Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Commentaries

The following links are to commentaries on issues of relevance to Mansfield Center projects that have been published or aired by local media:


Honoring Mike Mansfield's Legacy of Leadership KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, November 13, 2014

International Exchanges Prepare Montana Youth For a Global Future KUFM Commentary by Kelsey Stamm, October 17, 2014

The Benefits of Governor Bullock's Trade Mission KUFM Commentary by Abraham Kim, September 17, 2014

The Voice of the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative 2014 KUFM Commentary by 2014 YSEALI Participants, June 23, 2014

Cambodia Connections and Internationalizing Montana Youth KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, June 25, 2014

Shaping Global Opinions by Sharing Montana with the World KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, May 28, 2014

Building Bridges from the West to the East KUFM Commentary by Kelsey Stamm, April 30, 2014

Fight for Hope and Freedom: Human Trafficking and Montana KUFM Commentary by Abraham Kim, March 31, 2013

Economic Empowerment Program Supports Montanans Competing Globally KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, February 5, 2014


Marking International Education Week in Montana KUFM Commentary by Abraham Kim, November 13, 2013

The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages KUFM Commentary by Abraham Kim, October 16, 2013

Mansfield for a New Generation KUFM Commentary by Abraham Kim, September 18, 2013

American Youth Leadership Program KUFM Commentary by Kelsey Stamm, August 21, 2013

Fostering Engagement with Laos While Promoting Human Rights KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, June, 2013.

Broadening Perspectives: A Montana Youth Leadership Program in Cambodia KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, May 1, 2013.

Economic Empowerment from Montana to Southeast Asia and Back KUFM Commentary by Kelsey Stamm, February 6, 2013.


Remaining Engaged in People-to-People Diplomacy KUFM Commentary by Deena Mansour, September 19, 2012.

Reflections from Southeast Asian Students on Montana as a Living Laboratory by Lim Nguon of Cambodia, July 25, 2012 (Audio)

Public Diplomacy in the Context of a New Egypt by Deena Mansour, June 27th, 2012.

Bureaucrat in a Strange Land by Dr. Terry Weidner, May 30th, 2012.

"A Changing Egypt" by Owen Sirrs, April 16th, 2012.

Women's Leadership and Empowerment by Deena Mansour, April 4th, 2012.

Student Loans and Indebtedness by Dr. Otto Koester, March 6th, 2012.

Women's Empowerment Project by Deena Mansour, February 8th, 2012.

Cybersecurity: The New Frontier KUFM Commentary by Dr. Daniel Smith, November 14th, 2012.


Mike Mansfield's "Message to American Youth" by Dr. Otto Koester, December 5th, 2011.

University's Role Includes More than Jobs for Montana by Dr. Terry Weidner, November 16th, 2011.

Political Deja Vu? by Dr. Terry Weidner, November 2011.

Two Way Exchange for American and Chinese Young Professionals on Environmental Issues by Suhan Chen, October 28th, 2011.

KUFM Commentary on Ethics by Dr. Dane Scott, October 19th, 2011.

Montana's Continuing Commitment to Japan by Ian Marquand, July 27th 2011.

Internationalizing the Public Schools: Lessons from Newcomb, NY, by Chase Maxwell, July 12th, 2011.

U.S. Institute of Peace by Dr. Otto Koester, June 3rd, 2011.

US-Vietnamese Relations in a Changed Strategic Environment by Dr. Terry Weidner, May 5th, 2011.

Islam and the Religious Diversity in Asia by Charles Sam Courtney, April 6th, 2011.

"Chinese Language Learning in Montana" by Dr. Otto Koester, March 2011.

Why Egypt Matters by Owen Sirrs, February 8th, 2011.


The North Korean Dilemma by Steve Levine, December 15th 2010.

U.S-China Environmental Exchange Program by Deena Mansour, November 17th, 2010.

Montana’s Role in the Strategically-Important Relationship Between the U.S. and Vietnam by Deena Mansour, October 29th 2010.

The New Vietnam by Dr. Terry Weidner, October 21st, 2010.

Montanans as Citizen Diplomats:  The Importance of Public Diplomacy By Deena Mansour, October 2010.

"Our Need for Better K-12 Civics Education” by Dr. Otto Koester, September 22nd, 2010.

China’s New Attitude by Dr. Terry Weidner, June 30th, 2010.

The Mansfield Center Public Policy Initiative by Deena Mansour, May 5th, 2010.

Liu Xiaobo and Human Rights In China by Steve Levine, January 5th, 2010.


Learning Chinese Important for Future in The Missoulian, by Bob Brown, November 30th, 2009.

Obama and U.S.-China Relations by Steve Levine, November 18th 2009.

International Education by Steve Levine, October 26th, 2009.

Ageing and the Elderly: East Asia Forewarns a Demographic Tsunami by Dr.Otto Koester, September 23rd, 2009.