UNM's International Studies Institute (ISI) presents its fall lecture series, "Global Threats." The series takes place Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 4 in a series of eight presentations. Distinguished speakers from universities, national labs and government agencies examine the many dimensions to global threats from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics include civil war and reconciliation in Rwanda, child soldiers in Africa, human trafficking and nuclear or biological threats in the United States and around the world.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are set in Dane Smith Hall on main campus. For more information, contact Christine Sauer at sauer@unm.edu.

Lecture Schedule

• Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. (DSH 225)
"ICYIZERE (hope): Trauma, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation after the Rwandan Genocide," Patrick Mureithi, filmmaker and artist in residence, Drury University

• Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Child Soldiers in Africa: From Degradation to Reintegration,"
Stephen L. Bishop, associate professor of French and Africana Studies, UNM

• Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Prioritizing Global Threats: An Intelligence Officer's Perspective,"
James E. Steiner, public service professor of Public Administration & Policy, SUNY Albany

• Friday, Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Nuclear Threats," panel discussion with James A. Tegnelia, research professor, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, UNM; Farajollah Ghanbari, distinguished member of the technical staff and system engineer, Global Security Engagement & International Safeguards Department, Sandia National Laboratories; and Andrew L. Ross, political science professor and director, Center for Science, Technology & Policy, UNM.

• Monday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Screening Trafficking: Action, Reaction, and Reception,"
Yana Hashamova, associate professor of Slavic; and director, Center for Slavic & East European Studies, Ohio State University

• Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Bio Threats," William So, Ph.D., policy & program specialist, FBI

• Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Political Terrorism and Gender: Comparisons from European History,"
M. Jane Slaughter, history professor and director, Arts & Humanities Research Initiatives, UNM

• Thursday, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. (DSH 120)
"Policy Responses to Nuclear Threats,"
Hans M. Kristensen, director, Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu