The fall series of international luncheons kicks off with presentations by Mala Htun and Bill Walters, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Roberts Room of Scholes Hall. A light luncheon will be served. To attend, RSVP to Joseph Suilmann, or call 505-277-2613.

Mala Htun, associate professor, political science, presents, "When and why do governments promote women's rights? A global analysis of states and gender equality policy."

Bill Walters, associate professor, theater arts, delivers, "Presenting 'Port Twilight' in Beijing," about his experience taking a group of students to participate in the Asia Theatre Education Centre's Festival in Beijing, China.

The lunchtime series returns courtesy of Natasha Kolchevska, associate provost for International Initiatives; and Mary Anne Saunders, special assistant to the president for international initiatives.

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