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"Bosnia Wars: 25 Years Later"
Dr. Michael McNeal
Dr. Kevin Archer
Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University & University of Denver
December 9, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Associate Dean Student Affairs; Director of International Programs
Dr. Michael J. McNeal received his Ph.D. from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, focusing on political theory and international relations. During an academic year in Budapest in 1992, McNeal began an eight year study of the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia, making multiple visits to Belgrade, Zagreb, and Ljubljana during the conflicts. This culminated in two periods of work in Sarajevo (resettling IDPs in 1998 and working for the U.S. Embassy and OSCE in 2000). During a year living in Athens, he examined the transnational constituency of Albanians and ethno-national relations in Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and northern Greece. Since then, McNeal has taught disparate subjects in political science at colleges and universities along the Front Range, and co-edited two scholarly volumes, ‘U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings (2017, I.B. Taurus/Bloomsbury),’ and ‘European/Supra-European: Cultural Encounters in Nietzsche’s Philosophy (2020, De Gruyter).’ He has recently contracted to co-edit a third volume entitled ‘Joy and Laughter in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: Alternative Liberatory Politics (Bloomsbury),’ which is slated for publication in winter 2022.
Dr. Kevin Archer is a Teaching Professor, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and the Director of International Programs at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The former Director of International Studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, Dr. Archer has taught extensively on the international political economy, global governance, US foreign policy, and multilateral negotiation theory. Outside of academia, Dr. Archer is the founder and president of the Institute for Global Education. He was recently in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia studying post-war reconstruction challenges and civil wars.
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"Critical Minerals & U.S. National Security"
Dr. Morgan Bazilian
Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines
January 19, 2021 -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
"Watching Climate Change from Space"
Dr. Waleed Abdalati
Director of Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at University of Colorado
February 23, 2021 -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
EVENT DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Event will be held in conjunction with the American Council on Germany
"U.S. National Security"
Dr. Lewis Griffith
Director of International Security at University of Denver, Josef Korbel School
April 14, 2021 -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.