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.

Missoula County Public SchoolsOn October 11, 2019, the Mansfield Center will host the second Innovate High School conference on the Mountain Campus. More than 200 Missoula County high school juniors will spend the day immersed in presentations and discussions surrounding innovation, imagination and problem solving. Throughout the day-long event, innovation will be discussed as the way in which to apply skills with creativity, collaboration, and analysis to develop novel solutions to complex problems.

Learn More About InnovateHS

Mansfield Dialogues

Brian Dowdle talking to an audience during a Mansfield Center Brown Bag LectureEvery semester, the Mansfield Center hosts local and international guests for lunchtime discussions 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, and audience members are welcome to bring their lunch.

View the Mansfield Dialogues Schedule

Mansfield Leadership Forum

Abraham Kim speaking with David Steinberg during an Asian Leadership Forum lectureSenator Mansfield left a legacy of ethical, globally-minded leadership. The Mansfield Leadership Forum brings a variety of experts to the University of Montana to discuss critical topics from the local to the international levels. 

Learn more about the Mansfield Leadership Forum