Ten Years after 9/11 - Fall 2011

Thomas E. Gouttierre speaks, reads, and writes Afghan Persian (Dari), Iranian Persian (Farsi), and Tajikistani Persian; he has also studied Arabic, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. His publications include numerous articles about Afghanistan society, culture, and politics; a co-authored, two-volume language textbook, Dari for Foreigners; a co-authored Bibliography of Persian Works in English; original Dari poetry; and a variety of magazine and newspaper articles on other international topics. As Dean and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies he has received grants which have assisted Afghans to deliver education to over 130,000 Afghan children in refugee camps in Pakistan and 1,300 sites inside war-torn Afghanistan, the Center has trained teachers and printed the textbooks needed by the Afghans to reopen their schools, and the Center assisted the Department of State to re-start the U.S. Fulbright Program in Afghanistan in 1993-94. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from the University of the City of Manila in the Philippines, from the Technological University of Tajikistan, Seton Hill University, and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of International Relations from his undergraduate alma mater, Bowling Green State University.

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