Events and Conferences
12th Annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference
University Center (UC) Theater
University of Montana
Tuesday, Arpil, 22 - Thursday, April 24
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- Removed from Contested Territory: Migrant Uyghurs in China, Nathan Domitrovich, Graduate Student, Anthropology Department, Coordinator, Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, The University of Montana, Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, Time: noon to 1pm, where: Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Seminar Room, Stone Hall 303, The University of Montana
- 11th Annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference, April 17th-19th, 2013, University Center Theatre, The University of Montana
- Persian Cuisine Night, Date: Friday, March 29th, 2013, Time: starts at 6pm, Where: International House, 659 South 5th Street East. For more information contact: Daler Rakhimov, President, Persian Student Association, The University of Montana, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Thousand and One Lenses on Israel-Palestine, Brendan Work, Head Teacher of Arabic, Missoula County Public Schools, Date: March 27th, 2013, Time: noon to 1pm, Where: Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Seminar Room, Stone Hall 303, The University of Montana
- Palestinians and the Arab Spring, Professor Samir Bitar, Arabic Language and Culture, Anthropology Department; Outreach Coordinator, Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, The University of Montana, Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, time: noon to 1pm, where: Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Seminar Room, Stone Hall 303, The University of Montana
- From alla turca to alla franca: Constructing the "New Women" in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic, Secil Poyraz, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida State University, Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013, time: noon to 1pm, where: Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Seminar Room, Stone Hall 303, The University of Montana
- Understanding Ottoman and Turkish Modernization: Religion, Science and Politics: 1860-1890, Dr. Serdar Poyraz, Visting Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Montana, Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, time: noon-1pm, where: Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Seminar Room, Stone Hall 303, The University of Montana
- What the Sea Saw Photography Exhibit April 19-May 9
- Jewish Revolts in the Time of Jesus (November 29, 2010)
- Turkey and Iran: America's Partners in the New Middle East? (November 16, 2010)
- 8th Annual Central & Southwest Asia Conference (April 21 - 23, 2010)
- International Conference on the Durability of Authoritarian Regimes and the Challenges of Islamist Movements in the Middle East (September 30 - October 1, 2009)
- 7th Annual Central & Southwest Asia Conference (April 22-24, 2009)
- 6th Annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference: Religion, Violence and Law – Islam and Human Rights in Central and Southwest Asia (April 24 -26, 2008)
- 5th Annual Central Asia Conference: Central Asia and Its Geopolitical Impact on South Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East (April 19-21, 2007)
- 4th Annual Central Asia Conference: A Policy Dialogue (April 20-22, 2006)
- Central Asia: Its GeoPolitical Significance and Future Impact (April 9-13, 2003)
- Visit by Ambassador to the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan, July 2005. Ambassador Zamira Sydykova visited Missoula from July 14-19, 2005.
- Visitors from Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa, Republic of Georgia, May 2005. Prof. Dr. Guram Chikovani, Rector and President, Professor Marina Tkhinvaleli, Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, and Professor David Abesadze, Visiting Fellow, George Washington University
- UM Delegation to Tajikistan, April-May 2005. A UM delegation visited several universities in Tajikistan . The delegation was lead by President George Dennison and included Vice President Daniel Dwyer, Dean Jerry Fetz, Ambassador Mark Johnson, Professor Mehrdad Kia, Heather Almquist and Otto Koester.
- Ambassadorial Roundtables, April 8-9, 2005. The University of Montana hosted two roundtable discussions featuring Ambassadors Khamrokhon Zaripov of Tajikistan and Baktybek Abdrisaev of Kyrgyzstan . They were joined by John Fox, Director of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs in the Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. The first roundtable was Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the UC Theater. The second roundtable was on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in the UC North Ballroom.
- Visit by Tajik Ambassador, September 2004. Ambassador Khamrokhon Zaripov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Tajikistan to the United States presented a lecture entitled Tajikistan at the Crossroads: the Struggles of an Ancient Nation & People
- Training of Scholar from Kazakh National Technical University, Kazakhstan, Fall 2004.
- American Studies Training, Fall 2004. Training of two Georgian Scholars from Tbilisi Institute of Asia & Africa and Kutaisi State University sponsored by a U.S. Department of State Freedom Support Grant.
- Conference, Georgia-U.S.A. Relations: A Dialogue between Georgian and American Scholars, June 1-2, 2004. Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa, Tbilisi, Georgia. A two-day conference co-hosted by Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa and The University of Montana. The conference included the opening ceremony of the Montana Room - A Center for American Studies attended by Richard Miles, the United States Ambassador to Republic of Georgia.
- Delegation to Kazakhstan, May 2004. Professor Mehrdad Kia accompanied Senator Conrad Burns, Representative Daniel Rehberg and others on a trip to Kazakhstan. The trip included meetings with Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education and the rectors of Kazakh National Pedagogical University and Eurasian National University.
- Lecture, "Oil, Democracy, and Islam," by John Fox, Director for Central Asia and the Caucasus, U.S. State Department, April 2004. Sponsored by International Programs, The Central Asia & Caspian Basin Program and the World Affairs Council of Montana.
- American Studies Training, Spring 2004. Training of two Georgian Scholars from Tbilisi Institute of Asia & Africa and Kutaisi State University sponsored by a U.S. Department of State Freedom Support Grant.
- Training of Kyrgyz Administrators from Naryn State University, Kyrgyzstan, Spring 2004.
- Lecture, "Chechnya Diary: A War Correspondent's Story of Surviving the War in Chechnya," by Thomas Goltz, October 2003. Co-sponsored by International Programs and the World Affairs Council of Montana.
- Conference, Central Asia : Its Geopolitical Significance & Future Impact, April 2003. The Conference of Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs Directors and International Programs hosted a four day conference on Central Asia at The University of Montana.
- Lecture, "Women in Postwar Afghanistan," by Shahla Arsala, April 2003. International Programs, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, the Montana World Affairs Council and the Central Asia and Caspian Basin Program sponsored the lecture by the cofounder of the Afghan Women's Association and founder of the Widow's Project.