The International Studies Institute holds its ninth lecture series, "Youth and Revolutions," Nov. 7-14. The six days of lectures, set in Dane Smith Hall on the UNM campus, are free and open to the public.

Christine Sauer, ISI director, said, "We're excited about the variety of disciplines – Africana studies, anthropology, communication, engineering, history, philosophy, languages, strategy and policy and breadth of area expertise – Middle East, Africa, Western and Central Europe – that our distinguished speakers represent. The lecture series is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting an intellectual climate for all those interested in global issues and interdisciplinary study at UNM."

Monday, Nov. 7, noon (DSH 123)
"After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Postsocialist Serbia", Jessica Greenberg, assistant professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern University

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Egypt: Back to the Future," Mahmoud Taha, Regents' Lecturer and associate professor of civil engineering, UNM

Wednesday, Nov. 9, noon (DSH 123)
"Thinking the Ontohistorical Revolution in its Youth," Iain Thomson, professor of philosophy, UNM

Thursday, November 10, 12:30 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Youth and African Freedom Struggles," Abosede George, assistant professor of history and Africana studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

Thursday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m. (DSH 120)
"From Africa to Europe: French Muslims and Revolutions," Hafid Gafaïti, Andrew Mellon Distinguished Professor, Horn Professor of Romance Languages, Qualia Professor of French & Francophone Studies, Texas Tech University

Friday, Nov. 11, noon (DSH 123)
"Systemic Causes of the Arab Spring," Heidi Lane, associate professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College; Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F Kennedy School, Harvard University

Monday, Nov. 14, noon (DSH 123)
"Modernity Denied: Sierra Leone and the Antimodern Revolution," Ian David Stewart, author of Ambushed: A War Reporter's Life on the Line; Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan

UNM Lecture Series Co-Sponsors : Africana Studies, Feminist Research Institute, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Law School, National Security Studies Program, Office of the Provost, Philosophy.

For more information: visit International Studies Institute or call (505) 277-1963.

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