Mansfield Center Spring and Fall Lecture Series

Fall 2018

Climate Change in VietnamClimate Change in Vietnam Informational Session

Wednesday, October 31 at Noon
University Center Alumni Boardroom

Speakers: Dr. Jill Belsky, Dr. Steve Siebert, Program Manager Caitlin Sager, and Alumni

The College of Forestry & Conservation, the Mansfield Center, the Climate Change Studies Program, and the Environmental Studies Department have created a unique study abroad opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience of climate change in natural ecosystems in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The field-based, experiential classes focus on climate change issues as well as the culture, ecology, economy, and history of Vietnam. The program will be led by Society and Conservation Professor Dr. Jill Belsky and Forestry Professor Emeritus Dr. Steve Siebert and is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. Program dates are May 8 - May 31, 2019. More in-depth information will be available at the informational session. 

Mount FujiJET to Japan! Working in Japan with the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program

Wednesday, September 26 at Noon
University Center room 330

Speaker: Maggie Thorpe, JET Program Coordinator & Educational Affairs Specialist, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle

Are you interested in living and working in Japan? The JET Program allows people with a Bachelor's degree or higher to serve as Assistant Language Teachers or Coordinators for International Relations in schools and communities throughout Japan. JETs come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process for this great opportunity.

yseali-lectureManaging Natural Resources and Environmental Challenges in a Global World

Wednesday, September 12 at Noon
Davidson Honors College Room 119

Speakers: Fellows in the U.S. Department of State's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Natural Resource Management

In an increasingly interconnected world, managing natural resources is truly a global question. Southeast Asian young leaders join us at UM to discuss their U.S. State Department fellowship, with a focus on the essential role trans-boundary collaboration plays in global environment issues.  Fellows from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand will share reflections on their Montana experience from the context of their home countries.

Every semester, the Mansfield Center Lecture series draws on members of the University and Missoula communities and on visiting foreign scholars and fellows to create a series of talks on a wide variety of topics, from international development, to exchange opportunities, to public policy and ethical dilemmas. All lectures are free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the lecture.

More lectures coming soon!

Past Mansfield Center Lecture Series