The Civility Speaker Series presents Dr. Joseph Sadek in a talk, titled "Understanding the Struggles of Returning Veterans," on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building Fiesta Room A&B. The event is free and open to the public.

Sadek is an associate professor of Psychiatry at UNM and leads the Veterans Affairs Center Psychiatric Poly-Trauma Team. Sadek's talk will center Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries to help the public to understand more about how these conditions affect those who are afficted. More than 1,000 students at UNM access federal education benefits as military veterans or active-duty military members, which is more than any higher education institution in New Mexico.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, The Civil Campus Council, The Veterans Resource Center and Vet Success on Campus.