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The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) will host the first session of its Forum on Global Ideas, a new programming initiative focused on bringing international perspectives to the El Paso area.
The first forum is set for on October 24 at 5:30 p.m.
“El Paso is an international city but the issues discussed here tend to focus on the region’s border identity and the controversies surrounding immigration,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov.
“With the EPMH Forum on Global Ideas, I wanted to draw El Pasoans into international dialogues and to explore the ways in which what is happening globally resonates with issues happening here.”
The inaugural event will be a lecture by Thomas Hanson titled “Crisis of Democracy: Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics.” Hanson is a retired U.S. Diplomat, current Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and serves as Chair of the Minnesota Chapter of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
The forum is presented with the generous support of Texas Gas Service and in collaboration with the Sam Donaldson Institute, the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Communication, and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.
The series will continue in the coming years with biannual events. Sessions will include traditional lectures, focused workshops, diverse panels, and working conferences.
The event is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Register by emailing your name and number of guests to RSVP.EPMH@elpasotexas.gov.