EWC to host International Studies Scholar Lecture Series
August 31, 2011
Thomas E. Gouttierre, an expert on Afghanistan, will address the current situation and future prospects for this war torn country in the forum Assessing Afghanistan in 2011: Opportunities and Challenges Ten Years after 9/11. America is invested in Afghanistan’s future and Gouttierre is a pivotal actor in the American-Afghani relationship.
Leading up to his current position as the Dean of International Studies and Programs and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fulbright Fellow, a Senior Political Affairs Officer on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Afghanistan in 1996-97, and a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Citizens Commission on Afghanistan Refugees. He has testified at hearings before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, the British Parliament, the French National Assembly, the Norwegian Storting, and the UN Select Committee on Human Rights.
The forum will take place at Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, and it is free and open to the public.
Thomas E. Gouttierre’s visit is part of the state-wide International Studies Scholar Lecture Series, now in its 3rd year, funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant the UW International Studies Program received in partnership with all seven of the Wyoming community colleges. “Our International Studies consortium among Wyoming colleges has created a broad-ranging dialogue on international issues and illustrates our commitment to share resources to bring significant speakers on a variety of global issues to Wyoming. Our next goal is to sponsor a new World to Wyoming Initiative to build support to sustain this project beyond Fall 2011,” says Dr. Jean Garrison, Director of International Studies.
The lecture series is also sponsored by Eastern Wyoming College, the UW International Studies Program and the Wyoming Humanities Council. For more information or questions, please contact Court Merrigan Learning Skills Lab Coordinator, at 307.532.8378 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.