U of Montana

MISSOULA – The Mansfield Center at the University of Montana will launch its spring 2017 Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to promote understanding of Asia, public affairs and ethics.

Topics this semester include women’s leadership, traditional ecological knowledge in resource management, climate change in Southeast Asia, Korean culture and U.S.-Japanese relations.

All sessions will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. The schedule follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, University Center Room 333: “Montana NEW Leadership: Leadership Opportunity for Female Undergrads,” Nicky Phear, director of UM’s Climate Change Studies program and member of the UM Women’s Leadership Initiative inaugural cohort; and Deena Mansour, Sara Rinfret and Haley Anderson, Montana NEW Leadership organizers.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, UC Room 330: “Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Utilization in the Minority Region of Guizhou Province, China,” Jiang Nie, associate professor at Guizhou University of Finance and Economics and UM visiting scholar.
  • Wednesday, March 15, UC Room 331: “Exploring the Delta: Changing Climate and Culture in Vietnam,” Nicky Phear, director of Climate Change Studies at UM, and Dan Spencer, UM professor of environmental studies.
  • Wednesday, April 5, UC Room 330: “Christian Experience in 19th Century Japan: A Contemporary American Perspective,” Joanna Reed Shelton, UM faculty affiliate and author of “A Christian in the Land of the Gods.”
  • Wednesday, April 12, Davidson Honors College Room 119: “Introduction to Korean Culture and Hallyu (Korean Wave),” Byeong-Keun You, lead instructor, Korean Language and Culture, Mansfield Center; and Sanghyup Lee, Jisoo Han and EunBee Seo, instructors, Korean Language and Culture, Mansfield Center.
  • Tuesday, April 25, UC Room 326, 12:30-1:20 p.m.: “The Montana-Japan Connection: Reflections on the KAKEHASHI Project,” participants in the 2016 UM KAKEHASHI Project study tour of Japan.

For more information and extended session descriptions, click HERE or call 406-243-2988.

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