Mansfield Center Events
Mansfield 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.
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.
On April 15, 2010, the Mansfield Center the Mansfield Center will host the first Innovate High School conference on the Mountain Campus April 15, 2019. 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.
Every 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.
Asia 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.