21st Annual International Conference on Central & Southwest Asia

The International Conference on Central and Southwest Asia is free and open to the public. Join us at the University Center Theater on the third floor of the University Center at the University of Montana. 

Tuesday, April 16

12:30 pm–1:50 pm

Afghanistan, Chechnya & Egypt

Presenters: Hudson Pullen, Aaron Edens, Jack Gannon, Tyler Worm,  

Chair-Moderator: Professor Ardi Kia, University of Montana

2:00 pm–3:20 pm 

In the Shadow of A War: Israel, Iran, Hamas, the United States & Russia 

Presenters: Professor Michael Mayer, University of Montana 

Robert Seidenschwarz, Montana World Affairs Council 

Professor Mehrdad Kia, University of Montana

3:30 pm–4:45 pm

Globalization’s New Twist: An Energy Revolution and a Pandemic Reset the Stage

Presenter: Jennifer Warren, Founder of Concept Elemental 

Chair-Moderator: Robert Seidenschwarz, Montana World Affairs Council 

7:00 pm–8:30 pm

India-U.S. Relations: India’s First Consulate in Pacific Northwest-Leveraging Diplomatic Ties and Technologies for Global Prosperity

Presenter: India’s Consul General Prakash Gupta


Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center at the University of Montana

Montana World Affairs Council