The Political Culture of Mexico Through the 2018 Election

Event Date: April 9 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner & Reception: PAC Restaurant, University of Illinois at Springfield Speaker: Christina Tapia Muro, Professor of Political Science, University of Colima, Mexico All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a […]

“INF and the Future of US-Russia Arms Control”

Event Date: March 27 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Conference Room C/D, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner & Reception: Conference Room C/D, University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) has long […]

The Opioid Epidemic:  How we got here and where to go now

Event Date: February 5 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Student Union, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner:Student Union ,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Dr. Kari Wolf will  trace phases of opioid epidemics in the United States and […]

Colombia after the Drug War

Event Date: December 12 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Club Room , Hoogland Center for the Arts Dinner:Club Room , Hoogland Center for the Arts All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation.   Dr. Stan Ruecker is the Anthony J. Petullo Professor in Design […]

“How World War I Changed the World”

Event Date: November 26 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Student Union Ballroom, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: Student Union Ballroom,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I – […]

“Great Britain’s Decision to Leave the European Union”

Event Date: October 16 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: Public Affairs Restaurant ,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Professor Chris McDonald will  present this program on Brexit.  In this presentation […]

Sino-American Relations: Competition or Conflict?

Event Date: September 17 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Student Union, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner:Student Union ,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Professor Michael Swaine will  present on the relationship between the U.S. and China.  Michael […]

Climate Change as a Civil and Human Rights Issue

Event Date: April 16 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: PAC Restaurant All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. As the Director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, Jacqueline Patterson works with community leaders in […]