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Mansfield Center Events

A full audience for a Mansfield Center LectureMansfield Center events are an important part of our community outreach and public education. These events bring global and ethical issues to Montanans and the University through dialogues with national and international experts and scholars. All Mansfield Center events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. If you would like to receive email updates about upcoming events, please subscribe for Mansfield Center email announcements.

Mansfield Center Annual Conferences

Every year, the Mansfield Center invites national and international experts to the University of Montana to discuss a current topic relevant to Montana and the Mansfield Center mission. Past conferences have examined issues including human trafficking, health care, women's empowerment, the challenges of aging and the changing political structure in Asia.

Lake in the Mission Mountain Wilderness

On September 10-12, the 2014 Fall Mansfield Conferece, The Storied Past, the Troubled Future: The Imperative of Wilderness at 50 Years celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act  by brining together wilderness experts, academics, enthusiasts and advocates to examine past work and consider the future challenges and controversies facing wilderness.  The conference paid special attention to the key roles Montana and Montanans have played and are playing in pursuing, establishing, and realizing the imperative of wilderness.

Visit the Imperative of Wilderness at 50 Years Home Page  |  Visit the Mansfield Conferences Home Page

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Brian Dowdle talking to an audience during a Mansfield Center Brown Bag LectureEvery semester, the Mansfield Center hosts local and international speakers on a variety of local, national and international topics ranging from public policy, to the environment, to international travel. All lectures are free and open to the public.

View the Fall 2014 Brown Bag Lecture Series Schedule

Asian Leadership Forum

Photo of Abraham Kim speaking with David Steinberg during an Asian Leadership Forum lectureAsia is a strategically critical and economically and politically dynamic region. A better understanding of this region is critical as the United States moves forward in a global world, and so the Mansfield Center brings national experts to the University of Montana to discuss how these regions and U.S. foreign policy impact Montana and the nation.

Learn more about the Asian Leadership Forum